Semiyan / Vermicelli breakfast

Dear Friends

Hope you all are doing well. And I also hope that you might have tried my recipes. Today I shall post one easy, quick and nutritious breakfast recipe which keeps you full at least for 5-6 hours. There are a lot of variations of this recipe. Some even add qeema / minced meat to make it even more tasty and nutritious. And there are also many variants of this semi. This semi / vermicelli is different from what we use for making sheer. It is a bit thick and broken into small pieces.

This recipe is so easy and quick that you can also prepare it when you have unexpected guests. Instead of going for bakery bought puffs/ samosas you can serve them home made tasty semi and receive appreciation.

So here we begin with the recipe.


Semiyan / Vermicelli - 1 glass
Onion - 1
Potato - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 2-3
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Haldi / Turmeric powder  - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1 bunch for garnishing
Salt - 2 teaspoon/according to taste
Cooking oil - 5 teaspoon

Method : 

Dice the  potato and tomato. 
And slice the onions. 
Cut the green chillies into small pieces or even we can make a slit.

Heat some oil and roast the vermicelli until it turns golden
And in a large pot pour the oil and start frying the onions, also add the cut / slit green chillies and potatoes as they need to be properly cooked.

Dear friends I usually make full use of the available resources, i.e. if any recipe requires roasting separately and preparing the masala separately I try to do it simultaneously. Just like for this recipe we have to roast the semi/ vermicelli with a little bit of oil until it turns golden. And then add it to the boiling water. It not only saves time but also makes it easier for you.

Adding potatoes along with onions make them soft and also the onions are not burnt. Else if we add them later the onions get burnt and also the potatoes remain raw. You can also add diced carrots and peas. But since my hubby doesn't like too many veggies early in the morning I avoid them.

Once the onions turn golden brown we can add ginger garlic paste, and fry for a minute. And then add diced tomatoes. If you do not have ginger garlic paste, need not worry, taste still remains the same. You can add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar to remove the sourness of tomato.

Also add the remaining spices, i.e. haldi/turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and fry all the ingredients. Once the tomatoes are soft add water in 1:2 ratio, i.e. for 1 glass of semi 2 glasses of water.
And bring it to a boil. Once the water starts boiling add the roasted semiyan. and allow it to cook, if you feel the semi requires more water then add half glass of water or else when you leave it for dum it gets cooked. Do not add excess water as it completely dissolves the semi and you will have a paste of it.
Once the water is reduced leave it on dum for 4-5 minutes. Add coriander leaves for garnishing. Always add fresh herbs at the end as once you leave them on dum, the aroma is infused and when you open the vessel your whole house radiates with the aroma. after 4-5 minutes close the stove and let it rest for 2-3 minutes before you open the lid.

Your hot, easy nutritious breakfast is ready. Serve it hot with pickle or some chutney. you can also make the chutney which I posted in the previous blog to go along with it.  

Hope you will try this recipe. And do let me know if you have tried any of my recipes.