Whenever I want to have something different and exotic for lunch, I think about Semita Bagala Bath (Thayir semiya), as it is a complete meal which can be prepared with minimal effort. I generally follow my mom’s recipe for Semiya Bagala Bath. My sis and I are big fans of this dish, and Hubby joined the club after marriage. This is prepared similar to Curd Rice that is kept at buffets. Instead of adding Curd alone, Amma adds milk, curd approximately half the qty of milk and keeps it refrigrated. Ater 3 hours, it tastes amazing. This dish can be prepared for any party. I am sure this would be a table winner dish!
Semiya Bagala Bath
Preparation Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Standing Time : 3 hrs | Serves: 2
Recipe Category: Entree
Semiya (Vermicelli) -1 cup
Milk – 1 cup
Curd /Yogurt- 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 spring
Green chillies – 1
Ghee / Oil – 1 tsp
Raisin – 2 tbsp
Cashews – 10
Sugar – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Pomogranate seeds – 1/4 cup
Grapes – Handful
Salt – to taste
- Add 1/2 tsp of ghee to the pan. When the ghee is hot, add cashews. when the cashews are half cooked, add raisins and cook till cashew are golden brown. Switch off and transfer to the plate. Without adding Ghee/oil, roast the semiya in the same pan for a minute (I used roasted semiya, but roasted again for the ghee fragrance). Transfer to a plate.
- Add some more ghee to the pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chilli. When it splutters, add 1 cup of water, salt and sugar. When water starts boiling, add the semiya. When semiya is half cooked, add milk and cook till semiya becomes soft. If required, add some more water/milk. Switch off, and when the semiya comes to room temperature, add curd and mix well
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. When you are about to eat, take it out of the refrigerator and add cashew, raisins, grapes and pomegranate. It might be a bit thick, coming straight out of the refrigerator. Add little milk/water in that case (I added some milk)
- You can add urad dal while tempering
- Grated Carrots and coriander leaves can also be used for garnish
- Instead of adding milk, you can add curd fully
- The dish can also be served without refrigerating
Tagged: bagala, Baghala, bath, curd, Recipe, rie, s, Samiya, semiya, thayir, variety, Vermicelli, vermicilli
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Yummy! Thanks for linking it to Healthy Diet event!
Happy to be a part of your event Beulah:)
I was totally lost, now I see it’s vermicelli. What is curd exactly and where do I find it??
Liz, Curd is yogurt. Thanks for asking, I have updated ingridients:)
Never made semiyan this way! This looks delicious 🙂
Thanks Garima:) Do try preparing semiya this way and I am sure you will enjoy it
Lovely recipe looks yummy !
I’ve never heard of this dish before, but it looks so comforting like my favourite kheer! Glad I found your blog today, looking forward to checking out some recipes.
Thanks for visiting my blog Raj:) You have a amazing blog, looking forward for your future recipes. Yes with nuts and fruits semiya Bagala bath looks like kheer but its a complete meal:)
I’ve never tried it before, but it looks great! 🙂
Thanks:) Do try and let me know
A very different dish – looks lovely with that pomegranate topping !
Wow vidya, sounds different and interesting. Looks yummy tooooo. ….
Never had this before. Have to try with vegan yogurt
Try Vegan version Charanya, and I could love to hear how it turned:)
Vidya, it looks very nice!
Super Delicious Vidya, mouth watering 🙂
Yours look so delicious 🙂 It is definitely a table winner dish!!
Thanks Aiswarya: )
Never had it 🙂 should try with vegan yogurt