Jun 25, 2013

Semiya Kesari / Vermicelli Kesari

I am starting to feel dizzy and tired a lot more nowadays, i am on my 7th month and well you guessed how it feels. But i am trying my level best to post daily as usual. I am clicking as many recipes as i can to post in the coming months. I will be leaving to my mum's place within few days after my baby shower. I hope i will share lots of my mothers recipes in the coming posts. You will love it for sure.

Now coming back to today's recipe. This is another sweet which we make often next to rawa kesari. It is yummy and different to normal sweets. You dont need much sugar as you use for rawa kesari. Make sure you use the correct amount of water for this, because adding more water may result in a mushy kesari, which you dont want. Other than that everything is easy. I hope you will love it and let me know if you try it.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 5


Semiya / Vermicelli - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup or to taste
Water - 2 cups
Yellow Food Colouring - a pinch
Cardamom powder / Yelakai - 1 tsp
Ghee - 5 tblspn
Cashews - 3 tblspn
Raisans - 3 tblspn


Start by boiling 2 cups of water, once it reaches to a boiling stage add in the yellow food colour and mix well. Simmer this till use.

Heat 3 tblspn of ghee in a heavy bottom pan or a nonstick pan. 

When it is hot, Add in cashews and raisans and fry them till it is golden. Once it is fried remove them to a plate and set aside.

Now in the remaining ghee add in the semiya and toast them till light golden.

Now pour in boiling water in this and mix well.

Simmer the flame and cover the kadai with a lid. Cook it for 10 mins till the semiya is cooked and water is absorbed completely.

Now add in sugar and mix well. Keep this mixing till the kesari gets thick.

Now add in cardamom powder, fried cashews and raisans, remaining 2 tblspn ghee. Mix them well.


Take all your ingredients

Start by boiling 2 cups of water

Add some food colour to it

Let it boil
Heat a heavy bottom pan or a nonstick pan

Add in 3 tblspn of ghee

And fry cashews and raisans in it

Remove them to a plate

Now in the remaining ghee

Fry the semiya

Toast them till they turn light golden

Now pour in the boiling water

Mix them well

Now reduce the heat to a low

Cover the kadai with a lid

Cook till the semiya is cooked completely

Add some sugar to it

Mix well

Cook them till they are thickenen

Add in cardamom powder

Remaining 2 tblspn of ghee

Mix well again

Add in the nuts

Mix them around



  1. take care of your health aarthi and get a lot of rest, it is important at this time, and also u'l miss the sleep and rest later, so make maximum use of it!!! :) the semiya kesari looks delicious...

  2. A very interesting and delicious vermicelli dish!

  3. This is so creative! I will try this tonight. Thanks for this easy recipe :)

  4. Nice post ..i love semiya kesari..Take care of your health Aarthi...

  5. I will try tis recipe today...

  6. looks so nic n yummy...bt can i add milk instead of water?? n wid out mixing colour can i do it???

  7. @NIRMALA SAHOOyes u can use milk, u can skip food colouring as well

  8. Looking up this recipe in 2016, and can't believe how long it's been... just saw your lovely little girl on your Goa pics on instagram... she's grown so much! 💕 oh btw, making this for evening snacks today... thanks to you Aarthi 👍


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