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Vermicelli (Semiya) Vegetable Biryani

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Semiya Biryani

When pressed for time, I tend to go the quick one pot meal way. Semiya Biryani is a delightful one pot light meal, fragrant with aromatic spices and loaded with vegetables. Use whole wheat vermicelli and you have some wholesome goodness on your dinner plate.

Vermicelli (Semiya) Biryani Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 40 mts

Serves 5 persons

Cuisine: Indian

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Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups vermicelli, roast in a tsp of ghee for 4-5 mts till golden brown

2 cups cubed, mixed vegetables (beans, capsicum, carrot, peas, potato)

1 finely sliced large onion

1 tsp green chili-ginger paste

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 cloves

1 elaichi

1/2″ cinnamom

1 bay leaf

1 large tomato, chopped

1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

2 tbsps chopped mint leaves

1/2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp ghee

salt to taste

Biryani Masala – Grind to make a fine powder

2 cloves

1/2″ cinnamon stick

1 elaichi/cardamom

pinch of shah jeera

5-6 pepper corns

1 Boil 5 cups of water and add the vermicelli along with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp ghee. Once the vermicelli is half cooked (it should be undercooked), turn off heat, pour the vermicelli into a colander to drain completely and spread on a wide plate. Keep aside
2 Heat oil and ghee in a cooking vessel, add bay leaf and cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the sliced onions and saute for 4 mts. Add the green chilli-ginger and saute for a mt.
3 Add the cubed vegetables (if using beans, blanch in hot water for 4 mts) and saute on medium heat for 3 mts. Add salt to taste (remember you have already added salt to the boiling vermicelli, so add accordingly). Add tomatoes, place lid, reduce flame and cook for 12-13 mts. Add biryani masala pwd and mix.
4 Now, add the cooked semiya to the sauteed onion-vegetable base and mix it lightly and see that no lumps form. Place lid and cook over low flame for 12-15 mts. Garnish with coriander leaves.
5 Serve hot with raita or pickle of your choice.

Vermicelli Vegetable Biryani

Vermicelli (Semiya) Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Yield: 5
Main Ingredients: vermicelli vegetables

When pressed for time, I tend to go the one pot meal way. Semiya Biryani is a delightful one pot light meal, fragrant with aromatic spices and loaded with vegetables. Use whole wheat vermicelli and you have some wholesome goodness on your dinner plate.

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By • Nov 25th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Chaat Recipes, Indian Breakfast Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Lunch Box Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://www.sharmispassions.com Sharmilee

    My fav but havent tried it myself, have had it once in my friends place and just luved it. Ur version sounds gud too.

  • http://www.sharmispassions.com Sharmilee! :)

    Am facing duplicate comment issue everytime I post a comment

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Trying to sort out the issue, Sharmilee. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • kavita

    a wonderful recipe.

  • subhadra

    What a coincidence Sailu.. I made the same dish in the evening and within an hour I see you posting this.. Nice one..

  • http://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com nishi

    I love biryani and I love semiya. You’ve made a wonderful fusion of the two. Would love to try this sometime :)

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Wat an excellent looking briyani..yummy..

  • http://www.neivedyam.com sharmi

    the pic looks very satisfying! I usually make upma, but this one sound awesome. Today I made the maida biscuits. came out well :)
    I am also facing the double comment issue :(

  • http://www.asankhana.blogspot.com notyet100

    wow this looks so colourful nd yum,..

  • devi

    Hi Sailu,
    thats a good recipe. once i have tasted same biryani at my friend’s place. recipe is same except she fried vermicelli and kept aside, fried vegetables the same way you did with all the masala, then poured water (1 vermi:11/2 water) let it boil, then place vermicelli and stir once with a spoon, put a lid, switch off stove, with in 10 mnts vermicelli absorbs all the water, it comes out very well..

  • akila

    wow simply superb……

  • http://subhiksa.blogspot.com/ Shivani

    one of my favorite, good photography

  • http://www.iyercooks.com Vidhya

    wow that picture is drool worthy…I am bookmarking this recipe dear.

  • http://sanjus-everydayliving.blogspot.com Gayathri

    Recipe looks interesting. Nice click

  • Maria G

    Your recipe seems to be very very tempting. am sure gonna try it out.

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Wow, looks superb. Never cooked semiya this way. Will definitely give it a try.

  • http://rediff laila

    semiya look picture perfect. vil definately try it tomoro for lunch.

  • elmira

    hiiii…..
    i cooked this food today …..nice one….u guys should try it

  • Sameera

    Thank you so much for your recipe!!!! It came out really well.. i prepared it for breaking fast in Ramadan and all my friends loved it!!!

  • krithika

    Super duper hit recipe

  • Abc

    OMG…looks so delicious :D

  • Abc

    OMG…looks so delicious :D

  • Lakshmic

    is there any reason to use only whole wheat vermicelli…