Sweet Semiya

Cooks in: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 People

This is the 200th Post! Thanks all of you for encouraging me with your comments, validations and motivations. Without your support, this is not possible. I am sharing a sweet dish to celebrate this achievement. Sweet vermicelli or vella semiya is a simple sweet dish made out of millet vermicelli and jaggery. Nowadays all kinds of millet vermicelli are available in the market. This dish can be made easily in a few minutes. I used  Foxtail millet vermicelli for this recipe. 


  • 3/4 Cup Roasted Foxtail Millet Vermicelli
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Jaggery Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee roasted Cashewnuts
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder


  1. In a 2 Ltr Cooker add ghee, roasted vermicelli, water, jaggery powder and cardamom powder.
  2. Cook for 2 Whistles.
  3. Release Pressure manually.
  4. Add grated coconut, cashew nuts and mix well. Keep covered for 5 minutes.
  5. Open and serve.

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1. Millet vermicelli is very delicate. So roast them on low heat. One cup of unroasted vermicelli yields 3/4 cup after roasting.

2. For Vegan version, use coconut oil instead of ghee.


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