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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thayir Semiya/ Curd Vermicelli

Today's recipe is Thayir Semiya. Vermicelli is cooked and mixed with yogurt and then tempered and mixed with fruits of your choice. I have been wanting to post this recipe since I made this for my son's birthday. I got a lot of compliments for this dish at the party. Today I made this again and didn't want to miss this time too. Though it was a busy day today, I managed to click some pictures and here I am now ready to post it.  Usually this dish is served in parties in place of thayir saadham/ curd rice. But when the weather is warm, imagine having chilled thayir semiya loaded with fruits..It is pure heaven!

Coming to the recipe.

What are the ingredients needed?

Vermicelli, 1 cup
Water, 2 cup
Yogurt, 1.5 cup
Milk, 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil, 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida, a pinch
Green Chillies, 2 nos
Grated Ginger, 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves, 1 sprig
Cashews,  10-15 nos (optional)
Raisins, 10-15 nos (optional)
Cilantro, handful

Special ingredients
Grapes, 10-12 nos (de seeded and halved)
Cucumber, half (de-seeded and diced)
Carrot, 1-2 nos (grated)

How it is made?
  1. Roast vermicelli and set it aside. 
  2. Boil 2 cups of water and add vermicelli and cook till it is done. Then set it aside and let it cool.
  3. Then mix it with Curd and milk and add salt to taste and mix well.
  4. Then heat oil , add mustard seeds, when they crack add slit green chillies, curry leaves, grated ginger and asafoetida and fry for a 2-3 minutes. Then add this to the vermicelli and mix well.
  5. Fry cashew and raisins and mix it with vermicelli too.
  6. Now add grapes, cucumber and carrot and mix well. Finally garnish it chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve it chilled.

  • There is also roasted vermicelli available in the market. In case if you are using it, skip the roasting process.
  • Adjust the amount of yogurt and milk to suit your personal preference. 
  • You can add the 'special ingredients' as per your liking too. You can add other fruits too. Usually along with this pomegranate seeds are added. Since I didn't have it, I skipped it.


  1. Its one of my fav, bagalabath...Looks so yummy..Love to have it with chilli pickle

  2. wow good one.. its been ages i had tis one..

  3. yummy looking thayir semiya dear :) lovely click :)

  4. It's quite new to me! Have never had this before or never saw anyone making it :( Lovely post, Divya!!! :)

  5. Ive tasted this earlier in a wedding ceremony and then tried it at home, it tastes wonderful la akka :) Yummy clicks :)

  6. delicious and very filling thayir semiya,, very lovely clicks...

  7. Excellent dish that too while its too hot outside..Love this thayir semiya very much.

  8. Nice clicks.. This is one of my favourite.. Yours look beautiful with addition of grapes and carrots..

  9. my favorite one..done it perfectly and nice clicks too...

  10. wow...divya...nice twist...wonderful way to give a change with semiya

  11. this is new to me and it sounds delish!

  12. Simple yet comfort food, love anything with curd :) looks inviting Divya!

  13. Wow, never had this. Looks mouthwatering and flavorful.

  14. Looks very yum.. Mouthwatering :)


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