Semiya Biryani/ Vermicelli Biryani : Easy, quick, one pot meal made with vermicelli/Semiya & vegetables. Vermicelli/Semiya is kids favorite as it looks like noodles:) And sure vermicelli is better alternative to noodles. I usually make vermicelli upma or this vermicelli kheer once in two weeks as vermicelli/Semiya is my little daughters favorite. For a change, I have tried biryani with vermicelli, it turned out super delicious. My little one absolutely loved it:)
It's very quick to make and perfect for lunch box too! Serve this vermicelli biryani with plain curd, or any raita, perfect wholesome lunch is done! This Semiya biryani can be given to babies from one year once the baby started eating all family foods . Here is how to make easy Semiya biryani recipe for toddlers and kids.
Semiya Biryani Recipe For Toddlers and Kids | Vermicelli Biryani
- Semiya/ Vermicelli - 2 cups
- Big Onion - 1 medium sized
- Tomato - 1 medium sized
- Green chilli - 1 optional
- Ginger Garlic Paste - 1.5 tsp
- Vegetables* - 1 cup chopped
- Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
- Coriander powder - 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
- Coriander leaves - a handful
- Mint leaves - a handful
- Water - 4 cups
- Salt - as required
- Ghee - 2 tbsp
- Bay leaves - 1 small
- Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
- Cloves - 2
- Cardamom - 1
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
* I used 1 carrot, 10 beans, handful of peas and 6 cauliflower florets.
- Slice onions, chop tomatoes finely. Wash and Chop all vegetables into bite size pieces. Slit green chillies. Roughly chop coriander & mint leaves. Set aside. Roast vermicelli in a tsp of ghee until slightly golden.
- Boil 4 cups of water with required salt in a kadai. When the water is about to boil, add roasted vermicelli and cook covered for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, switch off the flame.
- Transfer the cooked vermicelli to a vessel and fluff it with fork once its cooled down. Set aside. Heat the same pan with remaining ghee. Add all the items to temper. Let it crackle.
- Then add onions along with ginger garlic paste. Saute them nicely until golden brown. Once onions becomes transparent add green chillies (if using). Give a quick stir.
- Then add tomatoes, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Saute until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy. Now add all spice powders and mix well.
- Then Add chopped veggies. Mix well until the spice powders all well coated with the veggies and cook covered with 1/4 cup of water until the vegetables are soft.
- Then add cooked vermicelli and gently toss with cooked vegetables for two minutes. Switch off the flame once done.
- You can steam cook or pressure cook the vegetables instead of cooking in a pan.
- Overcooking the vermicelli makes the biryani mushy.
- Adjust spices according to your child's tolerance level.
- Always Choose rice vermicelli or whole wheat vermicelli.
- Make sure to introduce all vegetables separate before you try this Semiya biryani.
- You can add any veggies of your choice.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.