Saturday, March 23, 2013

semiya pulao

I just love Bambino vermicelli or semiya, one for its quality, two for its packaging and the recipes on the back of the cover. I tried this simple tasy semiya pulao from one of those recipes, loved both the look and the taste of the dish. Will do this more often.

Ingredients required:
For pulao:
Bambino vermicelli- 1 cup
mixed veggies- 1 cup
(i used potatotes,carrots u can add green peas,fresh beans and other veggies too)
onions- 2
tomatoes- 1
green chillies-2
oil - 2 tsp
coriander leaves- handful
mint leaves- handful
spices (shahjeera, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon)
salt to taste
For raita:
Curd- 1 cup
onion- 1 big
green chillies- 1
coriander leaves- a few
salt to taste


1. First boil 3 cups of water add 1tsp salt and 1 tsp oil and 1 cup of vermicelli. After vermicelli is cooked, strain in a colander and and run cold water through it to prevent the vermicelli sticking to each other.

2. Meanwhile Chop the required veggies, onions, green chillies and tomatoes.

carrots and potatoes chopped
onions and tomatoes chopped for pulao and raita

 3. Now heat oil in a pan, add the spices

spices in the oil

chopped onions, green chillies

onions and green chillies added
  mint leaves, coriander leaves

mint and coriander leaves added

tomatoes  added
mixed veggies

veggies and salt added
Add the above ingredients one by one along with salt allowing the onions to turn light brown and veggies to cook well.
 Add the strained vermicelli 

and mix well 

garnish with coriander leaves 

and serve hot with raita.

Linking semiya pulao to

 "your kitchen in spring" hosted by Anusha and Radhika 

Lets cook for kids @

to the soul food show hosted by viji of virunthu unna vaanga