Rice sevai akki shavige upma / Rice vermicilli upma / Akki shavige upma.
Akki shavige upma is a breakfast recipe from Karnataka. It is a favorite to serve at weddings or any feast / gathering breakfast.
Akki shavige or rice vermicelli is prepared fresh or you may use store bought dry rice sevai and make this akki shavige upma with that.
Fresh prepared rice sevai or rice vermicelli is known as idiyappam and it tastes wonderful and may be made in different dishes. But it is a bit time consuming and needs some expertise too.
So it is easier to use the dry rice sevai variety available in the market. You will save some time when you buy ready dry shavige. I am using ready dry shavige to make this today.
You may also add the optional vegetables
Heat 2 cups water. pour it over the dry rice vermicelli. Cover and keep aside.
Heat oil in a deep kadai or pan. When the oil is hot, add rai(mustard) seeds and jeera (Cumin) seeds and let them splutter.
Add chana dal and urad dal. Fry for a few seconds.
Add raw groundnuts / peanuts and fry for a minute.
If you are using roasted peanuts, fry only for a few seconds.
Add green chilies and fry till chili skins look blistered.
Add chopped beans (if adding), chopped carrot and ginger paste or finely chopped ginger.
Mix well and cover. Keep covered till carrot is almost cooked. Add fresh peas and chopped capsicum (if adding) now.
Take a colander and add the water soaked rice vermicelli in it.
Let the water drain well for a few minutes. Keep the drained water aside. We may use it later if needed.
Add the drained rice sevai to the pan over the cooked carrot mixture.
Add salt, coriander leaves, grated coconut, sugar and mix well.
If shavige looks too dry, add a tbsp drained water which we kept aside.
Do not add too much water.
Cover and cook for just 2 minutes.
Add lime juice, 1 tsp ghee (optional) and mix well.
Rice sevai - akki shavige upma is ready. you may serve it hot or at room temperature. This keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Tips and variations
You may make akki shavige without adding any vegetables.
Soak rice vermicelli for 10-15 minutes. You may soak upto 30 minutes. Soaking time depends on the thickness of the rice sevai.