Vermicelli (Semiya) Vegetable Biryani

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

1/2รขโ‚ฌยณ 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

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 Cook:
 Serves: 5

 Main Ingredients:

  •  vermicelli
  •   vegetables

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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.

27 thoughts on “Vermicelli (Semiya) Vegetable Biryani

  1. the pic looks very satisfying! I usually make upma, but this one sound awesome. Today I made the maida biscuits. came out well ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am also facing the double comment issue ๐Ÿ™

  2. 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..

  3. 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!!!

  4. I tried this last time without mint leaves and came out very good. This time i had the mint leaves, the recipe did not say when to add them,however some how managed during the step 3. It came out ok. Having said this, this recipe tastes too good. Thank you.

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