How to Make Seviyan Upma for Babies & Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Seviyan Upma Recipe

Seviyan or vermicelli is a versatile food that can be used to make sweet as well as savoury recipes. Adding lots of vegetables into seviyan upma increases its nutrition value and makes it more tempting for your toddlers as it looks like noodles. The dish is an ideal recipe for breakfast or dinner. This nutritious recipe is simple to make and has mild flavours and soft texture. Here’s how you can make seviyan upma for babies.

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Cooking time


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Cooking Method: Gas Stove

Type of Meal: Vegetarian

Suitable For: Babies above 10 months of age

Meal Schedule: breakfast, mid-morning, evening or dinner

Recipe Type: Main Dish



Quantity and Volume

Bambino vermicelli or any vermicelli

1 cup


1 small, diced


5 nos, chopped


1/2, diced


1 small, finely chopped


1 small, chopped


½ tsp

Curry Leaves

1 sprig

Coriander leaves

1 tsp chopped

Ghee or cooking oil

2 tbsp


3 cups




½ tsp

Garam masala

¼ tsp

Turmeric powder

¼ tsp


A pinch


As per taste


If you are wondering about how to make seviyan upma, here’s an easy way:

  1. Boil the water in a pan and add a few drops of oil.
  2. Add the seviyan to the water and cook it for 3-5 minutes or until it turns soft.
  3. Now drain the water and keep the seviyan aside.
  4. In another pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee or any cooking oil.
  5. Add mustard and let it splutter.
  6. Add the jeera and let it splutter too.
  7. Add the groundnut and the cashew nut and roast them until they turn golden brown.
  8. Now add in the onions and saute.
  9. Add the hing, turmeric, salt and garam masala and saute the spices
  10. Then, add the tomatoes and saute till they become mushy.
  11. Add the vegetables and give it a good mix. Cover the veggies with a lid and let them cook for a couple of minutes.
  12. Now add in the cooked seviyan and give it a gentle mix. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander and squeeze the lime juice and mix well.
  13. Switch off the flame and serve.

Recipe tips

Follow the instructions that are listed above and keep in mind the following recipe tips for making a delicious seviyan upma for your little munchkin:

  • If you are using unroasted seviyan, then add a tsp of oil in a hot pan and roast the seviyan till they turn golden brown. Then follow the rest of the steps to make the upma.
  • Do not overcook the seviyan in water as it tends to get sticky.
  • Once you add the cooked seviyan to the masala give it a gentle mix as it may break and turn mushy.
  • You can add any vegetable of your choice.

This delectable treat is a nutritious snack or a meal too. Refer the table below to know the nutrients your toddler will gain from this dish.

Nutrition information (per 100 gms)




150 cal


2 g


1.5 g

Vitamin A

300 mcg


30.5 mg

Vitamin B3

2.1 mg

Folic acid

17.5 mcg

Vitamin K

20 mcg


5 g

Vitamin C

4 mg


2.2 mg


36.5 mg


150 mg

Health Benefits

This simple seviyan upma recipe has loads of nutritious value, check them out below:

  • Vermicelli is a rich source of carbohydrates that are essential for the production of energy in the body.
  • The vegetables in this recipe are high in protein and vitamins and can aid physical and mental development and growth in your munchkin.
  • Adding ghee to this recipe ensures a dose of healthy fat for your baby, which is vital for optimum growth.
  • The presence of mixed vegetables in this recipe promotes a healthy complexion and good skin for your baby.
  • This recipe has an abundance of vegetables that promote good health and decreases the chance of obesity.

Buying Tips

Keep in mind the following tips before your proceed with this home-made seviyan upma recipe for your toddler:

  • Buy roasted seviyan to make this recipe quickly.
  • Buy only the packet that is within the expiry date.
  • Try to find organic vegetables to prevent the intervention of harsh chemicals from your baby’s diet.
  • Pick the vegetables that look fresh and are free of spots or decay.
  • Use homemade ghee for added flavour and to make the dish healthier.

Make this flavoursome, healthy and tasty recipe a part of your baby’s diet instead of ready-made cereals and instant store-bought breakfast mixes. This simple recipe is a satisfying and wholesome food for your baby. Seviyan upma can be a quick fix breakfast recipe for your baby on busy mornings.


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