Sweet Semiya/ Vermicelli

Let's have some poetry today!

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old things that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

The Riddle of Strider - J. R, R. Tolkien

And for some more profound words... do read here... something that touched and moved my heart a lot... and made me realise, Alhamdulillah, all is well... :)

I guess most of my recent posts keeps reassuring the fact of how lazy a cook I am! I love meals that can be finished in a jiffy and can taste as though you have slogged for hours... hehe... I had just posted a savory version last month, so here is a sweet one - so quick and apt for those lazy mornings or great for chai time along with a cup of hot sizzling tea! It hardly takes 20 minutes from start to end and just tastes simple and tasty. I am sure all of you have your own version of making your vermicelli sweet. Here is mine...

Sweet Semiya/ Vermicelli
Serves 4


200 gm thin vermicelli, crushed
1 tbsp ghee
5-6 cashew nuts
10-15 raisins
250 ml milk
250 ml coconut milk
1/4 cup sugar
A pinch of cardamom


Heat ghee in a wok. Fry the cashew nuts, allow the raisins to puff. Add the crushed vermicelli and toss lightly. Now add the milks slowly till the vermicelli soaks it up. Cook for around five minutes stirring occasionally. Finally add in the sugar and cardamom and cook till sugar melts. Switch off and serve warm!


As it cools, it tends to stick together. Cook on low flame by adding some water or milk till it becomes soft.

Want more vermicelli based ideas? Then here's some:

Semiyayum Nenthrapazhavum - Vermicelli with Plaintains... a recipe that has earned me a lot of fans... :)
Semiya Vegetable Pulao
Custard Sewiyan
Vermicelli Sweet
Quick Semiya Payasam

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