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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Semiya Kesari - Vermicelli Halwa - Easy Semiya Kesari

Wish you all the happy and Prosperous Newyear 2015.Planned to start this New year with authentic Sweet Recipe Semiya kesari. Semiya Kesari is a Simple, Easy and quick sweet Recipe made with Semiya(vermicelli) and Sugar.It also requires very little Ghee, than  any other sweet Recipes. It is an Easy Guest sweet Recipe.Whenever i have sweet craving, my Grandmother make this for me.Now we learn to make Easy  Sweet Recipe.

                                      Semiya Kesari

Prep Time : 5 min. 
Cook Time : 12 - 15    minutes  
Recipe Category:Sweet Recipes
Yield  :
Recipe Cuisine:Indian


Semiya(Fine Vermicilli) - 2  cups loosely packed.
water  - 2 cups.
Sugar  -  1  cup.
Cashewnuts - 12 -  15 broken.
Food Color - Generous Pinch.
Melted Ghee - 5 tsp.


Roast the cashews, in a tsp of Ghee, and keep it aside.


  • Heat 1 tsp of  Ghee and roast the semiya, till it turns Golden brown, and add 2 cups of water.

  • Stir now and then, till the water in it is completely absorbed.In no time it gets cooked well.

  • Then add sugar, semiya loosens, as you mix. Then add food colour.

  • Keep stirring, till it is thick. Finally add Remaining  Ghee,  and stir, till it starts  leaving  the sides of kadai.

  • Garnish with Roasted Cashews. 

  • Optional: you could grease the plate with tsp of ghee, and spread  the kesari, when it cools down, cut into desired shapes and serve.
  • Water level varies depending upon the types of vermicilli.
  • Adding food color is optional.In traditional method we won't add food colour. Sugar with semiya itself , gives good texture.
  • you could also add raisins while frying cashews.
  • Do not add sugar, before semiya is well cooked, else kesari turns rubbery.


Nava K said...

Easy it make be but big bold flavors that I always love.

Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

Nice recipe, have you added colour in it. Happy New Year to you and family.