Sevai (Vermicelli) is also known as Jawe (Jave) in some part of India . It is a quick and tasty breakfast recipe. Vermicelli is available as roasted and non-roasted in market, I recommend buying the roasted ones for a quicker cook time.
My mom and aunt used to make raw Jawe at home. However, in today’s busy life, it is a lot more convenient to just buy Sevai from the store and prepare this easy breakfast.
3 cups of Roasted Sevai (Bambino is the brand I used, and it's very popular.)
3/4 cups of Chopped Tomatoes
1 medium Chopped Onion
1 medium Potato, Cubed in small pieces
1/8 cup of Chopped Cilantro
1 tbsp of Ajwain- also known as carom seeds, or bishop's weed
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chili powder
About 1 tsp of Salt, or as per your taste
1. Chop and slice the Potatoes very thin in a cubed form. This makes it easier to cook.
2. Heat oil in a pan on high heat. Add Ajwain and wait until it gets dark in color.
3. Once done, add the Chopped Onion, and turn the stove to medium flame. Let the onion cook until it becomes translucent.
4. Add the cubed Potatoes, Turmeric, Red Chili Powder, Salt, and 1/4 cup water. Mix all the ingredients and cover the pan on medium heat for 5-6 minutes.
5. Open the lid after 5-6 minutes. If the potatoes are not softened, keep cooking them on a low flame. It should only take an extra minute or two.
6. Add the chopped tomatoes, mix it and after 2-3 minutes add 4 cups of Water and Jave. Turn the stove to high flame and mix well.
7. Bring it to a boil on high heat. Once it's boiled, turn the stove to low heat.
8. Cover the lid of the pan and cook it until all of the water gets evaporated.
9. After 4-5 minutes, the water should all be gone. Switch off the stove, and mix it all well.
Your breakfast Sevai is ready! Serve it with cilantro leaves and some ketchup on top.
Water measurement should always be 1.5 times the quantity of Sevai.