Semiya Upma

1 cup vermicelli
1 small onion (cut into thin slices length-wise)
4 green chilli (slit length wise)
5 curry leaves
2 carrots, cut into small pieces
1 inch ginger, chopped finely
1 small tomato, cut into medium sized cubes
salt as per taste
1/2 spoon ghee
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp cashewnuts
1 tbsp peanuts

1. In a pan, add 1/2 spoon ghee and fry vermicelli till golden brown and keep aside
2. In another pan, add oil and when it is hot, add cashewnuts, peanuts, mustard seeds, curry leaves and fry for 2min
3. Add green chillies, ginger, onions, carrots and fry till onions are translucent
4. Add tomatoes and salt and cook till tomatoes are soft
5. Add 2 cups of water to the above mixture and bring it to boil
6. When water starts boiling, add vermicelli and cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat
7. Let the semiya cook on low flame till all water evaporates which usually takes 3-4 min

This can be eaten as breakfast or evening snack

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