Whenever I feel lazy to cook lunch on weekdays for myself only my go would be either sandwich or simple upma or pulao with vermicelli.As my hubby dear and kiddo is not a fan of upma,I make it for my lunch and enjoy.
Vermicelli is one such ingredient which cooks fast and can be made in no time.The only thing is it needs right amount of water otherwise it turns out mushy.
I made this pulao very similar to the vegetable pulao,instead of rice used vermicelli.Here I used the roasted vermicelli,if you are using the unroasted just fry it till golden and proceed the process.The whole garam masala spices and the mint leaves makes this pulao so flavorful and delicious.
Now on to the recipe if simple vermicelli pulao...........
Preparation time -15 minutes
Cooking time -20minutes
|Tomato(finely chopped)||1(medium size)|
|Green peas(fresh /frozen)||3tbs|
|Green Chilly(slit lengthy)||4|
|Mint leaves/pudina||15 leaves|
For the Tempering
|Cinnamon/pattai||1 ich piece|
|Bay leaf/biriyani ilai||1|
Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering with the whole spices,fry the cashews to golden.Now add in sliced onion,mint leaves and green chilly.Saute it till the onion becomes translucent.
Add in the ginger &garlic paste anf fry it for a minute then goes in tomato,cook it till mushy.
Now add the veggies and green peas,mix it well.Add the turmeric powder salt and stir it well.Cook it covered for 2 minutes till the veggies become tender.Meanwhile boil the water.Add the roasted vermicelli and give it a mix.
Add the hot water to it.Cook it till the water is absorbed,now keep it in a low flame and cook it covered for 4- 5 minutes.In between stir it for couple of times gently.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and put off the fire,mix it well.
Vermicelli pulao is ready.
Serve it warm with raitha.
- Don't add more water as mentioned if it is not cooked keep it in a very low flame and cook it covered.
- If the vermicelli is not roasted,mix a tsp of oil in the vermicelli and roast it in a medium flame this way the vermicelli get roasted evenly.
- I used the soaked and cooked dried peas.
Sending this to 30 Minutes Meal Event.