I started making this when my son started having snacks in between meals. I just got bored of making the usual dosa, idli and roti’s. Its easy and tastes yummy.


Semia                                                                  1 cup

Onion                                                                  1

Tomato                                                                2

Green chillies                                                        2

Corriander leaves                            for garnishing

Ginger                                                           one small piece

Jeera (Cumin)                                                      1tsp

Asofoetida                                                           1/2tsp

Oil                                                                       3tsp

Turmeric powder                                                 1/2tsp

Chilli powder                                                        1/4 tsp

Jeera Powder                                                       1/2tsp

Lemon juice                                                          1tsp

Boil semia in water, add a pinch of salt. Cook til its soft, once done drain excess water and add 1 tsp of oil to it , so that it doesn’t stick together.

Boil semia in water
Strain excess water and add 1 tsp oil

Chop onion, green chillies, tomatoes and ginger into fine pieces. Take a pan, add oil and jeera, once it crackles add asofoetida, green chillies and ginger. Add a pinch of salt to it and saute till the chillies change little color. Now, add onion, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, jeera powder and saute till onion becomes pink. Add tomatoes and let it cook. Now, add semia, check salt. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Turn of the gas, add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves. Your Semia is ready!!!

Masala Semia