Semiya kesari

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Kesari a popular Indian sweet can be prepared using few different ingredients like Sooji / Rava or vermicelli / Semiya. I have already posted rava kesari, pineapple kesari and now comes semiya kesari.

Semiya kesari

Ingredients:

      • 1 cup –  Semiya / vermicelli
      • 3/4 cup – Sugar
      • 2 cups – Water
      • 4 to 5 tbsp - Ghee
      • 1/4 tsp – Cardamom powder
      • 10 nos – Cashew nuts
      • 10 nos – Raisins
      • 2 to 3 pinches – Orange food color

Semiya kesari process

Preparation method:

  1. Heat a tbsp of ghee in a pan, roast cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown in color,  keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, add a tsp of ghee and roast semiya till they are slightly golden brown in color. Then add 2 cups of water to it along with orange food color and bring it to boil.
  3. Once semiya is 3/4 done, add sugar and cardamom powder, allow them to cook over medium flame. Cook till semiya becomes soft and water is completely absorbed.
  4. Add remaining ghee, fried cashew nuts and raisins. Mix well thoroughly and serve it in a bowl.

Semiya kesari

Notes:

  • You can increase or decrease quantity of sugar as per your taste.
  • I used thick semiya / vermicelli in this recipe so 2 cups of water in this recipe is must for semiya to cook well.
  • If you use thin semiya / vermicelli, then use 1 1/2 or less water to cook.

Semiya kesari

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