Toasted seviyan (vermicelli) with fruits – a healthy way to start your day
Vermicelli is a kind of pasta and in Asia, it is mainly made with semolina, where in Italy it is made with durum wheat. It can be used in many ways, like Spanish fideua, Persian falooda, Somalian cadriyad which is quiet similar to Indian seviyan kheer / payasam, in pilaf, pasta and noodle based dishes.
Seviyan or vermicelli upma is a popular south Indian dish, fairly simple, very tasty, full of nutrition and colorful too. Every house has their own version of preparing it, use any spices, or sauces you like and the end results are bound to be good.
I usually prepared it as a breakfast, which is quick, healthy and yummy too. To make it more wholesome, I add seasonal vegetables, fruits and dry fruits to it.
In this recipe I had used only fruits and dry fruits, no spices and sauces though.
Seviyan / Vermicelli : 300 gm
Fruits (apple / pineapples / oranges / grapes / pomegranates): 1 cup
Raisins and cashews: 1/2 cup
Onion (sliced): 1 small
Peanuts (roasted): 1/4 cup
Salt and sugar to taste
Oil for toasting : 1 tbsp
Water : 1 / 1/2 cup
If you are using pre-roasted vermicelli, then no need to toast it. Otherwise, toast the vermicelli lightly in oil in a non-stick pan.
Chopped finely the fruits and keep it aside.
Slice the onions and add it to the vermicelli. Lightly fry it and add salt to taste. Mix it well.
Add the roasted peanuts, raisins, cashews and chopped fruits. Add sugar to taste.
Mine is little inclined towards the sweeter taste, if you don’t like the sugar, you can cut it. It will not change the taste of the dish as the fruits has their own natural sucrose which will supplement the sugary taste.
Mix it thoroughly and add the measured amount of water, just as to partly cover the vermicelli. Otherwise it will become too mushy and sticky, so better to prepare it in a non-stick pan.
Cook for few minutes till all the water get absorbed. In the end it should be soft and not mushy.
Serve the hot vermicelli / seviyan with your favourite fruit juices.
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