Spicy Vermicelli Pulao

This is one of the first few dishes I cooked when I was in college  I love sweet vermicelli and found this recipe behind Bambino's vermicelli Packet  I gave it a try and we all liked it from then we made this atleast twice a week with different combos though .This is a very tasty and filling one pot meal.Perfect for lunch boxes

1 packet vermicelli (200 gms)
2 med sized onions chopped
1 tomato chopped
3-4 green chillies slitted
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 cup green peas
1 carrot
1 potato cut in small cubes
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
lime juice as needed

  • In a Pan add 1 tsp oil and roast the vermicelli on med flame for 3 min till they turn brown,switch off the flame and keep aside.If using roasted vermicelli skip this step.
  • Boil the green peas,potatoes and carrot with salt and water. Don't throw the water use that to cook the vermicelli later.
  • In a vessel heat 1 tbsp oil ,add the bay leaves ,onion saute the onions till they turn translucent.
  • Put the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chopped tomato and saute for 3 to 4 min.
  • Mix the red chilli powder,garam masala,pepper salt and add little water.
  • Mix in the roasted vermicelli and veggies ,add about 2 1/2 cup to 3 cups water and cover and let it come to a nice boil.
  • Cover with the lid and reduce the flame to low .Just stir once and cook further till the water evaporates.
  • Mix the lime juice and add chopped coriander leaves.Serve hot with some raita .

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  1. O my goodness i never thought of making palao with vermicelli this is such an innovative idea .. really wonderful just wow.. bookmarking this beautiful recipe dear :) thanks for sharing <3

  2. Pulao looks very delicious..

  3. Oh wow, that looks so good dear! Making me hungry!

  4. One complete meal with all the essential nutrients. I shall try with our local thin rice noodles.

  5. They looks so spicy and delicious

  6. I used to make this quite often at one point of time. Seeing your post, I'd love to make it again. Your pulao looks delicious!!

  7. Spicy, flavorful and delicious pulao...... :)

  8. lovely recipe... good way to use up the tonnes of vermicelli I have in my pantry.

  9. I also try this way and loved it, main ne bhi banaya vermicelli se. LOL its very quick and yummy

  10. I made a similar one over last weekend,tempting one dear

  11. WOW! This sounds so yummy and interesting, Gloria. I better save it, NOW!!! Thanks for sharing, Gloria...