Semiya biryani recipe, vermicelli biryani, seviyan biryani recipe


About the recipe

Semiya biryani recipe with step by step, biryani recipes are very common in India and are generally made with different rice varieties. But not all can have rice-based recipe due to the dietary requirement or perhaps other reasons. this recipe of semiya biryani is dedicated to those who desire to satisfy the biryani craving yet avoid carbs from rice. the semiya biryani recipe isn’t that complicated, but you may have to follow some tips and suggestions to make it perfect. firstly, ensure to roast the semiya before you start with biryani gravy. the semiya has to cool down before it is mixed with gravy. also once the vermicelli is added to gravy it only required 4-5 minutes to get cooked. so plan it accordingly. secondly, you may want to reduce the size of veggies used for this recipe. note that in rice-based biryani, veggies are chopped in fairly large size. lastly, you can also attempt to cook this recipe via dum style. you may have to boil/cook the vermicelli separately and then layer it once the gravy is ready.


Prep Time : 20 mins 

Cook Time :15 mins 

Total Time : 35 mins 


What Ingredients it Requires ? 

Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)

  • for roasting:
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 cup vermicelli / semiya
  • other ingredients:
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves / lavang
  • 2 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 chilli slit
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 10 florets cauliflower / gobi
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 2 tbsp peas / matar
  • 5 beans chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp biryani masala
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 1¾ cup water

How to prepare the recipe:

  • In a large kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and saute spices.
  • add 1 onion, 1 chilli and ½ tsp ginger garlic paste.
  • saute until onions turn golden brown.
  • further add vegetables and cook well.
  • keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp biryani masala.
  • furthermore add ¼ cup curd, 2 tbsp mint and 2 tbsp coriander.
  • add 1¾ cup water and get it to a boil.
  • additionally, add roasted semiya and mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until water is absorbed.


Improve the Recipe with tips:

if using roasted vermicelli, you can skip the roasting step. roasting makes semiya non-sticky. also, add vegetables of your choice, however, make sure to cook well before adding semiya. additionally, whisk the curd well else there are chances for curd to curdle. finally, semiya biryani / vermicelli biryani recipe tastes great when prepared spicy.


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