August 10, 2015

Spicy Vermicelli Briyani

A perfect and absolutely delicious main course with benefits of vegetables. This spicy and aromatic briyani gives you full satisfaction. A recipe that is ideal for lunch box and travel....


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Pre time: 10 mins

Cooking time 15 mins

Serves: 4



Ingredients for making Spicy Vermicelli Briyani:


Roasted Vermicelli 300 gms (2 cups)
Chopped onions from 1 onion
Chopped veggies like capsicum,cabbage, carrot, beans, potato, cauliflower etc., 1 cup
Garam masala powder 1/4 tea spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 tea spoon
Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon
Coriander powder 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
Cashews 5 to 7
Oil 2 tb spoons
Ghee 1 tea spoon
Cloves and Cinnamon crushed coarsely 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander leaves and mint leaves handful


For masala paste:


Garlic heads 5
Onions 2 tb spoons chopped
Ginger an inch piece
Green chillies 2
Tomato 1
Saunf (Fennel seeds) 1/2 tea spoon
Grind the above items together to paste and keep aside.




How to make Spicy Vermicelli Briyani?


Heat a broad heavy bottomed pan with oil and ghee. Saute it with cumin seeds. Add clove and cinnamon and fry for few seconds. Then fry the onions adding a pinch of salt for a minute. Then add all other chopped vegetables and fry in medium flame for two more minutes. Now add all the powders mentioned under Ingredients column and stir well. Add the grounded paste and chopped leaves and mix well.
























Now add the roasted vermicelli and stir well.
Pour 4 cups of water and required salt. Mix well.
Close the pan with a lid and keep the flame to minimum or low.
Let it to cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
Switch off the stove.
Open the lid after 5 minutes. Garnish with roasted cashews if you like.
Now the spicy Vermicelli Briyani is ready to serve with curd or raitha.

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