This is a traditional south Indian dish called semiya upma. “Upma” is a dish similar to grits using cream of wheat. “Semiya” are roasted broken vermicelli noodles. So in this dish they are stir fried with the same spices, seeds, and vegetables used in a traditional upma. Roasted cashews are added for extra flavor and crunch. Since the stir-fry does not have a sauce per se, it is usually served with chutney. Light but filling, semiya upma is great any time of the day.