Friday, June 24, 2011

Semiya / Vermicelli pulav


1 cup roasted vermicelli
4 cups water
3 tsp oil
1 tsp jeera
1 big onion chopped lengthwise
2 small carrots chopped lengthwise
4-5 beans chopped lengthwise
1/2 cup peas
2 cloves
1 bay leaf
Small piece of cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 green chillies
1 tsp pulav masala or garam masala
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Roasted cashews and raisins

Heat water till boiling point and add the roasted vermicelli. When the vermicelli is cooked, add a tsp of oil, mix well and drain out the excess water. Allow it to cool for a few minutes and seperate using a fork.

Heat oil, add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon. Fry for a minute and add the green chillies and chopped onions. After 2 mins, add the beans, carrot and peas and about 1/2 cup of water. Cook till dry and add turmeric powder, pulav masala and salt. If you need more spice, then add red chilli powder at this stage.
Add cooked vermicelli and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves, roasted cashews and raisins.

Serve with raita of your choice

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