Sevaiyan Pulao (Tiffin Treats)

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Aug. 28, 2017

The exciting noodle-like appearance of vermicelli really works in favour of the Sevaiyan Pulao, making it a hot favourite with kids. Kids love to play around with the long, slippery strands of the semolina vermicelli, while moms are content that a lot of veggies are also going in with it. Assorted veggies, apt spices and garam masala too make the Sevaiyan Pulao not only visually appealing but a real treat to the taste buds too! It is easy and quick to make on busy mornings, and stays fresh in the tiffin box for at least 5 hours. Also pack a few Hariyali Soya Puris for a crispy munch along with the Sevaiyan Pulao.


Semolina vermicelli 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Oil 1 Teaspoon
Ghee 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon ((jeera))
Clove 1 ((laung /lavang))
Cinnamon stick 1 Small ((dalchini))
Cardamom 1 ((elaichi))
Green peas 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Grated carrot 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon ((haldi))
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon



1.Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the vermicelli and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till brown in colour. Remove and keep aside.

2.Heat the ghee in the same non-stick kadhai, add the cumin seeds, clove, cinnamon and cardamom and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

3.Add the green peas and carrot and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.

4.Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 30 more seconds.

5.Add 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

6.Add the vermicelli and mix well. Cover it with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

7.Add the lemon juice and mix well.

8.Discard the cinnamon, clove and cardamom.


9.Serve and enjoy!


9.Serve immediately with coconut chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2