Vermicelli Kheer, or Seviyan Kheer as it is known in India, is a special dessert that is made mostly for festivals or celebrations.
By Dassana Amit
Vermicelli kheer or Seviyan Kheer/Payasam as it is known in India, is a special dessert that is made mostly on the occasion of festivals or celebrations. It is a sweet pudding made from milk, vermicelli, spices and dry fruits.
I have added fine whole wheat vermicelli but you can also make these with the slightly thicker version of the vermicelli. The vermicelli is either made from whole wheat flour, all purpose flour or semolina.
An interesting twist in this dessert is the addition of cloves. The cloves did give the kheer a subtle and warm fragrance along with the fragrant aroma of cardamoms.
An aromatic and delicious dessert that can be served either warm or chilled. So the next time you are going to celebrate, then do try this Seviyan Kheer for your dessert. You are surely going to love it.
- 1 or 1.5 cups broken vermicelli
- 500 ml milk
- 3 tbsp sugar - add more or less for your preferred sweetness
- 2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
- 4-5 green cardamom pods
- 3-4 cloves
- 7-8 roasted or fried unsalted almonds, chopped or
- 7-8 roasted or fried unsalted cashew nuts, chopped
- 2 tsp raisins or
- any dry fruits of your choice
- Heat ghee in a pan.
- Fry the cloves and cardamom till the release their aroma in the ghee.
- Now add the vermicelli and fry till they become golden brown.
- Pour the milk and let it come to a boil.
- Add sugar and mix well.
- Lower the flame and let the milk simmer for 5-7 minutes till the vermicelli gets cooked and the milk thickens a little.
- Lastly add chopped almonds or any dry fruits.
- Serve hot, warm or cold.
- If serving chilled, then refrigerate and then serve later.