Thursday, May 24, 2012

Semiya Biryani


Vermicelli or semiya - 1cup
Onion -1(finely sliced)        
Tomato - 1(finely chopped)  
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1tbsp
Green chilli - 1(cut lengthwise)
Cashewnuts - 5
Cloves - 2 
Cinnamom - 2
Cardamom - 2
Coriander leaves - 2tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tbsp
Mint leaves - 2tbsp
Oil - 
1/2 tbsp 
Ghee - 
1 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 2tbsp
salt to taste 


Heat a tbsp of ghee in a pan and add vermicelli or semiya & fry it for 4-5 mins till golden brown. 

In a pan add 2 cup of water ,vermicelli & 1/2 tbsp salt.Once the vermicelli is half cooked  turn off heat, drain the water and spread on a wide plate. Keep aside.

In a pan, add oil,ghee,cloves, cinnamon, cardamom,cashewnuts and let them splutter.

Add the sliced onions and saute for 4 mins and add the green chilli,ginger-garlic paste and saute for few mins.

Add tomatoes,1/2 tbsp salt and stir it for few mins.Then add red chilli powder,coriander powder and sprinkle some water.

Under low flame,close the pan and cook it for 5mins.Now, add the cooked semiya &mix it lightly and cook over low flame for 5 - 8 mins and turn off the stove.

Finally add lemon juice & Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with raita.


  You can also add vegetables(carrot ,beans...) in semiya biryani.


  1. Quick tiffin item.I too cook the semia separately for any kind of upma!

    1. hi mahi.. thanks for ur regular visit and lovable comments..

  2. this is very new to i have seen curd samia on mahi's blog..both of these never heard before..diff blogs make me learn diff dishes..thanks for sharing..

  3. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    Semiya upma