Shavige uppit / Semiyan upma / Savoury vermicelli

I always get tired of thinking what to make for breakfast. Somehow, cornflakes never was my favorite and with store bought bread being mainly of maida/flour, I need to keep making something different everyday so I don't get bored and skip breakfast. Being the most important meal of the day, breakfast has to be energy packed to get you through the day. Shavige uppit is an easy and quick to make breakfast.


Shavige/ Semiya/ Vermicelli – 1 cup (dried)
Onion – 1 small
Tomato – 1 small
Green chillies – 1-2
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard – ½ tsp
Coriander leaves – a handful
Fresh grated coconut – 2 tbsp (Optional)
Curry leaves – 5-6 (Optional)
Water – 2 cups


Heat a kadhai and roast the vermicelli without oil for 2-3 mins until they turn faintly brown and keep aside. Do not let them burn, keep stirring.
Heat oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
Add the curry leaves and chopped green chillies to the oil after the mustard seeds splutter.
Add the chopped onion and fry until they are translucent.
Add the chopped tomato and fry until they are soft.
Add the water and salt. Allow it to boil.
Once the water boils, add the roasted vermicelli and cover it.
Cook for around 5 mins until all the water evaporates and the vermicelli is cooked.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fresh grated coconut and serve hot.

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