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Semiya Bagala Bath

Rich and tasty curd semiya
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3


  • Semiya Vermicelli -1 cup
  • Warm Milk - 2 cups + extra if needed
  • Fresh Curd /Yogurt- 3/4 cup + extra if needed
  • Sour cream / hung curd - 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring
  • Ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilies - 2 deseeded
  • Water - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp optional
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ghee / Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Raisin - 1 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp
  • Cashews - 10
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Dates - 3 chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds - As required
  • Grapes - Handful


  • Add 1 tbsp of ghee to the pan. When the ghee is hot, add cashews. when the cashews start changing color, add raisins and cook till cashew are golden brown. Switch off and transfer to the plate
  • In the same pan add mustard seeds and let them splutter
  • Furthermore, add curry leaves and green chili; roast
  • Add water, salt, sugar, and ginger powder; mix well and boil
  • Once when water boils well, add the semiya. Let all the water gets absorbed by the time Semiya is 3/4th cooked
  • Add 1 cup of milk and cook. Milk boils well and comes together
  • Furthermore, add one more cup of milk and cook till semiya becomes soft and the mixture comes together
  • If required, add some more water/milk. Switch off, and let it cool down completely
  • Once semiya comes to room temperature, add sour cream, curd and  mix well
  • Add honey, roasted cashew, and raisins and mix everything mix. Our semiya bagala bath is ready
  • Add chopped dates, pomegranate, and grapes before serving


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  1. You can add urad dal while tempering
  2.  Grated Carrots and coriander leaves can also be used for garnish
  3.  Instead of adding milk, you can cook in water and add curd after Semiya comes to room temperature 
  4. The dish can also be served without refrigerating
  5. If it consumed after a longtime curd semiya might become thick. Add curd/water/ milk accordingly
  6. I have used roasted semiya, so I have not roasted it again. If you are using regular Semiya roast and add
  7. Use ginger while tempering if you don't have ginger powder
  8.  Always use soft dates. if dates are hard microwave for a minute and use
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