Semiya Pulao/Vermicelli Pulao ~ Vegan Thursday

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...........

Basic Information

Preparation time -15 minutes
Cooking time      -20minutes
Serves                  -2


Onion(sliced)1(medium size)
Tomato(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Mixed veggies(carrot,beans,cauliflower) 1cup(chopped
Green peas(fresh /frozen)3tbs
Ginger&garlic paste 11/2tsp
Green Chilly(slit lengthy)4
Coriander leaves(chopped)2tbs
Mint leaves/pudina15 leaves
Turmeric powder1/8tsp
Saltto taste

For the Tempering

Cinnamon/pattai1 ich piece
Star anise1
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.


This is wat am planning to do tonight. Looks so perfect

delicious and simple recipe ...

very very inviting semiya upma :) one of my fav looks super yummm dear :) wonderful presentation !!

Delicious and yummy semiya pulao.

Colorful and delicious looking semiya pulao. Wonderfully prepared.

breath taking pictures... looks so yummy!!


Will try this soon..

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Semiya pulao looks so good dear love the first click :)

Wish i live near you to enjoy this delicious semiya pulao, makes me hungry.

this is my most fav vermicelli recipe, very well done and semiya pulao looks so colorful and inviting..beautifully presented!

I only know of semiya for payasam therefore its nice to discover a recipe made with the same. Its inviting and has plenty of flavors.

Thank you so much. It's perfect!!!my husband gave it a thumbs up. ��

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