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Monday, September 02, 2013

Cadriyad (Adriyad) / Sweet vermicelli / Sweet semiya kesari

So here comes the third day of this energetic group of Blogging Marathon as  you all know we are having a long marathon this month doing recipes in alphabetical order  A-Z in 4 four themes given by srivalli . Am stunned seeing all our BM groups recipes .. They are  very unique and some i haven't ever heard about . All the members of BM are rocking !! :). So for the 3rd day Letter C , after lots of research i made this simple yet delicious dish from somali even we all  make them . C - Cadriyad  is the recipe i selected under international recipes as theme . This is very very simple and my daughter likes this vermicelli a lot . You can make them in a blink of an eye.

Cadriyad  (Adriyad)  is a traditional Somali dish prepared with vermicelli which is sweetened  with sugar . It is more popular in the northern parts of Somalia where it is served as both  dessert  or as rice toppers . This is nothing but  a sweeten vermicelli as we make them often in India . The somali people serve these sweet vermicelli as an rice topper  that is they make some spicy rice and top these sweet vermicelli to balance the taste. After researching so much for BM i came too know that most the  International recipes are similar to Indian recipes and am glad to make them .

I used Colored Vermicelli ...


1/2 cup Vermicelli ( I used colored vermicilli) 

1 cup Water (if needed u can add more)
3  tbsp Sugar (to taste) 
1/4 tsp  Cardamom (ground) 
2 tsp  Raisin's
1 tsp chopped pistachios / Almonds (optional)
 2 tsp Unsalted butter /Ghee
1 tsp Oil


  • Boil the vermicelli  in 1 - 1 1/2 cups of water in a sauce pan.
  • Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until they are  just tender. Do not make them mushy or over cooked .
  • Drain the vermicelli  in a sieve and rinse under cold water to get rid of the starch. This will make it less sticky.
  • Heat another pan add oil and sugar to it . Give a nice  stir.
  • Add then immediately add vermicelli and stir to coat well.
  • Now a garnish with raisins and nuts .
  • Serve the warm topped with butter as an rice topper.


  • You can make this with any variety vermicelli.
  • You can also add any flavored spice you like for eg cinnamon pd , nutmeg pd.

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  1. Sounds like our vermicelli sweet, but in a new name..Lovely recipe selection Manju.

  2. Love this colored vermicelli dear... It adds interest and makes the dish more attractive.. Super ah irukku indha somali dish.. :)

  3. Beautifully done, have seen colored pasta before, but for the first time seeing colored vermicelli :)

  4. Very attractive colour vermicelli.. Very nice

  5. wow..this sounds more delicious and looks so colorful and inviting...lovely recipe choice Manju...waiting for your other ABC series of recipes :) beautiful presentation !

  6. Wow those semiyas are so colourful and pretty..yes Somali recipes do appear to be more indian than one thinks..this is a keeper recipe for sure!

  7. this name is new for me and very colorful dessert dear...

  8. Colorful and delicious dessert.

  9. Delicious sweet, Love this somali version of vermicelli, I need to look for colored vermicelli in Indian store.

  10. I have never seen colored version. And this is my fav sweet dish. I shall make it tonight for sure. :)

  11. Wow lovely colors , sounds delicious..

  12. Look fantastic and colorful dish

  13. how interesting and I have a container of the colored vermicelli I bought some time ago and I never know what to do with it

    1. Well now you know Mireille :)...Really nice clicks and a sweet recipe to share, Manjula

  14. lovely colorful vermicelli!!! kids would love this just for the color!!

  15. Very interesting recipe, i wonder how u find out these recipes ;) looks so colorful

  16. beautiful colorfull strands of vermicelli, it is pretty much like our sevaiyyan so good to know it is made similarly elsewhere in the world

  17. Delicious and colorful vermicelli look very attractive.

  18. Loved the colourfull one to try it for festivals.

  19. Love that colored semiya so beautiful recipe sounds like our semiya kesari nice one..

  20. This is like our Indian vermicilli. .gosh how the names vary..but very interesting..i love to know different names of the different countries.good one.

  21. This is like our Indian vermicilli. .gosh how the names vary..but very interesting..i love to know different names of the different countries.good one.

  22. Interesting to know the similarities in various cuisines.. Love those colored vermicelli. btw I just realized that you live in NJ, where in NJ do you live?

  23. I have not seen this coloured vermicelli yet. It looks so nice. The dessert looks very much like our kesari....

  24. The coloured vermicelli makes it look so festive. Very pretty pictures too. Interesting to note the similarities with Somali dishes. Very good choice of dish

  25. Yummy & sweet is so colorful..

  26. Such a delicious and colourful Dessert!!

  27. I am trying to get hold of that colorful semiya eversince I saw it during one of the BM. Looks very tempting.

  28. Hi,

    I am very impressed after reading through parts of your blog. With your cooking skills I think you could be interested in this competition I have found. You cook your national dish and then you have the opportunity to win an iPad mini or money. It could also be a good chance for you to let more people know about your blog since you will be shown on their homepage and in a cookbook!Here's the presentation about the competition:
    Here's the presentation about the competition:
    Competition: Win iPad or Money
    And here's their facebook page:
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    I hope you will be win..


  29. This is great, I mean the comment above. I hope you participated and you win.

    As for your recipe it is awesome. I love the colours of the vermicelli and the flavours.

  30. Colorful kesari and love your attractive clicks..


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