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Semiyayum Nenthrapazhavum - Vermicelli with Plantains

Course Tea Time
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 400 gm vermicelli
  • 400 ml milk
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar depending on sweetness
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • 2 large plaintains Nentrhrapazham, chopped
  • Fried cashews and raisins in little ghee for garnishing


  • Heat ghee in your 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.
  • Close the lid and cook for one whistle. Leave for 5 minutes on low flame and then switch off. Let the pressure go on its own.
  • Once the pressure is gone, open the pressure cooker, give a nice stir again.
  • Switch on the flame and add in the chopped plantains and leave it for 5-7 minutes on low flame, till the plantain becomes little soft. Add a little water if the vermicelli is too dry.
  • Serve warm with the fried cashews and raisins as garnish.