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Namkeen Jave/Jawe

Namkeen Jave, a savoury vermicelli dish from Uttar Pradesh India, served mainly for breakfast or at tea time. Made with onions and potatoes in desi ghee this is one of the simplest breakfast item. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 Cup Vermicelli
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onions
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Potato
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional
  • 1-2 tbsp Desi Ghee/Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Dry roast Vermicelli till light brown in a pan. Once done take out and transfer to a plate/bowl.
  • In the same pan or a different one,heat ghee, add cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds crackle, add onions and finely chopped green chillies.
  • Saute till onions are light pink.
  • Add finely chopped potatoes and cook till the potatoes are soft. You can add 1-2 tbsp of water to cook potatoes, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Adjust the spice level when making for kids.
  • Once potatoes are done add roasted vermicelli and salt. Mix and add 1.5 cup water. 
  • Cover the pan and cook on medium flame till water evaporates and jave soft. Press 2-3 strands between the index finger and thumb. 
  • Take off the flame and keep it covered for 1-2 minutes. Fluff lightly with fork and serve ho, with tomato ketchup or squeeze some lime/lemon juice and chopped onions and enjoy!!