Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Vermicelli Veg Biryani

In India we use vermicelli to make dishes like payasam,upma, pulihora,here is another one which is very good for brunch ,To know more about this VERMICELLI. Its very much liked by the kid's as it contains all mixed veggi's.

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Here is the method how to prepare this dish:


2 cups vermicelli.
1 cup mixed sliced vegge's(carrot,beans,corn,peas).
3 sliced green chilli's.
1 small onion sliced.
1/2 tspn ginger/garlic paste.
1/2 tspn garam masala powder.
1/4 tspn turmeric powder.
salt to taste.
1 cup water.
4-5 mint leaves.

For Seasoning:
1/2 tspn cumin seeds(jeera/jeelakaara).
3-4 curry leaves.
bay leaf (optional).

Fresh coriander leaves to garnish.


Take a meduim sauce pan and heat up the oil. When the oil is warm enough add cumin seeds and let it crack later add bay leaf and curry leaves. Later add the onion and green chilli and fry till golden brown,Now add the sliced vegge's and let it cook for few seconds. Add turmeric powder,ginger/garlic paste,garam masala powder,salt to the cooking veggi's and mix well.Later add water and let the water come to boil. when the water is boiling add vermicelli to the boiling water and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.Now remove from the stove and let it cool for a minute.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and few drops of lemon juice and serve it hot.

U can serve this with raita as a side dish.

Note: To make this dish look perfect after adding the vermicelli dont mix with the spoon that will hep u not to break the vermicelli,if u mix it till will become lumpy.


KrishnaArjuna said...

VV Biryani looks yummy. I have tried to make this in the past however it ended up as a mushy mess. I tried to add the cooked veggies to the already cooked vermicelli..
Does cooking the vegetables along with vermicelli prevent the mushiness?

Tanuja said...
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Tanuja said...

Hi Arjuna:

Yaa if u cook vegge's along with vermicelli u can prevent the mushiness, u see that u dont use more water to cook the vermicelli.

santhi said...

Tanuja, Can you please give the ratio of watre and vermicelli??

Mine always become mush :(:(

Menu Today said...

Hi Tanuja,
Great recipe. I too prepare this one.I learnt some tips from your version. thanx

RP said...

Good idea. I have never come across with a biriyani with vermicelli. Sounds like my kid will love it.

Tanuja said...

Hi Santhi,

Naadi mundu alla mushy ayedhi, I tried reducing the water appudu sariga ravatum start ayindi.

1 cup vermicelli ki 1/2 cup water ayithe saripothundi, most important is water lo vermicelli vesinaka dont mix it with the spoon roughly and also after u cook the vermicelli stove meeda nunchi teesinaka 2 mintues asalu emi cheyakunda cool avanivandi that will help u a lot, illa try chesi chudandi.

Tanuja said...

Thank you Menu today:)

Thanks Rp,kids will love this a lot

Vineela said...

Hi Tanuja,
Nice recipe.
Sometimes i prepare it for dinner .I learnt from my mom,tanuja.
really i love the recipe.Thanks for sharing.

Lakshmi said...

bavundi tanuja, naku ishtamu Vermicelli

Lakshmi said...

Tanuja, rose bhale vundi, mi chettude na

shilpa said...

Thanks for the recipe Tanuja, Though I had tasted it sometime back, I was not having the recipe for it :).

Kitchenmate said...

Good one Tanuja, mine turned very dry when I tried once.. then never made an attempt to make it again.. I am going to try with your recipe, looks very yummy!

Puspha said...

Looks delish!!!

Ravi said...

Sounds wonderful! I have made the vermicelli version of upma before, but this is great. I will try this. Thanks