Semiya Vegetable Pulao

Yesterday was my little munchkin Azza’s third birthday. In 2011, on a rainy day, just like it was yesterday as well, she came to our world really early in the morning. She looked so serious and sturdy that the nurse in-charge immediately commented, “Hmm… ammayude makal thanne, ketto?” (She’s her mom’s daughter, for sure!). She was a tall and hefty looking child, when compared to Rasha who was really tiny when she was born. It all feels like yesterday, really does feel like that… Whenever I see both my children, I always feel that days seem to be flying in full speed that I am not able to enjoy each and every moment of their growth. Being a working mother has given some limitations as far as seeing all their milestones are concerned. I have tried my level best to be there whenever I can, to see their little victories and achievements. Here’s wishing my little one a long, healthy, piety filled life ahead, InShaAllah. All this ummi has is a heart full of prayers for you as well as your elder sister… πŸ™‚


Off to the recipe after some emotional overflow… Perfect for my lazy bones, today’s recipe is an easy dinner that you can put together in no time. When I was cooking this, my B let out a surprised tone, “What are you doing with vermicelli, and that too at night? Making payasam???” “No, my dear, I am making a pulao.” “A what???” *Mouth with an O shape* But once it was made and served hot on the dinner table, I saw him eating it slowly and steadily and cleaning up whatever was on his plate. “Hmm… does it taste good?” “Umm… ummm…” *Mouth full*


Linking this to the event “Dish it out – Light Dinners” hosted by A Bowl of Curry….


Semiya Vegetable Pulao

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 200 gm vermicelli
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 chillies slit
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes


  • Cook the vermicelli in lots of water till done. Drain into a colander, rinse throughly with lots of water to avoid it from sticking to each other. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat ghee. Saute the onions and green chillies with a pinch of salt till soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are mashed up.
  • Add in the frozen mixed vegetables, turmeric and chilli powders and cook till the vegetables are soft. Sprinkle very little water for some moisture.
  • Now add the cooked vermicelli and give it a very good mix.
  • Keep on low flame for around 5 minutes on closed lid.
  • Finally sprinkle in the garam masala and chilli flakes and give one final mix.
  • Serve warm!

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    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

    1. Thank u so much Asiyakka…

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  1. Looks so nice.urs sound easy:)

    1. Thank u so much Chitra… πŸ™‚

  2. Delicious pulao. Looks perfect!

    1. Thank u so much Sanoli…

  3. wow this is my fav,loved ur version…too gud!!!

    1. Thank you so much Prema…

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  4. Hmmm simple , healthy yet delicious ..

    1. Thank you so much Shey…

  5. looks so colorful wit all those veggies.. like it.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Laxmi…

  6. Delicious, healthy and yummy pulav sis…

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  7. Wow lovely colour. love to have this as a breakfast or dinner.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  8. Golden memories refreshed.. reading the post i too remembered the day wen my daughter was born.So delighted i ws that day…
    yummy colorful semiya..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  9. looking so yummy and awesome color..

    1. Thank you so much Shanthi…

  10. it looks like rice – semiya is so perfectly cooked…wonderful

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  11. Yummy filling breakfast,love it

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  12. comforting dish, we love this.

    1. Thank you so much Swasthi…

  13. What a good looking pulao… Oh i wish I could just finish it up all by my self… Lovely Rafee!

    1. Thank you so much Rekha…

  14. nice pulao……so tempting n I wanna eat t nw tself…….so wonderful…..

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  15. lovely pulao. This will make a wonderful breakfast.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  16. pulao looks really yum.

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  17. The pulao looks very delicious Rafeeda…

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  18. Wow, that sounds so interesting & unique. Lovely post, delicious recipe.

  19. And a belated birthday to your little princess, Azza πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ambreen… πŸ™‚

  20. I too wish both your daughters a great life ahead dear!.. reading that made me extra emotional.. well, let me not forget to say, semiya pulav looks fabulous…

    1. Thank u so much 4 ur kind words, Sangee…

  21. Delicious pulav…..Rafee….my kids love vermicelli in any form…. Thanks so much for linking to my event.Looking for more..

    1. Thank you so much Preethachechi….

  22. Pass me the plate rafeada πŸ˜‰ making raita can eat whole with πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

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