Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sevai Upma - Vermicelli Upma


Couple of years ago I started feeling saturated with the usual (read lazy) breakfast options, and I was compelled to start exploring new breakfast options, to feed my soul with freshness to begin my day. And that is when I discovered my Sevai (Vermicelli) Upma recipe. Basically I added the main ingredient vermicelli from the regular sweet dish my mom makes (Sevai kheer) to the Maggi recipe my granny makes. Ever since I made this, we all have been hooked to it, so much so that it is present atleast once a week on our breakfast table. 

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup of sevai (vermicelli)
1/2 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 medium sized tomato finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds (zeera)
2 green chilies finely chopped
few curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp lemon juice (or to taste)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Masala: 
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin seed powder
1/4 tsp garam masala (optional)

Method:

  • Boil 2-3 cups of water & add the vermicelli to it along with some salt. 
  • Cook till they are done (as they cook they will expand in size). 
  • Drain & soak in cold water to prevent them from cooking further. 
  • Drain again & sprinkle some oil & mix to prevent them from sticking. Keep aside. 


  • In a pan, heat oil & when hot add the cumin seeds, when they splutter add the green chilies & curry leaves. Be careful as the spluttering will increase.
  • Add the onions & asafoetida. Saute till onions turn translucent. 
  • Now add the tomatoes & saute for a minute.
  • Then add all the ingredients listed under 'Masala' along with salt. Mix well & cook for a minute. 
  • Add the cooked & drained vermicelli. Mix thoroughly. 
  • Add lemon juice & garnish with some coriander leaves. Mix till all is well combined. Cover & cook for a minute. 

That's it, super easy & delicious breakfast Sevai (Vermicelli) Upma is ready. Serve hot!! 

Happy Cooking!!
Shweta

24 comments:

  1. Hi Shwetha ,

    Upma looks Delicious!!!

    Keep on Dear:)

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  2. So delicious and perfect for b'fast or a snack!

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  3. One of my all time favourite upma, can have it even everyday.

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  4. Wow ! I can feel the smell... Yum !!
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  5. all time fav...looks mouthwatering!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. very delicious and perfectly made..

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  9. I love this delicious breakfast...

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  10. ohh...woow...fantastic dish..stuffed with goodies..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. perfectly made...looks delicious :)

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  13. one of fav also i also made same way :)

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  14. Swetha,

    Delicious semiya upma, my favorite i love your version.

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  15. Yum! Semiya upma is delicious - love it dear :)

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  16. i love sevia upma. dont know why i havent made some in a while. thanks for the gorgeous and delicious reminder!:)

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  17. Looks delicious shewta. i will try this and update you.
    shylaashree
    http://thrillcorner.blogspot.in

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    1. Thanks Shylaashree,eagerly waiting to hear back from you :)

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