Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vermicilli Biryani with Tahini- International Noodles Incident

Its that time of the month, that calls for another International Incident. I so enjoy these incidents for the fresh excitement and challenge that they bring along. Its fun to stretch the creativity and post at the same time across the globe. This times theme being "noodles" here's an Indian biryani of the Italian vermicilli with the Mediteranean Tahini. Howzzat for International?
100gms whole wheat vermicilli
1tsp Tahini
1 onion sliced
1/2 carrot sliced
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 green pepper sliced
1 garlic minced
1 green chilli minced
Whole spices
1 small stick of cinamon broken
1 cloves
2 cardamoms
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Spice powders
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
Freshly chopped coriander
Lemon juice
  • Roast vermicilli in a little oil and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tsp ghee and crackle cumin seeds. Add the whole spices and stir till you get the aroma.
  • Add the veggies, powdered spices, and cover and cook.
  • Whisk the tahini in 1tbs warm water and add to the veggies. Add 11/2 cups water and salt and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Lower the flame, add the roasted vermicilli and cover and cook.
  • Take off the heat once done, garnish with chopped coriander, squeeze lemon juice and serve hot.
  • Enjoy!
At the party you will find-
Penny – Jeroxie (Addictive & Consuming) – Homemade ban mian with minced pork and mushrooms
Christine – Christine’s Recipes – Spicy Pork Mince and Noodles in Crisp Lettuce Cups
Mardi – Eat, Live, Travel, Write – Ginger scallion & Butter noodles
Trix – Tasty Trix – Summer ‘Noodles’ with yellow and green zuchinni with cool basil oil tomato sauce
Natasha – 5 Star Foodie – Homemade Soba Noodles
Anges – Off the spork – Handpulled noodles at home
Cherry – Sweet Cherry Pie – Coconut noodles with honey glazed pork belly
Tracey - Tangled Noodle -North Platte Noodles
Evelyne - Cheap Ethnic Eatz – Incidental Noodles
Ms Baklover - Footscray Food Blog – Zha Jiang Mian
Casey – Eating, Gardening & Living in Bulgari
Tamar – Koreanfornian Cooking – Tteokbokki
Billy – Half-Eaten – Pumpkin Miso Noodles in Shitake Dashi Broth
Nina – Consumed Food Love – Vietnamese Noodle Salad
Suresh – 3 hungry tummies – Twice cooked pork with rice noodles
Anh – A food Lover’s Journey – Taco Soba Noodle
Lori – Wannabe Gourmand – Nonya Curry Laksa

Sending this recipe to the Quickies Noodle Challenge at Quickies on the Dinner Table and Lazaro Cooks

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  1. Oh!Indian biryani using italian noodles... this shows how versatile food can be and how all cultures are so similar as well.

  2. WOW, this dish is true International. You have such wonderful combination of spices and vegetables. This really is making me hungry.

  3. I love that this is like a middle eastern version of peanut sauce! Must be delicious...tahini is a serious favorite of mine!

  4. What great flavours in your noodle dish!!!

  5. I love the world fusion flavors with biryani, vermicelli and tahini! Awesome dish for the party!

  6. Wow - the mixture of flavors in the noodle dish is fantastic! I could easily eat a whole plate of this.

  7. I love the idea of posting at the exact same time. After all, it's uncouth to show up to a party late or empty handed! LOL!

  8. "Indian biryani of the Italian vermicilli with the Mediteranean Tahini", very "international". Love this idea of blending all the goodies together.

  9. A true winner, loved the combination of ingredients ♥

  10. Mmm, the tahini would make it so creamy!

  11. What a cool idea, I love seeing the of Indian cuisine twist you put on these challenges!

  12. Mmm, mmmm, mmmm. This sounds outstanding. Very creative use of international goodies! Kudos.

  13. wow, Shirley that's amazing. reminds me of a singaporean dish I once had years ago. Never thought of Biryani with noodles before. I'll have to try this.

  14. You have certainly covered the globe with this dish. Perfect for the International Incident party.

  15. I love the international idea in this. great noodle dish

  16. This looks absolutely delicious! I love using recipes that combine ingredients from different cultures!

  17. This is new to me and it looks totally delicious!

  18. Wow, very fusion indded...and two of my favorite types of food. Great job!

  19. OK... you might have out did yourself here! Looks yummy and the pic is magazine worthy!

  20. I REALLY like the tahini in the noodles! What a great idea. Yum...

  21. What a fantastic take on creamy noodles - I love it! With all these marvelous ingredients, each bite must be incredibly flavorful. Wonderful!

  22. That looks and sounds delicious! I love the spicing in biryani.

  23. This is such a wonderful blending of flavors. Sometimes, magic happens when we get it just right. This looks like what happened here. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

  24. saw it from orkut mobile . Cant wait to see it . Now that schools have opened I am dying for snack recipes .

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