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Vermicelli (Shavige) Pulav

Vermicelli or Shavige or Semiya cooked with veggies and Indian spices.

Vermicelli - 2 cups
Carrots - 2
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Green/French Beans - 1/2 cup
Potato - 1 small
Green Chillies - 8
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - few sprigs
Cashews - 5
Bay Leaf - 1
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Biryani or Pulav Masala - 1/4 tsp

1. Heat 2 - 3 tbsp oil in a pan/skillet and add vermicelli.  Saute the vermicelli till they turn crisp and slightly brown.  Save them for later.
2. Dice the peeled carrots, green beans, peeled potato into medium pieces.  Slit the green chillies lengthwise and finely chop cilantro.
3. Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add bay leaf, cumin seeds.  After a minute, add carrots, beans, peas, potatoes.  Saute till all the vegetables get cooked or the potatoes are slightly glazed.
4. Add green chillies, cashews, biryani masala and saute for 3 - 5 minutes.
5. Add 4 cups water, chopped cilantro, turmeric and salt.  When water starts boiling, add fried vermicelli and cook till water is absorbed.  Turn off the heat and keep it covered for a couple of minutes.  Mix well and serve.


  1. I make sevai upma..never tried pulao though ..looks awesome!!

  2. Interesting...innovative too....

  3. Looks awesome uma ... can tell looking at the way each vermicelli is apart and not sticky :) Love it...

  4. vermicili pulav luks amazing,excellent...

  5. vermicelli pulao looks excellent. pic is also good.

  6. Vermicilli pulav sounds very tempting and yummy..

  7. This is new to me,but it is excellent,uma,would surely give it a try

  8. looks yumm...delicious and mouthwatering Uma..!

  9. Nice idea to use vermicilli this way, looks delicious...

  10. love this sevai pulao..looks delicious.

  11. looks so colourful and delicious, beautiful

  12. Awesome and innovative. Love it very much.

  13. i love vermicelliiiiii!!!! especially with the vietnamese food :)

    have a fabulous week lady!
    jen @


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