Semiya Kesari / Sweet Vermicelli

Semiya Kesari

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

  1. Vermicelli / semiya – 1 cup
  2. Ghee –  1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  3. Cashews, raisins – 2 tbsp each
  4. Boiling water – 1.5 cups
  5. Saffron – 1 pinch (optional)
  6. Sugar – 6 – 7 tbsp or to taste
  7. Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Method

1. Boil 1.5 cups of water adding a pinch of saffron.

2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a deep pan at medium heat. Fry raisins until plump and drain on to a paper towel. Fry cashews until golden and drain on to a paper towel. Add the vermicelli and fry until golden, about 3 – 4 minutes at medium heat (if you are using roasted vermicelli, just fry it for 30 seconds). Add 1.5 cups of boiling water. Cover and cook for about 10 – 12 minutes until most of the water is evaporated and vermicelli is almost done, stirring once or twice in between. Add 6 – 7 tbsp sugar, if using and mix well. Continue to cook for 4 – 5 minutes until the water is evaporated and the vermicelli is completely done. Add the cardamom powder, 1 tsp ghee and mix well. Taste-check and add more sugar if you want. Garnish with cashews and raisins. It tastes best when hot/warm.

Tips

For an extra taste, you can add 1/4 cup grated coconut. Add it to the fried vermicelli and stir for a few seconds before adding the boiled water.

Recipe Courtesy – My friend, Ansu Joys

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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