Feb 17, 2009

Carrot Semiya Biryani


Semiya/vermicelli-2 cups
potato pieces,peas,beans-1 cup
green chillies-2
onion-1 small
cinnamon stick-1
bay leaf-1
coriander powder-1tsp
cumin powder-1 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
coriander leaves

Method of preparation

1)Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.Add semiya/vermicelli to it and add some water.Half cook the vermicelli and keep aside
2)Take another pan add oil to it.When it is hot add cloves,cinnamon,bay leaf,onions chopped,green chillies.When the onions are golden brown add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
3)Peel the skin of carrots and microwave them for 5 minutes.Cut them in to big pieces length wise.Add the carrots and other veggies to onions and cook till they are 75% done.
4)Now add the half cooked semiya to it.Add coriander powder,cumin powder,garam masala powder to it and let it cook on sim till the semiya is completely cooked.
5)Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with raita.
6)You can use mint leaves,cashews.(I didnt)

->Add oil when cooking semiya so that they dont stick to each other.