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Vermicelli / Semiya is one such ingredient which cooks fast and can be made in no time. Vermicelli /Semiya Pulao is a quick and easy breakfast dish .. We can add many vegetables to make it rich. The flavor of vegetables cooked with semiya and whole garam masala along gives a favorable and divine taste to this dish.
                      This delicious Vermicelli Pulao / Semiya Pulao is  good and healthy  tiffin for kids lunch box. I am delighted to be sending this recipe to Indusladies Kids Lunchbox Recipes Book Event. 

Ingredients :-

    Vermicelli /Semiya - 2 cups,(roast in 2 tsps ghee on low flame ) till golden brown
    Onion - 1, large, chopped
    Carrot - 1, medium , peeled and diced
    Potato - 1, medium , peeled and cubed (optional)
    Green peas - 1/4 cup (I used Frozen one)
    Green chillies -2
    Bay leaf - 1(optional)
    Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
    Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
    Cloves - 2
    Cinnamon stick - 1"
    Green cardamom - 1
    Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
    Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
    Turmeric powder - 1/8tsp
    Ginger-garlic paste - 1tsp
    Oil - 1 tbsp
    Ghee - 1 tbsp
    Water - 3 1/2 cups
    Cashews - 8(broken)(optional)
    Salt to taste
    Coriander leaves for garnish


 First wash and chop the onions, carrot ,potatoes and other vegetables which you are using.

Heat a pan or heavy bottomed vessel and add 2 tsps ghee and roast the semiya on low or medium flame till it turns golden brown color.Remove semiya in a plate.

Heat ghee +oil in same pan , once its hot, add cinnamon stick, caradamom, cloves and bay leaf and saute for few seconds. Add  mustard seeds . When mustard seeds start popping add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
Then add chopped green chillies.

Add chopped onions and saute till onion becomes transparant .
Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 10 seconds.
Add mixed vegetables and stir fry on medium flame and saute for 8-10 mins till all vegetables are cooked. Add green peas and stir well.

Add water to the cooked vegetables along with salt to taste.Add  Turmeric powder ,Garam masala powder ,coriander powder,  and mix well.

When water starts to boil add roasted semiya and give quick stir.
Reduce the flame, place lid and cook till the semiya and vegetables are completely done.
Remove lid and mix well.
Remove the semiya pulao to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.

The Delicious Semiya /Vermecilli Pulao is now ready to serve or ready for lunch box !!!
Serve with Raitha or can be eaten itself.


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