Vermicilli (Semiya) Biryani / Semiyaa Biryani


        Vermicelli upma is a simple, tasty and nutritious breakfast recipe. Bambino vermicelli  is full of bright vegetables which makes it a feast for the eyes.


       1 Cup of Vermicilli/Semiyaa

       1/2 cup of Finely Chopped Onion
       2 or 3 Finely Chopped Green Chillies
       1/2inch of  Finely Chopped Ginger
       1 Clove
       1 Cinnamon
       1 Cardamom
       1 Bay Leaf
       Handful of Curry Leaves
       Handful of Mint
       1 tsp of Turmeric
       1/4 cup of ChoppedCarrot
       1/4 cup of Peas
       1 Chopped Tomato
       Few Sprigs of Cilantro
       1 cup of Coconut Milk
       1 cup of Water
       2 Tbsp of Oil
       Salt as needed



  • Roast the vermicelli with a tsp of ghee in medium flame,evenly with out changing its colour(if it raosted vermicelli),you can also skip this part.
  • Heat a pan with oil and temper it with clove, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf.
  • Add chopped onion fry till onion turns golden colour. Now add turmeric to it.
  • Add Chopped chillies, ginger, mint and cilantro.saute it well
  • Now add the chopped carrot, peas and tomato.Leave it for few mins in medium flame.
  • Add the coconut milk and water, bring to boil, add required salt.
  • Then add the roasted vermicelli.Stir it nicely.
  • Let it boil till it absorbs all the coconut milk and then keep the flame in low and cook covered for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



  • Ratio of Vermicilli and Water is 1:2
  • Coconut Milk gives richness to your dish.You can use water instead of Coconut milk
  • If you like more masala in your recipe add some garam masala powder to it.

      Health Benefits Of Vermicilli

  • Vermicelli is very good for our health. It is good in taste and it is liked by almost every people. 
  • It has high carb content which contains complex carbohydrates in the form of starch which gives us energy

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