Mee Siam (Spicy Stir Fried Vermicelli)

Mee Siam (Spicy Stir Fried Vermicelli)

Mee Siam is a spicy vermicelli dish from Singapore, seen in both dry and gravy versions. My grandmother spent several years in Singapore and she picked up a few tips and tricks from the locals. Mee Siam is one of her dishes that is extremely popular in our household!
This is the dry version, generally served garnished with a boiled egg. I have used egg within the recipe and hence omitted the garnish.

Mee Siam (Spicy Stir Fried Vermicelli)Mee Siam is a spicy vermicelli dish from Singapore, seen in both dry and gravy versions. My grandmother spent several years in Singapore and she picked up a few tips and tricks from the locals. Mee Siam is one of her dishes that is extremely popular in our household! This is the dry version, general...

Summary

5150
  • CourseMain course
  • CuisineSingaporean
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Roasted Vermicelli
100 Grams
Medium Onion, sliced
1
Large Tomato, chopped
1
Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Tablespoon
Green Chilli, chopped
1
Coriander Leaves
1 Tablespoon
Peeled Prawns
150 Grams
Small Carrot, diced
1
Green Peas
1/4 Cup
Turmeric
1/4 Teaspoon
Egg, beaten
1
Small lime, squeezed
1

Steps

  1. Boil 3 cups water with salt to taste. Add vermicelli and cook for 4 minutes. Drain the vermicelli and rinse immediately in cold water. Drain again.
  2. Heat oil in a large kadai, add onions and fry till light brown.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste, stir fry till raw smell disappears and add tomatoes. Cover and cook till tomatoes are mushy. Break any leftover chunks with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add green chillies, prawns, chopped carrots, peas, turmeric and salt to taste. Cover and cook without adding water, till prawns and veggies are done.
  5. Add a beaten egg and stir well till egg is scrambled and cooked along with the rest of the masala.
  6. Add the drained vermicelli, coriander leaves and lime juice and stir well till completely mixed together. Switch off, cover and let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving.