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Curd Semiya (Thayir Semiya) / Yoghurt Vermicelli
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Curd Semiya Recipe | Thayir Semiya Recipe

Curd Semiya, an interesting alternate to our conventional curd rice. Vermicelli is cooked and then mixed with fresh curd along with spices to get delicious and creamy Thayir Semiya (Curd Semiya). Learn here how to make this yummy Curd Semiya with step by step instructions, pictures and video!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian Recipes, South Indian Recipes, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu Recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Sauce Pan
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 1 Cup Vermicelli (Semiya) 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust as needed
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 Cup Curd (Plain Yogurt)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Cashews

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 1 Red Chili
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 1 Pinch Asafoetida (Asafetida / Hing)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Grated


Cooking Vermicelli

  • Heat ghee in a pan, add vermicilli(Semiya) and roast it till it is golden brown color. Take the water in a pan and bring it to boil along with salt.
  • Add semiya and allow the semiya to cook completely and when the semiya is cooked, remove from flame and take it to a strainer to remove the excess water and add 2 cups of cold water and strain it. Adding cold water not only cool the cooked semiya but also it removes the stickiness of the cooked semiya


  • Heat the Ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and take the fried cashews.
  • Heat oil in the pan. Now add mustard seeds, when the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add split urad dal, hing, slit green chilli, red chili, grated ginger and fry till dal turns light brown. Finally add some curry leaves and give a mix. Switch off the flame.

Finish Curd Semiya

  • Add the Yoghurt and the cooked semiya and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves, grated carrot and roasted cashews and serve chilled.  
  • The yummy Curd Semiya(Thayir Semiya) is ready to serve.



Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g