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Semiya biryani | vermicelli biryani recipe

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

29 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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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