Easy to Make & Amazing to Cherish
Vermicelli is a traditional type of pasta round in a section similar to spaghetti. In English-speaking regions, it is usually thinner than spaghetti, while in Italy it is typically thicker. The term vermicelli is also used to describe various types of thin noodles from Asia. Out of the various ingredients used for making Upma and Payassam, the Vermicelli, also known as Semiya (in Tamil), Seviyan (Hindi), and Shemai (Bengali) find a special mention. It is popular in several Indian states and is most commonly used for preparing a sweet preparation similar to the kheer.
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Also to note that as vermicelli is high-calorie food rich in simple carbohydrates, it is not a good meal option for weight loss. Vermicelli/ Sevai/ Semiya which is made from Sooji and no Maida i.e. refined wheat flour. Vermicelli is an effortless, healthy, and wholesome breakfast recipe. It’s high in fiber and low in calories too these days by some brands and companies.
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Nutritionally, vermicelli is calorie-dense and high in carbs, fat, and cholesterol free and low in sodium. A great alternative to other forms of pasta and oats liked by all irrespective of age. Breakfast prepared with vermicelli are incredibly delicious which is also good for toddlers and pregnant women. The extra fiber in brown rice means it is a bit lower on the glycemic index (GI), with a score of 50—compared to 72 for white rice. Rice vermicelli scores 58 on the glycemic index, so it’s in between these scores. Rice noodles are also called rice sticks, vermicelli, and other variations of these words. The noodles are naturally gluten-free with a typical ingredient list of rice flour and water. Vermicelli actually refers to the width of the noodle rather than the flour it is made of.
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Here are a few easy-to-make yet delicious concoctions to try out this festive season!
Recipe-1] DILKHUSH NUTKHUT VERMICELLI
Recipe-2] VERMICELLI KHEER SHORTS
Recipe-3] FUSION FUNDA WALI VERMICELLI
Recipe- 4] KHAJOOR WALI MEETHI VERMICELLI
Recipe- 5] KHUSH MIJAZ VERMICELLI
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.