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Semiya Halwa / Vermicelli Pudding (No Milk)

VegCookBook by Praveena
Easy & quick to make, Indian Dessert recipe which does not use milk. Make ahead party sweet with few ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 servings


  • Sauce Pan / Vessel (for stove-top method)


  • 1 cup Semiya / Vermicelli
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water (preferably hot water)
  • 10 count Raisins / Kishmish
  • 10 count Cashew nuts
  • 10 count Almonds
  • 4 pods Cardamom
  • 8 strands Saffron / Kumkumapuvvu
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee / Butter (+2 teaspoons)
  • ¼ teaspoon Any Food Colour (optional)



  • First, chop the nuts and powder the cardamom pods.
    Put aside. Get the water boiled and put aside.


  • Put a thick bottomed pan / vessel on stove under a medium flame.
    Add one teaspoon of ghee / butter and add all the dry fruits & nuts.
    Fry them until they turn light brown in colour and take them aside.
  • In the same pan add 1 teaspoon of ghee and semiya/vermicelli and saute till they turn light brown.
    Add the boiled hot water and close the vessel with lid.
    Let the water be completely absorbed by the semiya/vermicelli so that it would soften.This might take 3-4 mins.
  • Add  food colour, saffron strands, powdered cardamom, sugar and mix well. Let the sugar melt for 2 mins.
    Add the dry fruits & nuts & the remaining ghee.
    Keep stirring continuously until the content leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Transfer the whole content onto the greased plate.
    Cut it into desired shape once cooled to room temp.Done!!


Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & tips!
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