27 August, 2010

My healthy breakfast

Vermicelli is a healthy, low calorie breakfast and you can make it anytime you want to make one pot meal. I use Bambino sevai made of hard wheat and semolina (sooji). You can add any number of vegetables to this to make it more nutritious. By using pre- roasted vermicelli, you can cut back on the quantity of oil used plus your labor.
Recipe of Vermicelli
½ cup sevai (vermicelli)
1 tsp chana dal (Bengal gram)
1 tsp dhuli urad dal (split black gram)
½ tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp peanuts
1 onion- chopped
2 green chillies- chopped
Vegetables like green peas and carrot (diced)
2 cup water
4 tsp oil
Salt to taste
½ tsp turmeric powder
1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a non- stick pan and roast sevai till golden. Take out sevia from the pan.
2. Heat 2 tsp oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add chana dal and after 2-3 seconds, add urad dal, peanuts and broken cashews. Roast till light brown. See to it that they don’t get burned.
3. Add onion and green chillies. Sauté for few seconds and add turmeric powder. Cook for 2 seconds.
4. Add vegetables, salt and water. Cook covered till vegetables are tender.
5. Add sevai or semiya (vermicelli), mix and cook covered on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Make sure there is some water left in the pan after the vegetables are cooked otherwise add some because vermicelli needs water in which to be cooked.
6. Turn off the heat and let it stand covered for few more minutes. Let all water evaporate and get absorbed.
 100 grams of vermicelli (sevai, sevia, semiya) contains 361 k calories, 10.5gram Protein, 77.5grams Total Carbohydrates, 2gram fiber, 1gram Total Fat, 2mg Calcium and 2mg Iron.
The above portion size that I had for my breakfast has about 190 calories.


  1. My wife really likes your blog design and she wants me to follow your receipie to cook now....you got me in trouble.

  2. Looks yummy! I don't even remember the last time I had breakfast. Its tough being a 20 something dude living alone in a complete foreign city..

  3. Your healthy break fast took me back to my college days. I have done therapeutic dietetics and we used to prepare various recipes, calculate calories, proteins, Fe etc. It was all fun cooking at that time. But I changed tracks and in a different field now.

  4. I had it just last week for dinner,did not know the calories though thanks for that :), I also add chopped tomatoes on top of it after it has been cooked.

  5. Believe it or not, my wife made it today and we really liked. She wanted me to e-mail you the picture but I did not have your email address.

    My email address is on my blog. Now it is all finished so I can't email you but for next time, email me your address if you don't mind.

    I am from Delhi and my wife lived all over India but her mom is settled in Chandigarh now.

  6. I definitely couldn't find half of those ingredients in Mexico, but it is always so fascinating for me to see what other cultures eat for breakfast. That for me would be lunch or dinner!