Monday 14 May 2012

Award Time and a Sweet - Semiya Kesari

It award time!! Yaay... thanks you so much Ramya and Reshmi

Kerala Kitchen Awarded me the Best Picture Award for the Pazham Pori. Check out the lovely roundup in her blog.

Also, have a Sunshine Award from Reshmi of Noel Collections. Thank you Reshmi. Sorry for the delay in posting.

Now off to the recipe...

A nice variation from the rava (semolina) kesari. Try this new twist. You will like it. I picked up the recipe from Radhika's Tickling Palates


Semiya/Vermicelli 1 cup
Sugar 1/2 or a little more as per taste
Water 2 cups
Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
Orange Food Colour 1 pinch
Cashews few
Raisins ( i used a dried fruit mix that I had) 1 tbsp
Ghee 2 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Heat the ghee in a pan. Add the cashews and fry till slightly browned. Keep aside.

2. In the same pan, add the raisins. Fry and keep aside.

3. Add the semiya and fry till it starts to brown a little.

4. Add the water. Once it comes to a boil, simmer and cook till the semiya is cooked and the water is drained.

5. Add the sugar, cardamom powder and food colour. Stir and cook till the wateriness from the sugar is gone.

6. Garnish with cashews and raisins.


  1. semiya looks wonderful. lovely recipe. congrats on your awards

  2. nice golden hue of semiya..very tempting! congrats on the best pic, you deserve it;-)

  3. loved the beautiful colour of semiya..

  4. Congrats Roshni. You totally deserve it. The kesari looks so tempting and you have done it so well and hey thanks for the feed back too.

  5. Congrats Roshni,semiya kesari looks absolutely irresistible.

  6. Congrats on all your awards,Roshni..Semiya kesari looks very sweet n inviting,haven't tried this!!

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  7. congrats on all ue well deserved wards! the semiyan look delicious.

  8. Congrats Roshini!! U truly deserve it!! Semiya kesari looks so delicious...will try this for sure !

  9. my heartiest wishes roshni..
    save some of this colorful dessert..will be right over..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Congrats Roshni.
    The Kesari looks very yum.

  11. Congrats Dear......kesari is so inviting.....

  12. Hi Roshini , Kesari looks Awesome !!!

    Do collect another award from