English: Vermicelli

Semiya refer to an Indian fine wheat noodles. Semiya are a speciality of India which are prepared with durum wheat flour and water. The Indian Semiya is egg free which make it different from then Western egg-laden Vermicelli. Semiya is available at Indian grocery shops and food stores. It is used to make the more than 500 year-old and traditional Indian dish called Semiya Payasam.

In the food context, "semiya" refers to vermicelli or thin noodles made from wheat flour, rice flour, or semolina. It is commonly used in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian cuisine.

Here are some examples of how semiya is used in food:

  1. Semiya upma: A savory Indian breakfast dish made with roasted vermicelli, vegetables, and spices.

  2. Semiya kheer: A sweet dessert made with vermicelli, milk, sugar, and cardamom.

  3. Semiya biryani: A biryani dish made with vermicelli instead of rice.

  4. Semiya payasam: A South Indian dessert made with vermicelli, milk, sugar, and nuts.

  5. Semiya pulao: A pulao dish made with vermicelli, vegetables, and spices.

Other foods that are similar to semiya include:

  1. Rice noodles: Similar to vermicelli, rice noodles are a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine and come in various thicknesses.

  2. Glass noodles: Also known as cellophane noodles or bean thread noodles, these translucent noodles are made from mung bean starch and are commonly used in Chinese, Korean, and Thai cuisine.

  3. Spaghetti: A type of pasta made from wheat flour, spaghetti is long and thin and is commonly used in Italian cuisine.

  4. Ramen noodles: A type of Japanese noodle made from wheat flour, ramen noodles are thin and curly and are usually served in a savory broth with various toppings.

  5. Soba noodles: A type of Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour, soba noodles are thin and have a nutty flavor. They are often served cold with dipping sauce or in a hot broth.

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