Sunday, May 12, 2013


This is a typical Sindhi breakfast dish. Sweet vermicelli with spicy fried potatoes. This dish always brings back childhood memories. When I made it for the first time, the vermicelli was not fried evenly. I was very unhappy about it, but my dad relished it saying that it was so good. That's how dads are - sweet and encouraging !

Ingredients :
Vermicelli ... 2 cups
Sugar .......... 1 cup
Salt ............... a tiny pinch.( This is my grandma's tip. Adding a tiny pinch of salt enhances the flavour of a sweet dish (Indian dishes)
Green Cardamoms ... 3-4
Saffron ................. a pinch
Ghee ..................... 2-3 tbsp.
Almonds .............. to garnish (blanched and peeled)
Pistachios ............ crushed

For Fried Potatoes :
Potatoes ..... 1/2 kg
Salt .............. to taste
Turmeric powder .. 1/4tsp
Cumin powder ..... 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp
Amchoor powder ......1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder .... 1/4 tsp
Oil ..................... to fry

Method :

1. Heat ghee in a pan and put the crushed cardamoms. Add the vermicelli and stir fry it stirring continuously, taking care to get the even colour.

2. When the colour is brown add double the quantity (4 cups) hot water. If you are using the fine,thin vermicelli then reduce the water, 3 cups will be sufficient. Add a pinch of salt and saffron. Cover the pan and simmer to cook.
3. When the vermicelli is almost done, add the sugar and mix well. Simmer it again until the water from the sugar is absorbed.(Thin vermicelli cooks faster than the normal one)
4. Garnish with crushed pistachios and almonds.
Serve with fried masala potatoes.

FRIED POTATOES :1. Cut the potatoes into cubes and put them in the salt water for 15-20 minutes.
2. Drain the water and deep fry the potatoes. Remove from the oil and sprinkle salt and all the dry spice powders immediately. Mix well.

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  1. thank you for linking delicious combination

  2. Lovely presentation :)
    and love love the fried potatoes :)

  3. Hey I know this one - This is the sweet they always served at my friend's house with Kokis and Dahi - thanks for posting - love this sweet

    1. Good to hear that you have already tasted them

  4. That is such an appetizing plate, even though everything is brown. I have never cooked sevai without milk, plus this sounds like a great combo. I have to try it out.

  5. Super recipe !! looks so delightful and yummy one !! Thanks for linking to the event!! Appreciate it :)

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  6. Nice dish Shoba ...combination of sweet and spicy is very well thought. Thanks for linking...

  7. Lovely dish. This recipe is new to me. Thnaks for linking my event.

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  8. Lovely dish thanks for linking it.

  9. Lovely and new dish!!! Thanks for linking it to my event.. Yeh Dil maange more!!!


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  10. Very innovative and interesting recipe.

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  11. yummy and love this

  12. This looks like an interesting combination never heard of this. Hopefully will try it some day.

  13. Yes people are often surprised when I add a pinch of salt to all sweet dishes - cakes, brownies, cookies etc. but salt is a natural flavor enhancer and makes everything tastes better including desserts. Now to the vermicelli this reminds me of a breakfast dish from qatar I have made before, but the potato side dish made it a more filling breakfast. It was so delicious and will make a great brunch option also.

    1. Thanks Mireille, yes we also prefer it for brunch as it is quite filling though traditionally this is served as a breakfast

  14. This is our favourite breakfast combination. The vermicelli is so evenly roasted. I love the subtle flavors of cardamom. You have tempted me to indulge into making this soonest.

  15. I always add a pinch of salt to all my sweet dishes and people are surprised, but I feel it brings out the true flavors. As for dads being encouraging however bad the dish turns out, is perhaps why we love cooking, it is the encouragement. What a unique combination to enjoy sweet vermicelli with fried potatoes. While we make sweet sev, I'll have to try it with the potatoes.

    1. Thanks Mayuri. You must try this traditional Sindhi combo.

  16. I know how Pappas love what their sweethearts make! Love this delicious breakfast of seyun and patata. Reminds me of Sippy aunty serving us breakfast once and me focussing only on these seyun.
    Love it.

    1. Yes Archana. True. So glad you have already tasted them before.Now you can make them at home too.


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