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Semiya Pulihora

Works as a quick breakfast or evening snack. I have used lemon juice in place of tamarind. Will also blog the tamarind version. Do add peanuts to the pulihora as it enhances the flavor.


Semiya Pulihora

Prep & Cooking: 20-25 mts

Serves 3-4 persons



2 cups vermicelli

juice of 1 large lemon, adjust

3-4 tbsps roasted peanuts

salt to taste


1 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tbsp urad dal/minappa pappu/split gram dal

1 tbsp channa dal/senaga pappu/bengal gram

2 dry chillis, tear and de-seed

1/4 tsp hing

1/2 tsp grated ginger

2 green chillis, slit

1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric pwd/pasupu

8-10 curry leaves

1 Bring 5 cups of salted water to a boil. Add the vermicelli and cook for just under 4 mts. Turn off heat and strain. Pour 2 cups of cold water and strain the water completely. Add 2 tsps of oil and combine.
2 While the vermicelli is cooking in the hot water, prepare the seasoning. Heat oil in a vessel, add the mustard seeds and as they begin to sizzle, add the dals and allow them to turn slightly red, add curry leaves, green chillis, grated ginger, red chillis and stir fry for 30 secs. Add asafoetida and turmeric pwd, roasted peanuts and combine. Turn off heat.
3 Add salt to taste and lemon juice to the seasoning and combine it well and pour over the vermicelli and mix well.
4 Taste and if you feel that it needs more tang, add more lemon juice accordingly.

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By • Jan 27th, 2010 • Category: All Recipes for Kids, Breakfast Recipes for Kids, Snacks for Kids, Tiffin Indian Recipes for Kids

6 Responses »

  1. one of my fav dish. but never tried with lemon juice. ill try this time. thank u vry much sailu garu for yummy blog with yummy yummy recipes


  2. Hello Sailu garu,
    i have tried this stuff..its gud to taste but it became like PASTE. pls guide me how to make it in better way.

    Thanks & Regards,

  3. Bring water to a boil, add salt and add the dry roasted semiya to the water. Cook for less than 4-5 mts. Strain and spread over a wide plate.

  4. fantastic recipe. yesterday i prepared for breakfast ooho super.i shared to my friends. thank you very much

  5. awesome mouth watering recipes. Every day i try a recipe from this. Its a great guide for the beginners like me. i wouldn’t miss my mother’s food when i leave to US. thank you so much for this..

  6. Hi Sailu, this is a very nice website. I like it very much. T.Q Sailu.

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