Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves: 4 Persons


For Sevaiyan / Vermeceilli Kheer

  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 cup seviyan (broken vermicelli or semiya)
  • 1 liter whole milk or 4 cups milk
  • 7 to 8 tablespoons sugar – add more or less for your preferred sweetness

For Flavour and Garnishing

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (ground cardamom)
  • 1 tablespoon almond slivers or almond slices
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cashews – chopped (optional)
  • 4 to 5 dried rose petals – optional
  • 10 to 12 saffron strands – optional
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a heavy kadai or pan. Add 3 cloves. Fry for 2 to 3 seconds. Addition of cloves is optional.
  2. Add the broken seviyan or vermicelli.
  3. Stir and continuously roast seviyan on a low to medium-low heat.
  4. Roast till the seviyan strands turn golden brown.
  5. Reduce the flame to its lowest and slowly pour milk in the pan. Mix very well.
  6. Simmer milk on a low to medium-low heat. Stir occasionally so that the milk or seviyan does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  7. Let the milk come to a boil on a low to medium-low heat. Once the milk comes to a boil, then add 7 to 8 tablespoons of sugar or as per taste. 
  8. Mix very well so that all the sugar dissolves.
  9. Next add 10 to 12 saffron strands. Mix and stir.
  10. Next add 1 tablespoons of sliced almonds and 1 tablespoon chopped cashews. Mix well.
  11. Then add ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.
  12. Also add 4 to 5 dried rose petals. This step is optional. Skip if you do not have dried rose petals. 
  13. Cook the vermicelli kheer mixture for 4 to 5 minutes more till the seviyan gets cooked and the milk thickens. When the seviyan has softened and cooked well, the kheer will also thicken and look creamy.
  14. Switch off heat and then 1 tablespoon of golden raisins. Mix again. Check the taste of semiya kheer and if required you can add some more sugar.
  15. Serve the seviyan kheer hot, warm or chilled. You can garnish with some chopped nuts or dried rose petals while serving.

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