Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Semiya Biryani-Vermicelli Biryani Recipe-Vermicelli Recipes

Are you bored of rice or are you a busy person who does not have much time to spend in the kitchen, then this Vermicelli Biryani /Bath is just for you . It makes a filling and satisfying meal or lunch, if you prepare semiya bagalabath (thayir semiya ) and a raita (pachadi) along with it .Today we will learn how to prepare Semiya Biryani following this easy recipe

Semiya Biryani
Lunch -Semiya Biryani-Semiya Bagala Bath -Mixed Vegetable Raita

How to make Semiya Biryani/Pulao

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins
Serves -2 

Ingredients needed 

Vermicelli /Semiya –  1 cup heaped
Water -1 ½ cup
Onion - 1
Ginger-garlic paste -3/4 tsp
Green chillies -2 slited
Mint leaves-few
Coriander leaves –few
Mixed vegetables - 1 cup (mix of beans, carrot, peas, potato, cauliflower) (cauliflower and peas are optional)

Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Biryani masala -1 tsp (available ready made)
Salt  as required 

For  the seasoning 

Oil – 1 tbsp
Whole Garam Masala – Cinnamon -1 inch piece,Cloves -2, Cardamom -1, bay leaf -1


Heat a tsp of oil and roast semiya till light brown. If you have bought roasted semiya, then you can skip this step.

Cut all the vegetables into medium sized pieces. Steam the vegetables and keep it aside. Do not over cook the vegetables. (alternatively you can cook the vegetables in little water)

Cut onion lengthwise and slit green chillies.

Finely chop coriander and mint leaves.
Vermicelli Biryani
Semiya Biryani

Heat a tbsp of oil, add whole garam masala (the spices), when it splutters, add onion, green chillies and fry till onions turn translucent.

Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add mint leaves, coriander leaves, chilli powder, biryani masala and saute for a few seconds.

Add vegetables, water, salt needed.When water starts boiling, simmer, add roasted vermicelli  and cook covered in low flame till done.Keep stirring now and then to prevent it from sticking to the pan.

Serve hot with any pachadi (raita).

Another method of cooking vermicelli (separately)-

You can cook vermicelli in more water than required adding salt and a tsp of oil .Once cooked, you can drain it in a colander. Then pour cold water on it and use it.

You can add chopped vegetables directly after sauteing ginger-garlic paste, if vegetables are cut into small pieces.

More Vermicelli/Semiya recipes 

Semiya Upma

Semiya Bagala bath 

Semiya Payasam

Lunch #6

Semiya Biryani (this post)

Thayir Semiya 

Mixed Vegetable Raita

I am sure you will enjoy preparing these for your family. Have a good day!


  1. My sister makes puloa with vermicelli she says. I have not tried it yet. Your biriyani recipe is simple.

  2. i make vermicelli often for breakfast/dinner, have to try your version out. looks great !

  3. Never tried this before,love the idea,looks delicious..

  4. Super delicious briyani and love the lunch spread..

  5. Super inviting briyani,makes me hungry..

  6. looks so tempting especially with the colorful raita :)

  7. Semiya briyani..something really new to me. Looks delish dear! ;)

  8. Yet another simple but yum lunch box recipe...semiya biryani looks nicely done...

  9. Delicious and yummy biriyani with semiya.

  10. i make this often too... serve it wth raita just like this :)

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  12. I am a fan of your site...... yummy recipes...

  13. wow delicious briyani,luks so colourful and tempting...

  14. WoW really liked the dish, I tried & came out well, but one doubt I hav ,,,U hav mentioned 2chillies slit ...wat for it is??? Is it for raita??

  15. I am happy to know that it turned out well .You should add the chillies after frying the onions, It is for the semiya biryani and not for the raita.Sorry I have left it by mistake but have updated it now.

  16. shal i use garam masala instead of briyani masala???...whether garam masala and briyani masala are similar??

    1. Biryani masala and garam masala are totally different. But you can use garam masala also for this. It will give you a different taste. Biryani masala is available ready made online.

  17. Tried it... really came out very well.. thank you so much for your great recipe's


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