Vermicelli Chicken Biryani Recipe | Semiya Chicken Biryani | Riceless Chicken Biryani Recipe with Video Recipe. R u getting fed up with the normal chicken biryani, u used to prepare?, then for a variety try this chicken biryani with vermicelli/semiya. It will tastes delicious and it is very easy to prepare. It's preparation is same as that of the normal biryani, Only difference is that here I replaced rice with vermicelli. It will be a best option for the people, who wants to avoid rice in their diet. You can avoid the carbs from rice by using vermicelli/semiya instead of rice in biryani n moreover the cooking time of vermicelli is less than that of the rice, so if you want to try a quick and delicious chicken biryani, you can definitely try this recipe. I am sure that you will like the taste of this biryani. Try this recipe and let me know your feedback.

Preparation Time:45 minute
Cooking Time:20 minute
Servings:4 people


Ghee- 2tbs
Vermicelli / Semiya-2 1/2 cup
Chicken-1/2 kg
Ginger-1 tbs, finely chopped
Garlic-1 tbs, finely chopped
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Redchilli powder-1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curd-1 tbs
Curry leaves, Coriander leaves, Mint leaves- handful
Lemon Juice-1/2 of a lemon
Oil for Deep frying
Water-3 1/2 cup

Method Of Preparation
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Roast cashewnuts and raisins until it turns light brown in color
  • Transfer it into a bowl and keep it aside
  • Again add 1tbs ghee in a pan and heat it. Add vermicelli into it and roast it until it turns light brown in color
  • Transfer it into a plate and keep it aside
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with turmeric powder, redchilli powder, coriander powder, garammasala, pepper powder, salt to taste and curd for 30 minutes
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken pieces until the chicken pieces are cooked well & turns golden brown color in both sides
  • Drain the excess oil on a tissue paper and keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add chopped ginger and garlic in it and saute it until it turns light brown in color
  • Add finely chopped onion into it and saute it until onion turns golden brown in color
  • Add turmeric powder, redchilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala in it and saute it until raw smell of powders goes off. Add the fried chicken pieces in it and mix well
  • Add a handful of curry leaves, coriander leaves and mint leaves in it. Saute it for few seconds. Add lemon juice in it and mix well
  • Add water in it, then add salt in it and mix well.
  • Add roasted vermicelli/semiya in it and mix well
  • Add 1/2 tsp garam masala and roasted cashewnuts and raisins on top. 
  • Close it with a lid and cook it until water is evaporated and semiya is cooked well
  • Delicious vermicelli/semiya biryani is now ready to serve

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