Kashmiri sweet dish - Semiya

Umm Aysha

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Asalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatulla Wa Barakatahu


This next dish is a sweet dish, its very easy and quick to make, always comes in handy if you have an unexpected guest :wink:



Vermicelli - 200 gms
Milk - 4 cups
Condensed Milk - 1/4 cup (optional)
Sugar - 8 tbsp or as needed
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
Raisins - 1/4 cup

Lets start cooking...


Heat half a table spoon ghee and fry raisins and cashews and keep it aside. Fry the vermicelli (very thin rice noodles) in the remaining ghee till it is golden brown. Add 4 cups of boiled milk. Keep stirring occasionally. Once the vermicelli becomes soft, add the condensed milk or sugar as needed. Let it simmer. Once its thickned add cardamom powder and stir well. Finally add the fried cashew nuts and raisins.

Your semiya dish is ready and can be served hot or cold.

Enjoy.... :)






Junior Member

Mmmm semiya never had that in a minute sister. My mother use to cook it for me in pakistan all the time. Great dish, somewhat like rice pudding in a sense.


Umm Aysha

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Wa alaykum salaam

Jazakallah khayr all for your replies....

Yes it is a great dish alhamdulillah.....mmmm but my favorite sweet dish has to be Rasmalai :)

Insha-allah next time i will add the recipe for Rasmalai..



Junior Member

Assalamualaykum habibti,

Barak'Allahu Fik for your sweet dish!


I thought its "Sawaeya'n".... please clarify!

WaAliekum Assalam

na'am...sister i agree with you...even i thought it was "Sawaeya'n".... lol

i think people pronouce it differently....but Alhamdulillah!


Abdul Malik

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Asalam alaikum warahmatulahi wabrkatuh,

MASHALLAH, if only we could reach through the screen LOL. Simiyah LOL everyone spells it different but im sure we all pronounce it the same. Especially the mirpuris and that.


Junior Member


In Trinidad we call it sawine. It is the number one delicacy for Eid. Some people put peanut butter to flavor it but I like it plain. Dehydrated fruits are also added like cherries etc. Nice dish, in fact I may just make some right now!!!!

Umm Aysha

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Asalaamu Alaykum

I think brother Abdul Malik is right, everyone spells it different but i think its prononced the same...

Jazakallah Khayr all for replies :)

Nice dish, in fact I may just make some right now!!!!

Brother make sure there is enough for everyone....lol. ;)


Umm Aysha

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Wa alaykum salaam wa rahmatulla,

lol....no worries brother abdul malik, Insha-Allah when i have time during weekend i will post more recipes :)


Abdul Malik

Junior Member
Jazakallah khair

Jazakallah khairain for that its a shame im a hopless cook hehe, cleaning ironing dish washing i can do lol but cooking make duaa lol.


a lonely traveller
Wallahi I dont know how i landed up on this thread..most probably coz its related to food..but the time i saw the pics of SEWAI...I cherished the times I ate when my mom cooked back home. I had it last summer when I was in india. Dont know when next I am going to have again. ANd yeah my fav too rasmalai, gulab jamun, champa puri, the list never ends for me....lol
And if you have not yet tasted SHAHI RABRI...try it once you will try forever
I dont know whether you have heard or not but we have a sweet curd too.. its so tasty
Insha Allah I am never gona leave this food section
I'll be back
ma salam


Aslam O alikum

U know my mother is from kashmir and she cooks that dish superbly. Its real nice. I tried couple of times but its not the same thing.


Umm Aysha

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