Looking for something sweet to be served for the unexpected guests? Here's something quick and easy that can be ready to be relished in a very few minutes with very few ingredients, my favorite Semiya Kesari, aka vermicelli sweet. This recipe is from my sister's MIL. This is a regular item in her kitchen every week, as bava( Brother in law ) loves it. Usually mom makes only Payasam( kheer ), Upma with vermicelli or semiya, but this Kesari is new to us. Toasted Raisins and Cashew nuts in butter add that extra flavor and nuttiness to the Kesari. Vermicelli Halwa tastes so good when hot and stays good in the refrigerator for up to a week.



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup vermicelli
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 of a butter stick
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar
  • a few golden raisins
  • a few cashew nuts
  • yellow food color( optional )
  • saffron
How To:
  • In a thick sauce pan / kadai, heat butter and add cashewnuts, raisins and crushed cardamom
  • Once the cashews( kaju ) turns into golden brown add the semiya aka vermicelli and toast until they turn lightly golden brown.
  • Meanwhile boil the water along with saffron and food color(optional ). Once the water is bubbling hot, stir in this water into the toasted semiya, reduce heat and close the lid.
  • Once all the liquid has been absorbed, stir in sugar and let all the sugar dissolve and the vermicelli thicken
  • Tada, sumptuous ddelicious simple dessert is ready in minutes ready to be relished hot or cold...

My simple Vermicelli sweet is on its way to:

21 COMMENTS:

EC said...

Looks so tempting..thanks for the entry

Sweatha said...

Delicious.Thanks for the yummy yellow entry.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow can Semia Kesari look so gorgeous? It does, beautiful click.

Pavani said...

Semya Kesari looks delicious. yumm.. yumm.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

delicious!! love the bright yellow color

Kalyani said...

loks tempting & yummy entry ...... beautiful pictures ...

Jyoti said...

Looks so yummy ! Came through the FIC roundup.

John said...

It looks very goods
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Vanamala said...

wow lovely pics..yummy

Divya Vikram said...

Looks too good,nice color!

My Experiments with Cooking said...

Looks yumm. I remember this being made at weddings.

Resh said...

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AMIT said...

Lovely recipe.Thanks for sharing.

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Suparna said...

hi semiya kesari looks mouth watering...nice clicks.
TC

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I found your food blog going through a few links. Glad I ran into it. Didn’t know that the food blog/recipe community was so big online. I love your posts!

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Anonymous said...

how much sugar??

KALVA said...

Sorry, im gonna mention the sugar now

Anonymous said...

Semiya Kesari looks so good. I wish I have them now. I am sure going to cook this for my family. Thanks.
Radha

Anonymous said...

very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
Semiya upma

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