Vermicelli Pudding | How to make Sevai ki Kheer | Seviyan Kheer Recipe

Vermicelli Pudding
Seviyan kheer or Vermicelli Pudding is a typical Indian sweet dish which is made in North India as well as in South India on major occasions such as Karwa Chauth, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi or any pooja at home, get together and so on. 

Seviyan Kheer also known as vermicelli pudding, sevai ki kheer or semiya kheer is a delicious Indian dessert made using vermicelli and milk.

In North-India it's called kheer and In South-India it's called Payasam. It is made by using milk and vermicelli flavored with cardamom and loaded with dry fruits.

At my home everyone loved meetha, & they have big sweet tooth😍 including me..I love desi Indian sweets so much, so usually make at home on an easy way.
how to make seviyan kheer

So whenever I have no time left to make a sweet treat, I can rapidly prepare this vermicelli kheer recipe this one or sometimes dried meethi seviyan . For this recipe, you can likewise substitute Seviyan with Sabudana(sago) to make it..

MY MIL prepared custard vermicelli kheer for the bhog of ganpati bappa 🙏 thats also very easy, kheer will prepared in a same way as this recipe is & the addition of custard powder mixing in milk added few minutes when kheer is going to be the custard powder can easily mixed up with kheer. Garnish with tutti frutti!!

What is Seviyan ? 

Seviyan or Vermicelli is known as Jave in North India especially in UP and it is prepared in sweet and savory form. In Earlier days, Jave were homemade and handmade by ladies in an traditional way, during winter time. 

So for this kheer, seviyan were first roasted in ghee and then cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar. How easy, isn't it?

How to make Homemade Seviyan in earlier days?

All ladies were sitting outside of the house for making those jave with their hands, make a large large batches in few days. I remember when we were small kids, our dadi(granny) also make jave at home, after finishing their daily routine work, they sit with their friends, outside the home..they make jave, kept in a big thali or muslin cloth & kept it under sunlight for drying..

While making the jave, ladies were on full on gupshup mode (kuch idhar ki or kuch udhar ki 😀😀) eating snacks or drinks also going on during that time. That's my personal experience😅 and that was a great memories which never fades. I think those are the best moments of life 💜💜
seviyan kheer

Now a days, Vermicelli are easily available in markets both roasted or without roasted.  We usually pick roasted one for both sweet and savory snacks. This kheer is made up with roasted vermicelli.

Difference Between Seviya Kheer and Sheer Khurma

Vermicelli or Seviya Kheer is very similar to the Sheer Khurma that is famously made during EID festival, yet Sheer Khurma is more extravagant than the kheer because of the addition of dates and loaded with nuts.
vermicelli pudding recipe
All milk-based kheer is done in the same way. Simmer and cook the ingredients (rice, vermicelli, sago) in milk. Then add the sweetener and finally garnish, it with nuts.  A simple dish that is out of the world SCRUMPTIOUS!

Vermicelli pudding is a dessert that is a must on all special occasions. It is very easy recipe and made with minimum ingredients and it's definitely worth to try!

vermicelli kheer recipe

Let's see how to make sevai ki kheer recipe with step by step photos

Course : Dessert/Sweets
Cuisine : Indian
Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 25 minutes
Servings : 4 people
Author : Jolly Makkar

[1 cup =240 ml]

Ingredients :

Broken Roasted Seviyan/Vermicelli - 1 cup 
Full cream milk -1 litre
Desi Ghee/ Clarified butter - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Raisin - 1 tbsp 
Cardamom Pods(seeds and skin)/ Cardamom powder - 4 pods/ 1 tsp 
Saffron threads -  8 to 10 thread
Chopped Dry Fruits (Almonds, Cashew ) - 2-3 tbsp 

Preparation Method :

1.  Heat ghee in a deep pan. Add broken seviyan and roast it for 2-3 minutes on low flame.

2. Add chopped dry fruits, raisin and roast it again on low flame for 2 minutes.
fry the vermicelli with nuts

3.  Add milk, stir it continuously till milk bring it to boil.add milk into fried vermicelli

4.  Add sugar, again boil it till seviyan cooks properly and milk mixture becomes thicker.
adding sugar and cook it

5.  Add cardamom pods (seeds as well its skin also) that gives natural flavour to dish or you can use the cardamom powder too, few threads of saffron and mix it well, cook it for 1-2 minutesadding cardamom and saffron

6. Scrap all cream from the sides in between. Check weather the vermicelli is cooked or not, if it yes then switch off the fame, if not then cook for few minutes.
check vermicelli cooked or not

7. Seviyan Kheer or Vermicelli Kheer is ready for serve. Serve it cold or hot as per your choice.It's tasty more when its cold.
sevai kheer

  •  Always roast seviyan on low flame to avoid burning.
  •  Adjust milk quantity for thicker or thinner kheer consistency as per your choice.
  •  Use full fat milk to make the kheer for best results.
  •  You can skip adding saffron if you wish to.
  •  When it is cooked, checked using your finger it is easily mashed or not
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  1. You have mentioned every minute details.
    Thank You so much for sharing.
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  2. Semiya payasam looks delicious, Jolly.. This is one of my favourite too. Loved reading about your personal experience on making jave😊Totally enjoyed reading it. .

  3. Looks delicious very well explained love your photography
    nice preparation.
    Jolly I am not a dessert lover but your sevain payas looks superb.

  4. Sevai looks so inviting and delicious.. love have a chilled bowl of this in summers. loved how you have explained very nicely.a wonderful post for the beginners.. Beautiful pics too!!

  5. Seviyan looks so inviting. With roasted vermicelli now available in India, making this delicious dessert is so easy. I remember, my grandmother making the sev at home as many years ago ready made sev was not available in Kenya. Its not easy but as as your said the task became lighter as women would get together, talk and roll them out.

  6. I love Semiya Kheer and this looks absolutely delicious and tempting. So beautifully explained.Enjoyed reading your personal experience.

  7. Very well made kheer. Desi desserts are always so delectable. When we were kids we used to wait for Eid to relish this sevaiyyan kheer that came from our friends place.

  8. this is my favorite dessert, its easy and comes out great every time, i used evaporated milk to fasten the process

  9. The most eternal fav kheer or can be prepared very easily and tastes absolutely delicious when the semia is roasted to perfection and cooked in milk with all the flavors of kesar and cardamom powder

  10. Love your vermicelli pudding which I can eat hot or cold. It's one of those desserts you can make anytime.

  11. Lovely vermicelli pudding. We call it as payasam here, it is one of the essentials during festivals.

  12. Beautifully made payasa. Vermicille one is ky favorite! Looking at your pics and recipe I am tempted to make some right now. 👌👌

  13. Looks so delicious and you have explained it in so much detail that any novice cook can nail it!!
    I am such a dessert lover the microwave version of this is my to go dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth at odd times!

  14. One of my favorite kheers and something which i make often at home! It is much favorite with kids too, mine call it noodles payasam! Looks rich, creamy and delectable!!!