Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vermicelli Pulao

Vermicelli or Semiya Upma is a good option of Upma but S doesn't like it and its boring to only cook for myself. I had this packet for some time now & was wondering what to make, when i remembered i could make Pulao.My MIL prepares this for my nephew as he likes this a lot & so i recreated the same..its definitely a must try!

Vermicelli Pulao
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1. Semiya/Vermicelli - 1-1/4 cup
2. Oil - 2-3 tbsp
3. Onion - 1 
4. Carrot - 1/4 cup
5. Beans - 1/4 cup
6. Corn - a handful
7. Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
8. Saunf - 1tsp
7. Pulav Masala (MDH) - 2tsp(optional)
8.Water - 2 cups
9. Salt - to taste

To Wet Grind
1. Saunf/ fennel - 2tbsp
2. Cloves - 2-3
3. Cinammon - an inch
4. Green Chillies - 3-4
5. Coconut - 3tbsp
6. Khus-Khus - 2tsp

Preparation Time!!
1. In a pan, add oil and once warm, add vermicelli and roast till it turns light brown. Remove of flame and keep aside
2. In the same pan, add oil, add saunf and once it turns light brown, add finely chopped onions
3. Add garlic-ginger paste and sauté till the onion is translucent or turns light brown
4. Add all finely chopped veggies ( carrot/beans/corn) and sauté well. Add Pulao masala & salt and mix well
5. As this getting done, wet grind the ingredients mentioned with little water to make a fine paste
6. Add this paste to the pan of veggies. Mix well and  let it cook
7. Follow this by adding water ( for 1 cup of vermicelli, add 1-1/2 cup water; so if you increase quantity of vermicelli, increase the water too proportionally!)
8. Keep on medium flame, and when it comes to boil, add the vermicelli and let it cook for around 8-10 minutes
9. The water gets drained and vermicelli is cooked, remove of flame and let it cool for 5-8 minutes
10. Fluff using a fork and its ready to have!

Serve with raitha or plain curd :)

Serving - 2-3 people
Duration - 40 minutes

Sending this to 
Kokila's 'Let cook #1 - Pulao"                                                                                   Srivalli' 'Kids Delight- color Palette' hosted by Veena 
Healthy & Hearty
Sangee's 'Show Me you hits'


  1. Color and easy yummy Pulao.Thanks for linking to my event dear.I expected more entries ...:)

  2. Tempting one its in my try list. must try soon..

  3. Thanks reshmi, hema, kokila & chitra :)

  4. Thats a super inviting,colourful and flavourful pulao..

  5. Wow..You have made it perfectly..Totally YUMMY...Love it..Bookmarked..


  6. very delicious pulao, i too make this dear..ur version is really nice..

  7. Thanks guys! Shout out to priya, aarthi, julie & sobha :)

  8. interesting piece of information, I had come to know about your web-page from my friend pramod, jaipur,i have read atleast eight posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your blog gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a million once again, Regards,
    Semiya upma


Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)