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Semiya kesari | How to make Semiya Kesari Recipe
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Semiya kesari is an easy and tasty dessert which you can finish within 20 to 30 minutes.
Course: Dessert, sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to make semiya kesari, semiya kesari, vermicelli kesari
Servings: 3
Author: Akila
  • Semiya / Vermicelli - 1 cup thin variety
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cashews - 7 or 8 broken
  • Raisins - 12 to 15
  • Water - 1.25 to 1.5 cups or check instructions from vermicelli packet
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup or adjust according to your taste
  • Orange food colour - a pinch
  • Cardamom power - little
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp optional
  1. In the pan add one tablespoon ghee.
  2. Fry the cashews for one minute in medium Flame and the reasons for 30 to 40 seconds in medium Flame.
  3. In the same pan add to 1 cup of this semiya (thin vermicelli) and Fry till it becomes into golden brown. Remove and keep it aside.
  4. For the brand of Semiya which I used 1 to 1.25 cups is enough for cooking. For other's you can use 1.5 cups of water or cook the vermicelli According to the instructions given in the packet.

  5. Add a pinch of salt to enhance the taste. Allow the water to boil.
  6. Now add the fried vermicelli (fried semiya) and cook it, till it becomes soft.
  7. Add half a cup of sugar and let the sugar dissolve completely. You can adjust the sugar according to your taste.
  8. Now add another one tablespoon of ghee and cook for a while of about 3 to 4 minutes. Now semiya turns into a glossy texture.
  9. It's the perfect time to add the food color. Instead of adding the orange food color powder directly you can mix with 1 tablespoon of milk or water and you can add it. Also if you don't like to add the artificial food color you can soak a pinch of saffron in warm milk or warm water and you can add that.

  10. Now add the crushed cardamom and also the fried cashews and raisins and mix for a while.

  11. Tempting and tasty Semiya Kesari is ready to be served.

Recipe Notes

1. I have added only one tablespoon of ghee in this recipe. If you want to add more you can add according to your taste.

2. Adding salt is not necessary but I feel it enhances the sweet recipe.

3. The vermicelli I used is of thin Variety so I have used 1 to 1.25 cups of water. So if you're having thick Variety semiya then you might need to increase the quantity of water.