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Semiya Pulao with Chole Masala

By Harini
Semiya-Vermicelli is a kind of pasta,very thin and similar to spaghetti.It is a very common ingredient in Indian cooking and used to prepare different kind of dishes.The common breakfast with this is a simple vermicelli upma,and it is sometimes it is made even more healthy by adding vegetables.I have already posted a version of this upma,today I am posting one of my recent experiments.Few days back I bought a pack of chole masala with the intension of trying chole bature but somehow I have not had my hands on that yet.The pack remained unopened  and while I was preparing for dinner,I just thought of trying this masala in vermicelli upma.This turned to be very flavorful and a kind of cross between upma/chaat(street food).We all liked it a lot and hope you will enjoy it too.
Semiya pulao with chole masalaSemiya pulao
Star ingredients:whole wheat semiya and hole masala
Time:20 minutes
1 1/2 cup whole wheat semiya
1 carrot peeled ad chopped fine
1/2 cup assorted bell peppers chopped fine
1 onion chopped fine
2 green chillies
1 small piece of ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons chole masala
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds,cumin seeds
Oil to temper
1.In a kadai add little oil and temper with mustard and cumin seeds.Saute green chillies and ginger for 2 minutes.Add onions and fry till translucent.Now add all the veggies and cook for 2 minutes.
Semiya pulao with chole masala2.Add the chole masala,coriander powder and mix well.
3.Add the vermicelli and mix well.Saute for 2 minutes
Semiya pulao with chole masala4.Add 2 1/2 cups of water,salt,cover and cook for 10-12 minutes on medium flame.
Semiya pulao with chole masala5.Pulao is done when all the water is absorbed and vermicelli is soft.Remove from flame,add lemon juice and serve hot.
Semiya pulao with chole masala
1.I used roasted vermicelli,if using normal vermicelli,roast it it in low flame for 2-4 minutes in little ghee.
2.Coriander powder compliments the chole masala flavor so dont miss it
3.You can cook the vegetables in 1/4 cup pf curd instead of adding lemon juice at the end.
More vermicelli recipes
1.Vegetable vermicelli upma
2.Semiya payasam

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