Semiya Tomato Bath/Sevai (Vermicelli) Tomato Upma Recipe
A Healthy and Tasty Breakfast for All
I always store sevai (vermicelli) packets in my kitchen so that I can make upma quickly when unexpected guests arrive. There are many awesome dishes that you can make with sevai, both savory and spicy. Here's a detailed recipe for you to try!
- 1 1/2 cups sevai/vermicelli/semiya
- 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, red and juicy type
- 3 green chilies
- 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste, or 1/4 inch ginger and 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 cup fresh peas/frozen peas, optional, I used, gives nutty flavor
- 1 tablespoon sambar powder/rasam powder, available in Indian stores
- 2-3 tablespoons oil, 1/2 tsp for cooking sevai, rest for the tomato bath
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or as per taste
- 1/4 teaspoon or less sugar, to balance the sourness
- 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 8 curry leaves
- 5-6 cashew nuts, optional, for garnishing
- Boil about 4 glasses of water in a saucepan. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp oil to it. Throw in sevai. Boil till it becomes al dente.
- Don't overcook them. You can ensure the right cooking by pressing a few sevai between your fingers. Turn off the heat.
- Strain it. Run cold water on it, so that it won't cook further. Set aside.
- Put chopped tomatoes in a blender or mixer. Make a smooth puree. Keep aside.
- Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cashew nuts. Slightly roast them on low heat. Take them out, place in a bowl.
- In the same pan, throw in mustard seeds. Let them splutter. Add chopped onions and slit green chilies. Saute them till onions turn translucent.
- Add fresh/frozen peas. Add some salt. Saute for two minutes. Throw in ginger-garlic paste. Saute for thirty seconds.
- Pour tomato puree. Gently mix with the other contents in the pan. Sir-cook till the puree becomes thick and starts leaving oil on the edges.
- Throw in turmeric powder, sambar/rasam powder, remaining salt, and sugar. Saute the mix for a minute.
- Add cooked sevai (vermicelli). Gently mix it with the tomato mix. Add finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
- Let the sevai mix become a bit hot. Turn off the heat.
- Now, your yummy semiya tomato bath is ready! Serve it in a plate, garnished with roasted cashew nuts. Enjoy eating this awesome dish for breakfast or dinner. You can also put it in a lunchbox and eat it at your office, at school, or on a picnic. It tastes great even when it is cold.
Nutritional Information of Sevai Tomato Upma/Vermicelli Tomato Bath
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||36|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 18 g||6%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 4 g||8%|
|Cholesterol 1 mg|
|Sodium 38 mg||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|