Sunday, August 2, 2015

Posted by Mala at 5:21:00 AM 2 comments
This Vegetable Semiya very much resembles noodles, kids fall in love with this, and they are happy to eat it off with ketchup. We adults, can eat it off with coconut chutney. I use roasted vermicelli, since they are evenly roasted. It saves  time too.

Roasted Vermicelli - 1  cup
Water - 2 cups
Carrots , sliced lengthwise - 1/2 cup
Shelled peas - 1/2 cup
Green, red and yellow bell peppers - 1/2 cup each
Onions - 1 sliced thinly
Curry leaves
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Seasoning ingredients
Cooking oil + ghee - 2 tbsps
Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Split urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Broken red chillies - 2-3

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Tiffin Variety, Breakfast
Prep time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 mts 

Serves 4

Below seen veggies to be pressure cooked for 5 mts. Otherwise, while sauteeing, they will not get fully cooked.

Take a pan, add cooking oil, reserving ghee to add at the last stage, and add all the above mentioned seasoning ingredients

                                Then add the sliced onions with curry leaves, and a tsp of grated ginger,  and continue to saute.

Now, add the sliced bell peppers

and now, the carrots and peas, pressure cooked

Add the measured water, and salt to taste

Then to the boiling water,  add the vermicelli,  and sambar powder.

                                               Cover with a lid, lowering the flame.

                                      Half  done, after 5 minutes.  Now add ghee.


                                  Ready to be served with coconut  chutney.

*3/4 cup vermicelli and 1/4 cup sooji can also be made the same way, when you can add a tomato too.
* Generally, I do not add tomatoes, at times, it makes the vermicelli a bit soggy.
*Spring onions can be added too. It lends an additional flavour.
*Kids can eat this with ketchup, which will make it look like noodles.


  1. Hello aunty ,
    Congratulations on this wonderful blog and for completing 1 month . Can't wait to try some of your recipes and wishing you many more months and years of blogging . With respects . Chitra Satya


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