Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vermicelli Briyani

This is a very easy dish to put together. Just cook the vermicelli and add the masala and you have a wonderful briyani to serve with Raitha.


1. Vermicelli - 2 cups
2. Oil - 1 tablespoon
3. Ghee - 1 tablespoon
4. Cinnamon - 1 stick
5. cloves - 2
6. Cardamom - 2
7. Bay leaf - 1
8. Onion - 1 finely chopped
9. Tomatoes - 1 finely chopped
10. Carrot - 1/2 cup chopped
11. Peas - 1/2 cup chopped
12. Green chilli - 4 slitted
13. Cilantro - to garnish
14. Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
15. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 teaspoon
16. Salt - to taste


1. Cook the vermicelli as per the package instruction and keep it aside in a colander to drain. Make sure you do not overcook it. I usually add a teaspoon of oil when it cooks so that it does not stick to each other.
2. Heat a pan, add oil + ghee and all the whole garam masala and saute it for a minute.
3. Add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and chillies. Saute till the raw smell goes away.
4. Now add tomatoes, salt and turmeric powder and cook until the tomatoes get soft and mushy.
5. Add the vegetables and saute it for a few minutes.
6. Now reduce the flame and add the cooked vermicelli and mix it gently till all the masala mixes with the vermicelli.
7. Let it cook just for a couple of minutes. Remove it from heat.

Garnish with cilantro and serve it with onion raitha.


  1. First time here...
    delicious and tempting briyani....

    u have a wonderful space, glad to follow u

    check my space when u find time :)

  2. Thank you Aruna... Will definitely take a look at your space.

  3. Hi lavanya thank you for visiting my space!I read your version of vermicelli briyani it is too good!but I have used rice sticks that is the difference.
    I went through your other recipes too!some of the recipes are very new to me! Very nice recipes and neat presentation.happy blogging!


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