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Semiya Nenthrapazhavum (Vermicelli with Plantain)

Rafeeda AR
0 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Kerala
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 2 tbsp ghee
  2. 400 gms vermicelli
  3. 400 ml milk
  4. 400 ml coconut milk
  5. 1/2 cup sugar (depending on sweetness)
  6. A pinch of salt
  7. 2 large plaintains (Nentrhrapazham) chopped
  8. Fried cashews and raisins in a little ghee for garnishing


  1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the vermicelli and roast on low flame for 5 minutes. Add in the milk, coconut milk, cardamom, sugar and salt, give it a nice stir.
  2. Close the lid and cook for 1 whistle. Leave for 5 minutes on a low flame and then turn it off. Let the pressure drop on its own.
  3. Once the pressure is released, open the pressure cooker and give a nice stir.
  4. Turn on the flame and add in the chopped plantains and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes on a low flame, let the plantains become a little soft. Add a little water if the vermicelli is too dry.
  5. Serve warm with the fried cashews and raisins as garnish.

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