Monday, February 18, 2013

How to make Semiya Biryani - Recipe for Semiya Biryani - Vermicelli Biryani Recipe

We usually make upma/kichadi or pasayam using Semiya(vermicelli). But you can also make biryani. Let us see how to make this wonderful biryani.

Main ingredients: (it serves 3 people)

Roasted Semiya(vermicili) - 2 cups (200 grams)


1. Onion (small) - 1 (cut in lengthwise)
2. Green chilli (adjusts as per your spicy needs) - 3 nos
3. Carrot (50 grams)  - 1 (chopped)
4. Beans (50 g) - 1 handful
5. Peas (50 g) - 1 cup
6. Cauliflower - 1 handful (cut in small pieces)
7. Potato (small) -1 (chopped)
8. Tomato(medium) - 1 (chopped)

For seasoning

1. Oil - 3 tsp
2. Ghee - 1 tsp
3. Whole gharam masala - cloves, cardamom, bay leaves & cinnamon sticks
4. Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
4. Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
5. Mint - 1 handful
6. Coriander leaves - some
7. Salt -as per your taste

Method of preparation

1. Take pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee. Fry semiya until it turns into golden brown color. Once it is ready just keep it aside.
2. Heat 3 tsps of oil in a non-stick kadai and add whole garam masala. Allow the masala to get fried in the oil and add onion and green chilli. Fry the onion for a minute.
3. Now add mint leaves and ginger garlic paste. Fry this until raw smell goes off.
4. Add turmeric and tomato into the kadai. Fry the tomato until it gets soft. Once it is done, add choped beans and carrots. Fry this for 2 min and then add potato&peas.(dont add the cauliflower because it will be over cooked so fry it separately with some salt & add it when you are going to serve)

5. Fry the vegetables together for 1 min and then add 3 cups of water(300 grams). Here I added 2 cups of water &1 cup of coconut milk insted of 3 cups of water. Because coconut milk will give good taste, you can do without coconut milk also.

6. Add roasted semiya when the water gets boiled. Now add the coriander leaves and mix it well. Cover the kadai with lid and reduce the flame into low level. It will take 15 mins to cook. Don't open kadai after 15 mins. Just turn off the stove and wait for another 10 mins to settle down. Now open the kadai. Mix it gently.

That's it the yummy semiya biryani is ready !!!!

1.If you like more masala taste then you can add pinch of garam masala during frying vegetables.
2.If you want you can add  some roasted cashews to the biriyani.
3. For 1 cup semiya the water proportion is 1 and half cup. (1 cup = 100 grams)


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  2. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    Semiya upma


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