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vermicelli pulao recipe
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vermicelli pulao recipe | semiya pulao | shavige pulav | sevai pulao

easy vermicelli pulao recipe | semiya pulao | shavige pulav | sevai pulao
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Keyword vermicelli pulao recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for roasting:

for masala paste:

  • handful coriander
  • handful mint / pudina
  • 1 chilli

other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3 pod cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 4 clove
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 15 whole cashew / kaju
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ capsicum finely chopped
  • ½ carrot finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp peas / matar
  • 5 beans finely chopped
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • firstly, take 1 tsp ghee in a pan and roast 1 cup vermicelli.
  • roast on low flame until it turns golden brown. you can use roasted vermicelli in place. however, i still recommend roasting for non-sticky pulao. keep aside.
  • in a small blender take handful coriander, mint and 1 chilli.
  • blend to smooth paste adding water as required. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai, heat 2 tbsp ghee and saute 2 bay leaf, 3 pod cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 4 clove, 1 star anise, 1 tsp cumin and 15 whole cashew.
  • roast on low flame until spices turn aromatic and cashew turn crunchy.
  • now add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  • further add ½ capsicum, ½ carrot, 2 tbsp peas and 5 beans.
  • stir fry for 2 minutes without overcooking vegetables.
  • add in prepared masala paste, ¾ tsp garam masala and ¾ tsp salt.
  • saute well until all spices are well combined.
  • pour in 1½ cup water and get the water to a rolling boil.
  • add in roasted vermicelli and give a good mix.
  • cover and simmer for 7 minutes or until water are absorbed completely.
  • now mix gently, making sure vermicelli is well cooked.
  • cover and rest for 5 minutes. this helps to get non-sticky semiya.
  • finally, just before serving vermicelli pulao, squeeze 2 tsp lemon juice.