April 15, 2007
Veena Stores and Shavige Bath (Vermicelli Upma)
I often wake up on weekends wishing I could step out of home and walk two blocks down Margosa Road in Malleswaram (Bangalore) for breakfast at Veena Stores. Veena Stores has been around since 1977, and is renowned for the wonderful idlis, golden brown vadas, kesari bath, uppit, and shavige bath. And you've got to see the crowds outside to believe how popular this little spot is!
So this weekend, I decided to make some shavige bath to satisfy my craving. Here's the recipe.
2 cups vermicelli (don't get the roasted vermicelli)
3/4 cup mix veggies (carrots, beans, peas, carrots)
1 tbsp urad dal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
2 red chilis
Asafoetida, a pinch
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste
Roast the vermicelli for 2-3 minutes.
Heat some oil and temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, urad dal, and the red chilis.
Add the veggies and saute them for 3-4 minutes.
Add water and salt to this and boil for 3-4 minutes.
To this, add the vermicelli and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro.
Serve with a piping hot cup of coffee!
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