Sunday, 1 December 2013

Seviyan Upma (Vermicelli Upma)

Breakfast is a challenge for most people. It becomes more of a challenge on weekdays when you have to prepare quickies for people going out as well as for people staying back at home. However, getting up in the morning and to think of cooking something which would please one and all and also easy to prepare is a difficult task. I face this challenge regularly and now have come to terms with it. On most days, I bake some takeaway goodies like pies and stuffed breads which can be easily warmed in the microwave. Today's recipe is a super quick recipe and takes exactly 15 minutes to prepare. The recipe was shared by my sister in law Archita long back and ever since it has become a regular in my kitchen. The best part is even my baby enjoys it and eats it happily. What else can you ask for!

1-2 cups vermicelli (seviyan)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup peanuts, roasted
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

In a pan, bring some water to boil and cook the seviyan till just soft, about 5-7 minutes. In another pan, heat the oil and crackle the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the onions and fry till translucent. Add the roasted peanuts and fry for sometime. At this time, you can add some chopped veggies as well. I skipped as my baby does not like chunky food. 
Meanwhile, drain the water from the cooked seviyan and run it through cold water. Now add the drained seviyan to the pan and mix well. Add salt and stir. Remove from heat and serve hot. 


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