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Spicy Homemade Namkeen

By: Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Filed in Side Dishes

Serves 4 people

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A very easy, homemade namkeen made by Vermicelli / Seviyan


  • 3 cups of toasted (brown) Vermicelli / Seviyan
  • One small Onion chopped vertically
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • ½ cup Peanuts
  • ½ tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 tsp. Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. of Oil
  • For Garnishing, Jalapenos or Green chilies dipped in vinegar (can get easily from Pasta section).


  1. Roast the Peanuts on low flame in a non stick pan without oil. Do not burn it, they should have brown color.
  2. Take another non stick pan and roast the Vermicelli till they are golden brown.
  3. Remove Vermicelli and add Onions in same pan add 1 tsp of oil.
  4. When onions are golden brown, add Peas to it.
  5. Now add Vermicelli back into pan and add Peanuts.
  6. Add Salt and Red chili powder and turmeric.
  7. Leave it on low flame by adding 2 tsp. of water
  8. Serve hot or cold with Tea / Coffee.

Latest Comments

By Bhoomika on 7/6/2008 11:49:00 AM

Thanks for this one.."I tried on 4th July" :) ...I use to buy all kinds of Namkeen's from Indian Store...but now i can make at home...wow...


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