Irina’s Dom Shemai

Irina’s Dom Shemai


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About this recipe: Dom Shemai is a dessert often cooked on special religious holidays, such as Eid or Shab-e-Barat. It takes quite a bit of patience to make it as requires a lot of stirring. However, I think it is worth the effort because every spoonful of the shemai is a little piece of heaven :) It can be eaten warm or cold.

BengaliFoodie Dhaka, Bangladesh

Serves: 6 

  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 packet regular Shemai ( cock vermicelli)
  • Water as needed
  • ½ cup grated coconut ( use a grater)

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Heat ghee on a pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sticks and cardamoms.
  2. Break the dry shemai strands into small bits and add to the pan. Fry for 10-15 minutes on low heat.
  3. Add 1.5 cups of water. When bubbles form, sprinkle the sugar as the shemai is being stirred.
  4. In about 5 minutes the sugar will melt. Now add the grated coconut and stir for 2 minutes.


It tastes great when allowed to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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