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semiya dosa in a plate

Instant Semiya dosa

Tired of making upma with semiya or vermicelli? Try this instant dosa or uttapam recipe once and you will repeat this every week!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi


  • 2 cups vermicelli I used Bambino brand semiya
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup yogurt optional
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup fenugreek leaves optional
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon green chili paste adjust according to your taste
  • ½ teaspoon ginger and garlic paste optional
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds powder
  • Oil to cook the pancakes
  • Salt to taste


  • Take a pan and roast vermicelli or semiya on a low flame for around 5 minutes.
  • Gather all the ingredients into a mixing bowl - roasted vermicelli, rice flour, whole wheat flour, chopped onion, fenugreek leaves, green chili paste, ginger and garlic paste, cumin, salt.
  • Add water and yogurt to this bowl and mix it well. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
  • Now heat the flat pan and add a teaspoon of oil. Pour a ladle full of pancake batter and spread it slowly and evenly.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook on medium to low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Flip the vermicelli pancake and let it cook for a couple of more minutes on this side also. You can even add a teaspoon of oil to this side.
  • Remove from the pan once the pancake is cooked well on both sides. Serve it hot!


Instead of green chili paste, you can use freshly ground black pepper powder or red chili flakes or powder to spice the pancakes.