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Semiya biryani | vermicelli biryani recipe

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SEMIYA BIRYANI

EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPE – TRIED FROM RAK’S KITCHEN.

This is the first time i am trying the recipe of Semiya or vermicelli biryani. Usually i make the some rice varieties for kids lunch box and for a change i tried this Semiya biryani from Rak’s Kitchen . Though it turned out quite well and i planned to make this once in a week for lunch box.
If you wonder, that i am not using any fancy plastic box for kids lunch box, no i won’t use any plastic and use only stainless steel lunch box as even a high quality plastic is not good as it will bring many health problems in long run. Even the storage boxes i use in the kitchen are stainless steel only. So try to avoid using plastic boxes as much as you can.

INGREDIENTS: (SERVES 2) FOR ORIGINAL RECIPE, CLICK HERE.
I slightly altered the recipe to suit my taste.

ROASTED VERMICELLI 1/2 CUP
THIN COCONUT MILK 1/2 CUP
MIXED VEGETABLES 1/4 CUP
ONION 1
MINT LEAVES 5-6
GARLIC 4-5 FLAKES
FENNEL SEEDS 1/4 TSP
CARDAMOM 1
GREEN CHILLI 1
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL | GHEE 1-2 TBLSP

Semiya Biryani 1
METHOD:

  • Grind the mint leaves, garlic flakes,fennel seeds, green chilli and cardamom into a fine paste adding little water to it.
  • Slice the onions and chop the veggies finely. I used carrot,beans and green peas.
semiya biryani step 1 semiya biryani step 2
  • In a pan, add oil | ghee and add the cumin seeds and the   onions. Saute till the onions turn brown.
  • Mix 1 tblsp of coconut cream powder in 1/4 cup of water. If using fresh coconut milk, just use the thin milk.
semiya biryani step 4 semiya biryani step 3
  •    Add the ground masala paste and saute well, till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the veggies and saute well for 3-5 minutes in a medium flame, till the veggies gets half cooked. Add the coconut milk and let it boil in a low flame.
semiya biryani step 5 semiya biryani step 6
  • Add salt and add the roasted vermicelli. I used the roasted one, if using the non roasted one, roast the semiya well ,else the biryani will be sticky.
  • Cover and cook in a very low flame till the moisture gets absorbed.
semiya biryani step 7 semiya biryani step9
  •   Enjoy with any raita of your choice.

semiya biryani 3
Sending this to Tried and tasted event hosted by Sowmya of Nivedhanam.
Note:

  1. Instead of grinding the mint leaves you can finely chop them and add too.
  2. Do not add too much of water or coconut milk, it will make the biryani sticky.
  3. If using plain vermicelli, roast it nicely in a low flame, else the biryani will be sticky

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29 comments

prathibha Garre February 13, 2013 - 9:26 am

Nice n delicious biriyani,looks perfect

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Arthy Suman February 13, 2013 - 9:56 am

healthy and appetizing briyani…I have never made this before…

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Nagalakshmi V February 13, 2013 - 10:11 am

cooking this in coconut milk is new to me. i will try that next time

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Aruna Manikandan February 13, 2013 - 10:14 am

delicious and tempting biryani 🙂

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Kaveri Venkatesh February 13, 2013 - 10:32 am

Nice one Jeyashree..I also like to make use of steel boxes as far as possible

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj February 13, 2013 - 11:11 am

very tempting dear… love this birani…

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Ramya February 13, 2013 - 11:56 am

I just adore this one..such a easy breezy lunch or dinner idea:-)
And yes, i recently started to use stainless steel containers for storage as well/

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CHITRA February 13, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Looks yummy. Gud idea to use steel tiffin box. i'll start for raksha too 🙂

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Dipti Joshi February 13, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Very flavorful recipe!

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Veena Theagarajan February 13, 2013 - 12:59 pm

looks too good.. tasty and flavourful recipe

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PT February 13, 2013 - 1:19 pm

i just love it with any veg/non-veg gravy..

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Vardhini February 13, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Tempting biriyani and perfect for lunch box.

Vardhini
Event: Sweet Luv – 2013

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Kitchen Queen February 13, 2013 - 2:39 pm

delicious idea for lunch box. check out my space too.

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divya February 13, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Looking so yummy & gorgeous…. Lovely presentation. 🙂

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Julie February 13, 2013 - 3:15 pm

too tempting & perfect lunchbox idea 🙂

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Divya Kudua February 13, 2013 - 7:28 pm

My sil makes this and I became a fan after the first spoon.Adding coconut milk is a great idea!

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Laavanya February 13, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Though I love semia, have not made biryani with it… Looks yummy.

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Sudha Sabarish February 13, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Brilliant idea of adding coconut milk for semiya biriyani.Have to try next time.

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Sathya Sankar February 14, 2013 - 2:46 am

Looks delicious, always love these kind of one pot meal!

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tinku shaji February 14, 2013 - 3:41 am

I really wanted to try this.. Thanks for posting it in detail.. Totally loved it
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Sushma Madhuchandra February 14, 2013 - 6:08 am

Looks so tempting! I hardly make semiya biryani as I am not a big fan of it 🙁

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Ramya Krishnamurthy February 14, 2013 - 8:44 am

yummy biryani:)want to try this:)

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Nivedhanams Sowmya February 14, 2013 - 10:31 am

super delicious Biriyani!!! love the very homey lunchbox!!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
Sowmya
Ongoing Event – Tried and Tasted – Raks Kitchen
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PriyaVaasu February 14, 2013 - 1:43 pm

i can smell it virtually here!!! Looks super yum!!!!:)

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Hema February 14, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Wow, looks superb and I like the presentation..

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USHA February 15, 2013 - 4:41 am

Wow…a nice innovation with semiya…

Sounds good&perfect forkids lunch box& little lunch…

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Sharmilee! :) February 18, 2013 - 4:20 pm

My friend in school used to bring this and I so so love it, havent tried myself..looks very flavourful and tempting too

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Malini October 21, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Thanks Jeyashri for this recipe.
What a wonderful point you raised about plastic boxes. I agree with you ,stainless steel is safer than plastic. Many people I meet use plastic in the microwave as well, I recommend Glass in the microwave.
Sincerely, Mali.

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swarna November 3, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Ms Jeyashri,

I accidentally landed in your site. Its very impressive. I find this standing out than the other cookery sites.

I am an amateur cook. Staying alone due to Work. I search sites for recipes since i dont like hotel food. One thing is missing in your recipes. I have a suggestion. Do add the following in your recipes. It helps amateur like me.
Salt
Water
Process time in each step (how long to cook, is it medium flame/high)

In simple never take any thing for granted.

Regards
Sesh

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