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Aug 25, 2011

Tomato Rice Vermicelli Pulao

                Long back i saw in "Anithavin Samayal" vermicelli rice pulao ,in that recipe she simply pressure cooked roasted vermicelli n rice together n made one sauce to go along with.But i am not impressed with the entire recipe so i took the idea of cooking rice n vermicelli together n made tomato pulao with it.The result was so yummy,tangy mild spicy rice vermicelli pulao tastes great.This time i used tomato paste instead of chopped tomatoes.My "H" who doesn't like vermicelli just loved this tomato pulav.I served with Raitha n Egg plant curry.The recipe as follows :

  1. Basmati rice     1 cup
  2. Vermicelli      3/4 cup
  3. Onion    1 large (sliced)                                                                 
  4. Tomato   2 no.s(blend to a paste)
  5. Ginger   1 tbsp(finely chopped)
  6. Garlic    5 cloves ( cut in to small pieces)
  7. Green chilli    2-3 no.s(slitted)
  8. Mint leaves     3-4 sprig(leaves alone chopped)
  9. Coriander leaves    1 handful finely chopped
  10. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  11. Chilli powder    1 tsp
  12. Coriander powder    1/2 tsp
  13. Fresh curd    1 tbsp
To Temper
  1. Oil     2-3 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Chana dal    1 tbsp
  4. Urad dal    1/2 tbsp
  5. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. clove    3-4 no.s
  7. Cinnamon    2" stick
  8. Cardamom    3 no.s
To get ready:
  • Wash n soak rice for 30 minutes and drain completely n keep aside.
  • Heat few drops of oil in a pan n fry the drained rice nicely till the moisture get dried and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add few more drops of oil n roast the vermicelli till light golden color n keep aside.
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and put them in a blender n blend to a smooth paste n keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wide large non-stick vessel,add the tempting ingredients on by one and fry them lightly.
  • Then add finely chopped ginger n garlic and fry till raw smell leaves and add sliced onions n slitted green chilli and saute till onion turns pink.
  • After that add mint leaves n fry for a minute .
  • Now add the tomato paste and cover it with a lid n cook till 80% of the moisture drains from the tomato paste and then add all the dry powders and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • then add fresh thick curd and stir fry for a minute and to the onion tomato mixture add enough water,salt  n handful of cilantro and bring the water to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add  fried rice and cook till 75% of rice is done then add roasted vermicelli and mix everything gently and cook without lid closed.
  • Once the 90% of the water drains, put DUM n allow the rice n vermicelli to get cooked completely in very low flame for 10-15 minutes.
  • That's it...Delicious tangyTomato Rice Vermicelli Pulao is ready.
  • Serve hot with raitha n any curry or simply with boiled egg.

you can also make vegetable biryani ,paneer pulav,egg biryani with rice n vermicelli combo.
Add less water to get separate grains,for 1 ams 3/4 cup rice n verm i added 2 and 1/4 cup of water.
Instead of chopped ginger n garlic, you can use ginger garlic paste also.


  1. lovely twist to the regular tomato rice..lovely addition of vermicelli..looks yummy..

  2. nice and different combo.. haven't prepared like this.. nice clicks..

  3. That looks fab, I would love to give it a try :)

  4. Pulao looks so tempting...Will make it for dinner today itself...

  5. pulao looks very inviting and the version feel intersting.Lovely dish..

  6. This looks perfect...This looks like tomato rice...Yummy

  7. This is such an innovative dish..good one..

  8. Wow looks and sounds delicious, I luv semiya nad this one is a sure try ...very tempting

  9. That's a different and yummy pulav.Will surely try one day.

  10. Pulao with rice and vermicelli together looks marvellous,filling and absolutely inviting Sangee..

  11. Hey Sangee, I too saw that program and thought that it would be too bland...this is an nice innovation...It has a nice color and the vermicilli looks just perfectly done, not mushy

  12. This looks too delicious...Bookmarked!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. The pulao looks yummy and beautiful clicks...first time here and happy to be following u

  14. Pulao luks very colorful!!Bookmarked :) Nice clicks again..

  15. This is totally new kind of twist to the recipe, combining two carb' ingredients...simply out of the box - thinking. I must try this.

  16. looks delicious...yummy and flavorful pulav

  17. Very delicious:) and perfectly done,,,

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  19. very innovative dear, lovely dish and liked the addition of vermicelli, sure shall try this out...You have been tagged in a game, check out my space and please accept it :)

  20. The puloa looks lovely and flavourful...Awesome...

  21. Looks yummy and nice step by step instructions

  22. Very nice and delicious looking pulao.

  23. delicious looking pulao wonderfully done

  24. Hi Sangee,
    You have 2 awards waiting at my space..please do collect them.

  25. Pulao is one of my favourites anytime...looks delicious.

  26. Very nice and delicious looking pulao with a twist

  27. Such a cool recipe. Will surely give it a try.

  28. You have a lot of innovative recipes... Nice pictures too.

  29. Rice n vermicelli? Interesting! :)


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