Diwali Recipes

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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I wish all my readers and friends a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!! Let us begin another New year with new hopes,new aspirations and new spirits.
I am posting a simple sweet recipe for the sweet beginning of another year.Semiya Kesari is a very simple recipe and is prepared in a similar way like how we do Rava Kesari with few changes in the measurements.It is a nice variation to the regular Rava kesari and is very quick to make.
Semiya Kesari | Vermicelli Kesari Recipe:
(Serves 4)

1 cup Semiya/Vermicelli
1 1/2 cups Water
1/2 cup Sugar
few strands of Saffron
1 tsp warm Milk,to soak saffron
6-8 Cashew nuts,broken
2-3 tbsp Raisins
2 tbsp Ghee

  • Soak saffron in warm milk.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai/pan and add broken cashew nuts and fry them until they turn slightly brown,remove them and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add raisins and fry until they bulge,remove and keep them aside.
  • In the remaining ghee add semiya and roast until you get slight golden in color.
  • Meanwhile boil water in a separate pan and keep it ready.
  • Add the boiling water to the roasted semiya and cook until done.
  • Add sugar to it and mix well,at this point it leaves the syrupy solution,boil until all the syrupy solution gets mixed with the semiya and cooked well.
  • Add the soaked saffron and fried dry fruits and mix well.
Serve it hot/warm or at room temperature.

  1. You can use a pinch of kesar color to it,I do not prefer food colors hence I did not add and relied on the saffron for the color.
  2. Add a pinch of cardamom powder at the end if you wish,it adds a nice flavor.
  3. You can even first make the sugar syrup solution by boiling the water and sugar together and then add the roasted vermicelli to it.You can make it either ways.
Before I finish my post,let me WISH YOU ALL A FABULOUS NEW YEAR once again!! Have fun folks.


Sangeetha Priya said...

Happy New Year yo u, very inviting kesari yum!!!

Priti S said...

Kesari looks very yum ....nice start of year ...Wish you Happy New Year too

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

A very happy new year to you and your family...Delicious kesari...Love the first pic

Veena Theagarajan said...

happy new year to you and ur family.. Great start for 2013

Subhashini said...

Happy New Year. First time here. Went thorough your whole blog. Nice Pictures. Love to follow you

Maha Gadde said...

easy n yummy..
Wishing you & family a very Happy New Year !!

divya said...

looks so tempting dear...
Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy New Year!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Sooooooo perfect...
Happy New Year !!!

Lubna Karim said...

Wow...looks so droolicious....

Shanavi said...

Looks subtle, yummylicious and one of my family's fav of all time..Slurp

Jay said...

perfect n very tempting..
Tasty Appetite

Priya said...

Happy new year wishes to you and your family.Such a droolworthy kesari,my favourite after rava kesari.

Janani said...

Happy new year prathy

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious kesari looks yum. Happy new year to you and family.

Archana said...

Looks great.


Tried today and came out perfect. Thanks for the post.

prathibha Garre said...

@ Raks....thanks for d feedback and letting me know Raji..

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