Meethi Seviyan without Milk | Dry Sweet Vermicelli | Meethi Sewai Recipe

Meethi Seviyan without Milk
Meethi Seviyan also known as Sweet Vermicelli is a must during festival time at my place. It is a delicious Indian recipe served as a desert. This is popular dish at my home can be served as a sweet after lunch or dinner, sometimes I didn't wait for any occasion will make it to fulfilled my sweet cravings. 🙈😍😍

This is rich and easy sweet recipe which can be made in few ingredients which is available in my kitchen most of the times. This is dry version of meethi seviyan, you can add milk in replace of water, me and my husband liked both one. 
Sweet Vermicelli

It is just as delicious as it is easy to make. They taste so delectable that you’ll fall in love with this dessert. In this recipe, I have used roasted thin seviyan/vermicelli for the pudding, plus I fried it again just to ensure even browning, which gives it a nice aroma, golden color and its signature taste.

What is Meethi Seviyan?

Sweet Vermicelli is a scrumptious, yummy and rich pudding that is completely delighted in India and Pakistan. In North India, UP this pudding is known as meethi sevai and is very popular in awadhi cuisine too.

Pakistani version includes some whole spices such as clove and cinnamon, khoya, coconut and kewra water. That is called Savaiyo ka Muzzaffar. It is mainly prepared on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr which is otherwise known as Meethi Eid.
Meethi Sevai

Can I make vegan Seviyan/Sewai?

Truly, you can. Instead of ghee, you can use any oil eg coconut oil.

Can I use milk instead of water?

Yes, you can. I have the recipe of sweet vermicelli with milk too, you can check it that for milk version.

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 pudding is made up with roasted vermicelli.
Dry Sweet Vermicelli Recipe

So for this pudding, seviyan were first roasted in ghee and then cooked in sugar syrup. Ohh yummm. How easy, isn't it?

It is popular sweet dish made in Northers parts of India on major occasions such as Karwa Chauth, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi or any pooja at home, get together and so on. 

It's an quick and easy recipe made with few ingredients what else we want during pooja time. I made this recipe during my recently gangesh chaturthi celebration for god prasad(bhog). 

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!

You can even try other famous festival sweet recipes

Meethi Sewai Recipe

This covid year 2020 is tough time for everyone, we try to avoid to go outside, no meeting with any friends, avoid outside food too. So when this Ganesh chaturthi will come during this time, I have decided not to take ganesh murti from outside(market) and will make it at home through DIY Clay. So made this very small and cute DIY ganesh bappa and do all pooja, on 5th day we do visarjan at our home in a small plant.

Homemade DIY Ganpati Bappa

Let's see how to make meethi seviyan without milk recipe with step by step photos

Course : Dessert/Sweets
Cuisine : Indian
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Total Time : 15 minutes
Servings : 4 persons
Author : Jolly Makkar

[US measurement - 1 cup =240 ml] [UK measurements - 1 cup = 100 grams]

Ingredients :

Broken Roasted Seviyan/Vermicelli - 1 cup 
Desi Ghee/ Clarified butter - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup or 3/4 cup less according to your family taste
Water - 3 cups

Dry Fruits (washed and and soaked in water)

Raisin - 1 tbsp 
Almonds- 2 tbsp

Equipment Used :


Preparation Method :

1. Making Sugar Syrup -- Add 1 cup of sugar and along with 3 cups of water and bringing it to boil on high flame until the sugar is completely melted.

2. Melt the desi ghee in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat. Add vermicelli and stir fry until golden brown this should take about 1-2 minutes.

3. Add the sugar syrup in a roasted vermicelli constantly stirring slowly see that no lumps are formed.

4. Add the soaked raisins and chopped almonds and keep stirring for a minutes in a medium flame. Keep on stirring often till the whole mixture starts thickening and starts to leave the edge of the kadai or pan.

6. Switch off the flame. Your Meethi Seviyan is ready.

 7. Serve Meethi Seviyan warm, hot or cold....
meethi sewai recipe in Hindi

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  1. I love this traditional sweet meeting sevaiyaan. What a beautiful colour and easy to make too when we have a surprise guests.

  2. One of my used to make it and bring for us in my previous work place.. your post brought back those memories.. I love these and somehow never made it at home as we loved what she made for us.. your recipe sounds so easy and delicious that I am tempted to try soon..

  3. This is a totally new way for me to make seviyan. Usually either I prepare it with milk or the more simpler Gujarati style of boiling the sev and then adding sugar and ghee. This meethi seviyan looks very tempting..I'm now craving for some.

  4. Jolly I think you need to invite me for the royal treat 😁😁😁 meethi sevainyan cooked perfectly.

  5. I have never tasted this one, quite new to me. I must make this sometime, looks delicious Jolly.

  6. Many a times I am short of milk and vermicelli comes up for preparing. This recipe is equally delicious and made with more an ease.

  7. I never use milk in making sevai like you have mentioned. They have turned out perfect and look so delicious.
    Live these with fried masala potatoes.

  8. This is very interesting. I have always made sweet vermicelli with milk, the one without it would surely make the vermicelli and the spices shine. Must try...

  9. What a perfect dessert to make without milk. My husband is lactose-intolerant and this will be great to make for him. Thank you for this lovely recipe.

  10. Interesting and delicious dish with vermicelli. This is a great way to make some sweet when short of milk.

  11. Interesting preparation! Making a sugar syrup and then adding to vermicelli makes this sweet so unique. Need to ttry it next time I make seviyan without milk.

  12. Even we make without dairy. My kids all time favorite dessert. This looks delicious and perfect-to celebrate any day.

  13. I make it without milk as well and love this. We call it semiya kesari and it is one of my favorite. Your recipe reminds me of my mother's recipe.

  14. We too make it without milk and it's such a yummy dessert to whip up in no time. We call it semiya kesari and it is one of my favourite desserts. Your meethi seviyan looks super tempting!!

  15. We too make and posted this recipe not long ago on our blog, such an easy and irresistible mithai that comes together in no time with just a basic ingredients.

  16. Meethi seviyan are my favorite but I have never tried making them without milk. This sounds like a wonderful idea to make them dry without milk.

  17. Meethi seviyan looks very yumm! Making it without milk is a great option for vegans and people with diary allergy! Such a classic dessert! Looks delish!

  18. Meethi seviyan looks very yumm! Making it without milk is a great option for vegans and people with diary allergy! Such a classic dessert! Looks delish!