Vermicelli Kesari/Semiya Kesari

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Today I decided to surprise my kids with a yummy dessert after dinner and it was Vermicelli Kesari/Semiya Kesari.It is very easy to prepare,no advance preparations required.Dessert made out of vermicelli are quite easy.You can even check out myVermicelli Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer.My son used to like Jalebis alot during our visit to Kerala for holidays.We get Jalebis here in Brunei,but not the same taste as those we get back in India.This dessert has a taste almost similar to the Jalebis.You can serve it either hot or chilled.I prefer chilled.Sooo good!Everyone just loved it.Dont miss it.Do try it out!!



  • Vermicelli – 2 cups
  • Hot water – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Cardamom Powder(Elaichi powder) – 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Orange/Yellow Food colour – 1 pinch


  1. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the vermicelli to it and roast it a bit.
  2. Now add the hot water to it and stir gently until the vermicelli gets cooked.
  3. As soon as the water evaporates,add sugar and cardamom powder.Stir as the sugar dissolves.Now add the food colour and stir gently,over medium flame until the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan and turns a little glossy.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fried cashewnuts and Enjoy!!



18 thoughts on “Vermicelli Kesari/Semiya Kesari

    Lori said:
    July 20, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Never heard of this! Lovely!

    Charanya said:
    July 20, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Look at the color. OMG ❤

    lapetitepaniere said:
    July 20, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Looks so good, sweet and I love the addition of cardamom 🙂

    Nish Kitchen said:
    July 20, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Looks super yum!! Love the colour!!

    Priya Shiva said:
    July 20, 2014 at 7:51 am

    wow! My little boy loves this and it looks so tempting!

    Chitra Jagadish said:
    July 20, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Woah colour seems to be centre of attraction and looks yum yum……

    Traditionally Modern Food said:
    July 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Kesari omg Shannu you make me drool

    Liz said:
    July 21, 2014 at 3:16 am

    This is delicious!

    cafegarima said:
    July 21, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Looks delightful! Haven’t made semiyan in ages..this is tempting me 🙂

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