Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I dont know where to begin from? Life has been a roller coaster which much much happening. I will surely not be able to give an account of all that, but one thing is for sure that I wanted to be back in the blogworld ASAP!!! I used to blog hop once in a while, but not much. Hopefully, my love for cooking will not let go off my desire this time.

How have you all been? I am hoping all of you - each one of my friends are as good as I left them and even better.

I am putting up a neat, quick breakfast or snacktime recipe - Seviyan Upma.

Ingredients :-

Seviyan - 1 cup
Beans - finely chopped 4/5 stalks
Carrot - finely chopped 1
Peas - a handful
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1 pureed
Peanuts - handful (fried)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tspn
Salt - as per taste
Garam Masala - 1 tspn
Green Chillies - as per taste
Curry Leaves - optional but good flavour

Method -
Roast the sevian on slow flame
On the other hand boil the chopped veggies and the peas with a wee bit of salt
Chop the onions.
In a wok add some oil and when it heats add the mustard seeds till they sputter
Add the chopped onions and when they are fried add the tomato puree and fry till it leaves the oil
Add the turmeric, salt and garam masala powder and the curry leaves
Fry for about 1/2 a minute
Add 2 cups water and let it boil
Then add the roast sevian and stir and cook till the water has evaporated
Add the boiled the veggies and stir
Then add the peanuts
You can garnish it with some corriander leaves
Serve it with either ketchup or green chutney or just as it is

This is a quick and delish breakfast / snacky item that I make to save my skin at times!!!

Try and let me know

Take care and I am hoping a few visits at least, and I will be back sooooooon


Cynthia said...

Hey sweetie, it is so good to see you again! How have you been? You were missed!

Happy New Year to you and the family!

Nags said...

welcome back!

Parita said...

Seviya Upma looks mouth watering! Welcome back to the world of blogging..its addictive isnt it?

Asha said...

Hi Shella, it's about time you came back. I did after 6 months. Hope you will post many soon. Happy 2010.

So simple and looks so gorgeous.

Happy cook said...

I want to take a fork and digg into that plate of delicousness.

Shella said...

Hey cynthia - thanks for the warm welcome. Hugs to you

Nags - thanks

Parita - it sure is addictive

Asha - thanks for the encouragement

Happy Cook - be my guest and dig in.

Rina said...

Welcome back Shella Dear..Semiya upma..is one yummy breakfast/tiffin ...with a dash of lime..it will bright up and satisfies our tastes buds..

Jagruti said...

oh hi Shella

first time here...Semiya upma is one of my faviorte dish...looks lovely good pic too..

cheers and do visit if you can


Fathima said...

That looks so colorful 'n yummy!

xandra said...

your blog is fantastic..such amazing recipes…

Jay said...

Hy shella,
lovely space you have with innovative recipe collections..
glad to follow u..
do stop by mine sometime...
Tasty Appetite

Alviana Kalin said...

first visit here, nice blog! btw, I'm new in this food blogging world, and I'd like to learn a lot from you. care to follow each other? :)


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