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Pudina Semiya (Vermicelli in Mint Sauce)

This recipe is inspired by Pudina Shavige or Semiya Upma which belongs to Karnataka (State in Southern India) cuisine. The recipe is mostly the same but I removed major ingredients like curry leaves and urad dal (of course, without spoiling the taste) from the main recipe. So I didn’t use the traditional name. Also, I want it to make it convenient to cook with basic ingredients for people from all over the world.

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Pudina Semiya (Vermicelli in Mint Sauce)

The best thing about this recipe is that I am not going to use any dry spice in it. Therefore it’s good for breakfast time when you shouldn’t take too spicy food. You can have it with your favourite chutney or raita.

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Ingredients Required for Pudina Semiya

Vermicelli – 2 cups

Mint leaves or Pudina – 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves or dhaniya – 1/4 cup

Green chilli – 1 nos

Ginger – 1 inch

Garlic cloves – 2 nos

Onion – 1 roughly chopped

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Raw Peanuts – 2 tbsp

Salt – as per taste

How to Make Pudina Semiya?

  • Put mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, green chilli and salt in a grinder and make a coarse paste. Add little water if required as it should look like a sauce.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Keep the flame on low and add raw peanuts. Roast till it becomes golden brown.
  • Now, add vermicelli, mint paste and a little salt. Remember that you already put salt in the paste so add it accordingly.
  • Add 1 1/2 cup of water, close the lid and let it simmer till the water vapourised completely. Stir occasionally and if the vermicelli is already cooked but water is still there, remove the lid and cook for few minutes in the pan without a lid so that it’ll become dry without vermicelli becoming overcooked.
  • Vermicelli in the mint sauce (pudina shavige or semiya) is ready. Serve hot.

Storage Instructions

You can store this recipe in the refrigerator and can consume within 4 days after microwaving for a minute or two.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Semiya (Vermicelli) made?

Vermicelli or Semiya is made from a plain wheat flour (maida). It’s just Maida, water, and a little bit of salt. You can find it easily in any Indian or Asian store near you.

Can I use Rice Vermicelli in pudina semiya upma recipe?

Yes, you can use rice vermicelli as well. Just you need to pre-cook it and add at the last in the recipe.

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Pudina Semiya (Vermicelli in Mint Sauce)

Shikha | My Food Veda
Pudina semiya is a very healthy and light recipe made with vermicelli, mint leaves and coriander leaves sauce. Plus, it's a vegan recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 persons
Calories 597 kcal

Equipment

  • A blender
  • A deep pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Vermicelli
  • 1/2 cup Mint leaves or pudina
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves or dhaniya
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp Raw peanuts
  • Salt (as per taste)

Instructions
 

  • Put mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, green chilli and salt in a grinder and make a coarse paste. Add little water if required as it should look like a sauce.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Keep the flame on low and add raw peanuts. Roast till it becomes golden brown.
  • Now, add vermicelli, mint paste and a little salt. Remember that you already put salt in the paste so add it accordingly.
  • Add 1 1/2 cup of water, close the lid and let it simmer till the water vapourised completely. Stir occasionally and if the vermicelli is already cooked but water is still there, remove the lid and cook for few minutes in the pan without a lid so that it?ll become dry without vermicelli becoming overcooked.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcalCarbohydrates: 93.2gProtein: 28.3gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 2.8gSodium: 952mgPotassium: 2769mgFiber: 41gSugar: 2.7gCalcium: 1121mgIron: 68mg
Keyword mint recipe, mint vermicelli, pudina recipe, pudina shavige, vegan, vermicelli recipe
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