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Curd Semiya | Thayir Semiya

Curd Semiya
Vermicelli is a kind of pasta used extensively in India. It is known as Semiya in Tamil. Lot of recipes are prepared using semiya in South India. I have already posted Semiya payasam, semiya upma and green peas semiya. Thayir Semiya is a South Indian Breakfast / tiffin recipe. Thayir means curd/ yogurt in tamil.  It is a feast for curd lovers. We can eat this curd semiya with lemon or mango pickle. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Curd Semiya.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins 
Ready In: 15 mins 
Yields: 2 Servings

Curd Semiya

Roasted Vermicelli1 Cup
Curd / Yogurt1/2 Cup
Oil2 tsp
Mustard1/4 tsp
Red Chilly1
Channa dal1/2 tsp
Urad dal1/2 tsp
Green Chillies2
Curry leaves4
Ginger finely chopped1 tsp
Onions chopped  lengthwise           1/2 cup
Coriander Leaves2 stalks
Roasted CashewsFor Garnishing

  • Heat 2 cups of water in a Kadai /pan. When water boils, add semiya. Allow it to cook till all the water is drained. Remove from stove and allow it to cool.
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  • Add curd/yogurt and salt to cooked semiya.
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  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal. Fry till channa dhal turns golden colour.Add chopped onions,Green chillies, Ginger and curry leaves. Fry till onions turn translucent.
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  • Add the seasoned items, coriander leaves and roasted cashews to semiya.
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Adjust green chillies to your taste.
If you are planning to prepare this curd semiya for lunchbox, then skip adding onions and add 1/4 cup milk.
Add yogurt/curd only after semiya cools down.
Thayir semiya can also be served chill. Refrigerate for 2 hours to serve chill.
Adding cashews is optional.


  1. This is something new to me :) Looks gud !!

  2. lovely way to prepare semiya..wonderfully presented too

  3. One of my fav dish...love to eat it for breakfast

  4. thanks for sharing ,i wanted to know how this is made,never tasted this,would love to have.

  5. Just simply inviting which is one of those I can't resist.

  6. this one is my fav too :) looks very delicious and tempting me :)

  7. Wow...I only use to make upma...now I know to make another delicious semya recipe....thanks...

  8. My favorite, very very yummy and filling...


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