Khare Seviyan

It has been snowing very hard here in Toronto since a few days. Everyday I get up, and draw the curtains only to see thick layers of snow on roofs, ground and everywhere. Even now it is still snowing.


Magical, amazing wonder, but still a pain as it needs shoveling everyday, makes walking and driving on the slippery roads difficult and dangerous, and the unbearable chilly winds. I am wishing that the sun comes out as soon as possible and I get to see color everywhere soon inshallah. In the meantime, keep warm everyone.

Capellini pasta rolls

I love to prepare khare seviyan, or sometimes a simple tomato and leftover chicken + oats soup for breakfasts as a change to the very usual parathas, idli, egg sandwiches or cereals. As the name suggests khare seviyan are savory thin vermicelli noodles cooked in a tomato based sauce. Easy to prepare, simple yet filling. You can prepare it totally vegetarian or add leftover prepared qimah or shredded chicken or lamb meat or even paneer if you wish. Other than enjoying it as a quick breakfast, I also sometimes prepare it as a snack or even as a packed lunch.

Khare Seviyan – Savory Breakfast Noodles
Serves – 5


Canola oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Nigella seeds – 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Green chillies – 4, finely chopped
Bell Pepper – 1, cut into thin strips (I used green bell pepper)
Tomatoes – 4, large, red and ripe, finely chopped
Leftover qimah or shredded chicken or lamb meat or paneer – 1 cup (optional)
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Water – 4 cups
Capellini pasta rolls – around 300 gms, broken into small pieces (or any semolina vermicelli noodles)

Khare Seviyan – Savory Breakfast Noodles


In a large pan at medium high heat, pour oil and as soon as it warms up add mustard seeds and nigella seeds. As the begin to crackle, add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add green chillies, turmeric powder and bell pepper. Fry them for about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, leftover qimah or shredded chicken or lamb meat or paneer, salt and red chilli powder. Mix well and let cook covered until the tomatoes are soft. Add water and cover. Let it come to a boil. Once boiling, add the broken pasta and mix well. Let it come to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium low and let cook until the pasta has absorbed all water. Serve immediately along with boiled eggs if you wish.

My blogger buddy Tamanna has recently announced an event she is hosting on her blog – ‘Winter Comfort Foods‘~ Classic home cooked meals that make you want to come home and whip up that favorite meal you learnt from your grandmother that gives solace when you are feeling low and uplift your moods. Especially good during this harsh winter season. So do drop by her blog to go through the details and join in the fun.
Khare Seviyan is my contribution to the event she is hosting.


9 thoughts on “Khare Seviyan

  1. i love this- i have never had it or heard of it, it is really delicious- and just the sort of thing i like to have for breakfast- savoury and carb-y. x shayma

  2. Assalam Alaikum Mona,
    thank you for a another lovely dish.
    you mentioned other breakfast dishes ie oat and chicken soup, egg sandwiches instead of the usual idlees or paratha & leftover curry combination. My husband is a typical Hyderabadi man and hates toast or cereal and is a little bored of my rice and curry for breakfast. He wont take lunch with him so I try to give him something nourishing to get him through the day. As a Aussie girl I’m not that fussed about a heavy breakfast but now my little girl has developed her father’s taste too! and wont eat anything but rice or chapatis for breakfast as well! so it would be great, if you get a chance, to mention some yummy breakfast dishes. my mother-in-law was very much about dhal and chapattis for breakfast _ but this is not to my husband’s taste.
    Thanks again for the wonderful blog – we live down south in Australia and it doesnt snow but its quite cold so we enjoy the hearty food traditions of Hyderabad all year round. Allah Hafez

  3. hey mona
    thats a perfect recipe for cold winter.
    i was recently trying to make the famous hyd american chopsuey too, but could not find the fried noodles u use to make it.
    can u let me know more where i can find it, no success even after google. thx

  4. warming foods for the winter.. we do tend to like heavier food in the cold weather. how is the temp there?

    Mallugirl, temperatures here are very cold since last two weeks, around -20°C.

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