25 SEMIYA BIRYANI

Semiya / Vermicelli Biryani.



I often make many dishes using semiya and this biryani is one such and a big hit among my friends, also they have tried it out many times and told me that it has turned out perfect. This can be made as a substitute to rice and enjoyed during lunch or at dinner.

The flavor got from the spices added to this biryani gives out a good taste with the vermicelli cooked to the right texture.

You can cook vermicelli right with the masala or cook seperately and later add to the cooked masala and mix.

If making in small batch I cook it together and will cook seperately if I am making it in a big batch to reduce cooking time and to retain the texture.

Vermicelli - 2 cups
Onion - 1 larged chopped
Tomato - 1 medium or 2 small chopped
Green Chillies - 2 slit long
Vegetables - Mixed veggies - 1 cup(or little more if needed)
Ginger and Garlic Paste - 3/4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp( as spice needed)
Garam Masala(or Biryani Masala)powder - 1/2 tsp( or as spice needed)
Mint Leaves - a handful
Coriander Leaves - few chopped
Lime Juice - 3 - 4 drops
Salt as needed
Oil or ghee - 1 - 2 tbsp
Spices  - clove -2, cinnamon - 2 small, cardamom -2, bay leaf - 1, cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
 

Dry roast semiya/vermicelli in a wide pan or pressure pan till light pink/brown. Remove and keep aside.
In the same pan add oil or ghee and add the spices , wait for few seconds and add chopped onion. Fry till transculent and add green chillies. Saute and add ginger and garlic paste. Saute till raw smell leaves for around a minute and add chopped tomatoes. Mash and cook till pulpy and water leaves out.next add the cleaned veggies and saute till it is 3/4 cook(can skip this part and partially cook the veggies in a microwave or steam them separately and add). Next add cleaned and washed mint leaves and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well for a minute and add the powders. Stir well and water( for every cup of vermicelli add 1 and half cup of water). Also add salt and allow it to boil and bubble up. Reduce flame and add the roasted semiya /vermicelli and lime juice and cook till is soft. Cover with a lid and wait for 10 minutes. Remove and serve with raita or pickle or salad.

If adding cooked semiya :-

Boil enough water in a vessel. Add few drops of oil and little salt and wait for it to bubble up. Add roasted vermicelli and reduce flame. Cook till done. Take some cook semiya in hand and press to see if it is cooked. If they are hard cook for another 2 - 3 minutes or drain water and run cold water on the cooked semiya to reduce stickiness( just the way we cook noodles). Add this after adding the powders along with lime juice and you are done with making your delicious semiya biryani.

25 comments/Reactions:

srividhya Ravikumar said...

lovely and healthy ,easy to make briyani...

Vatsala. said...

Nice recipe. I call it vermicelli upma and it is our all time favorite.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious looking semiya biriyani.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Anonymous said...

yummy innovative and awesome biryani
indu srinivasan
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Nitha said...

Interesting one.. Looks yumm...

Priya said...

Inviting and delicious briyani,makes me hungry..

Shanthi said...

Looking delicious. Perfectly made and well presented

Tina said...

easy and delicious biriyani...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

wow...Love the veggie version of the semiya briyani..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

yummy this is for a super change much needed..

Prathima Rao said...

Yuumyyy!!!! This semiya biryani looks so damn delicious!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks innovative and delicious ....... Happy to follow u .....

notyet100 said...

My son gonna luv this,will try sometime

Now Serving said...

Semiya briyani looks light and delectable :)

Archana said...

awesome dear. Love it
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San said...

I love to eat vermicelli quite often. My version of vermicelli biryani is also similar to yours. Biryani looks delicious dear.

San

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Padma,Vermicelli Biryani seems Yumm.Luv to taste it soon.

Santosh Bangar said...

delicious inviting semiya

G.Pavani said...

new n delicious biryani with semiya.

snippetsnscribbles said...

I tried this today and it came out great! Thanks so much for posting this! Its a welcome change from the regular semiya.

பித்தனின் வாக்கு said...

looking good. please send parcel that plate priyani.

Padma said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments.
Padma

Padma said...

Thank you very much snippetsnscribbles for trying it out and also letting me know. Really happy to know about it.
Regards
Padma

deepsrecipes said...

Going to prepare this for todays Dinner..
Keep up the good work..!
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