Semiya (vermicelli) mixed vegetable biryani

Before my marriage my mum used to do this and after marriage I do it by just adding all the vegetables and the taste is very different (of course mum's one is better). After kids has grown up they prefer to have Vermicelli with just carrot (Vermicelli Uppuma).. I was talking to my mum yesterday and she was mentioning about Vermicelli biryani. Suddenly I got the urge to do it.


Vermicelli/semiya(roasted) - 2 Cups
Mixed vegetables(Carrot, beans, cauliflower and peas) - 1 cup
Onion - 1 sliced thinly (I have chopped finely because of my son)
Mint leaves - 5-7 leaves
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 table spoon finely chopped
Soya milk - 1 1/4 
Water - 3/4 

Soya and water put together 1:1 proportion with vermicelli
Cumin seeds - 1 teapoon
Bay leaves - 1
Ghee and Oil - 2 tablespoon
Chopped nuts - 1 tablespoon (optional). If using fry in ghee and keep it aside

Fry below in one teaspoon of oil and grind to smooth paste with very little oil
cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 2
Fennel Seeds - 1  teaspoon
Green Chillies - 3-4
Garlic - 5
Poppy seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
2 tablespoon of Coconut
( I don't like the raw taste of Garlic so I fry and grind to smooth paste)

Roast the vermicelli with a tsp of ghee in medium flame,evenly with out changing its colour(if it not raosted vermicelli),you can also skip this part too.
Fry the items given to grind and grind to smooth with very little oil
Heat a heavy bottomed pan(I used pot shaped cooker) with oil and When oil is hot add Cumin seeds and when it start to splutter add bay leaves and fry for 10 sec
Add chopped onion and fry till onion turns just transparent and add the ground paste. Fry in medium flame for 2-3 minutes (Use medium flame)

Add the chopped veggies and the mint leaves and fry in medium flame for 2-3 minutes. Add the soya milk and bring to boil,add required salt.

Then add the vermicelli.Let it boil till it absorbs all the soya milk and then keep the flame in lowest possible and cook covered for 4-5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped nuts in ghee if you want,or just simply with chopped coriander leaves… serve hot with chutney or raita