Monday, April 07, 2008

Semiya Halwa / Vermicelli sweet

This is one of the sweets my mom specializes in, now me too!


Semiya (vermicelli) - 1 cup
Milk + Water - 2 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashews & Raisins - fried in ghee


  • Fry vermicelli in little ghee under low-med flame till you get nice aroma and also golden color.
  • Simultaneously, boil milk + water in soup pan.
  • Add fried vermicelli to the boiling milk, stir and allow it to cook completely. Cooking hardly takes 3-5 mins.
  • Cook completely but not overcook.
  • Now, add sugar and stir continuously till this mixture gets thickened. This hardly takes 8-10 mins.
  • Add ghee, fried cashews and raisins. Mix again.
  • Pour this mixture in a ghee greased plate and allow it to air dry.
  • When its almost dry, cut it into desired shape and allow to dry completely.
  • Now separate the pieces and transfer into a container.
That's it! Simple yet Rich tasty sweet is ready!

Serve immediately since no one can wait to taste it!

You can preserve them for few more days in refrigerator.


We make a similar cake too :) Yours makes me want to go make some right now :)

How have you been? Have not seen you online in a while.

Looks so good.I am going to make it for sure. I can't wait.Thank you for posting.


This is one of my favorite sweets and I keep preparing it quite often. It looks scrumptious!

This is simple yet awesome!

We had this sweet made by the chef.....and it was awesome.


Thank you very much all of you and Anu!

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