Namkeen Seviya or Salted Sevai is a filling and yummy breakfast. I love to add peanuts, dry coconut, curry leaves and mustard seeds to give it a nice South-India touch. You can add any veggie/no-veggie as per your choice. J Since I was on a refrigerator cleaning spree, to accommodate fresh veggies from the market, I added carrots, caulis, peas and some paneer (cottage cheese).
PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 15 minutes
DIFFICULTY SCALE: Medium
- Baked sevai – 1 cup
- Carrot – 1, diced
- Onion – 1 small, diced
- Peas – ¼ cup
- Cauliflower – ¼ cup, diced
- Paneer – 4-5 pieces, optional
- Peanuts – 2 tablespoon
- Green chillis – 3
- Curry Leaves – 7-8
- Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Ginger – 1 small piece, grated
- Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
- Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
- Dry coconut – few flakes
- Oil – 2 tablespoon
- Salt – to taste
- Heat oil in a wok and add chopped paneer slices until golden brown and remove and keep aside.
- Cut half of the onion into long and thin slices and fry till brown and keep aside as well.
- Add some peanuts and coconut pieces next and fry and keep aside too.
- Now add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
- Add curry leaves and green chillis.
- Finely chop the remaining half onion and add next along with grated ginger.
- Add 1 cup of water in a bowl on a separate burner and allow it to come to a boil.
- Add cauliflower, carrots and peas once the onion starts to caramelize and add some salt and turmeric powder.
- Add dry sevai or Bambino and mix well and cook on sim for 2 minutes.
- Add boiling water to the wok and turn the flame on medium-high and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes until it evaporates.
- Add the lemon juice and mix with light hands so as not to break the cooked Bambino.
- Top it with caramelized onions, peanuts, coconut flakes and paneer slices and serve hot.