Seviyan Kheer | Vermicelli Kheer Recipe

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This mouthwatering sweet dish is one of India’s favourite dishes. It is made with different consistency and an emphasis on different flavours depending on the occasion and religious influence.

Milk and vermicelli and of course, sugar forms the base of this fragrant dish. The changes in these base ingredients will determine how tasty your kheer eventually becomes. Kheer is generally prepared with whole fat milk. Since many people are health conscious these days, people now use low fat milk. It does make for guilt feel indulgence but the taste definitely varies. Similarly, vermicilli is made with different types of grains. The most popular variety used for kheer was originally maida or all purpose flour. Again, health consciousness has pushed people to use whole wheat flour vermicelli. Vermicelli is also made of other healthy flours like Ragi. These can be used if you are specially conscious of your diet or want to make a nutritious snack for children.

For all the love that we have for this dish, vermicelli, incidentally isn’t of Indian origin. The so called ‘noodles’ sees it origins in several countries and no one country can claim it to be their own. In India, vermicelli was introduced through trade with the Arab world.  The Arab technique of frying vermicelli in butter or oil before cooking it with water was called she’reya. That could be the probable origin of the name Sevaiyan.


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Seviyan Kheerni

Golden fried Seviyan are boiled with reduced,sweetened milk to get this super delish Sindhi Dessert. Somewhat similar to Sheer Khurma, but differs in the method
Course Dessert
Cuisine Sindhi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 569 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


Kheer Ingredients

  • 4 cups Full Fat Milk
  • 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Elaichi Pods
  • Fried Cashewnuts to garnish
  • few Saffron strands

Seviyan Ingredients

  • 1 cup Seviyan
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Water or Milk as needed


  1. In a thick bottom pan, bring the milk to a boil.
  2. Take a few tablespoons milk and soak the saffron strands. Keep aside.

  3. Simmer the rest of the milk till it reduces to about 2 ½ cups.

  4. Add the sugar, elaichi pods and Condensed milk.
  5. Shut off the flame and cover.

  6. To Prepare the Seviyan heat a non-stick pan. Add in the ghee and heat.

  7. Toss in the Seviyan. Roast until golden brown.
  8. Add water or milk and cook slightly.

  9. Shut off the flame.
  10. Add the sugar and cover with a heavy lid. The sugar will melt.

  11. Now, add the Seviyan to the ready kheer and bring it to a boil.

  12. Add the saffron milk.

  13. Cover and shut off the flame.

  14. Let stand for about 5 minutes.

  15. The Seviyan will soak the sweetened kheer.

  16. Remove the elaichi pods and garnish with fried cashewnuts.

  17. Serve hot or chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Seviyan Kheerni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 569 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 398mg40%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sevaiyan is an id special which is rich with dry fruits and slightly of a runny consistency. Kheer is slightly think as the milk is put to boil for a while during preparation, reducing it. The dry version of it cooked with nuts and dry fruits is one of the tastiest versions of seviyan. Of these, Jave, the “auspicious” short type of vermicelli is definitely made during Raksha Bandhan. Before you make Sevaiyan, it will be good to think of the type of dish you’ve enjoyed previously. Do you like it thick or a little runny? Do you like it extra sweet? What type of nuts and dry fruits do you want to add to make it rich and tasty. All of these little things will go into customizing your sevaiyan the way you want.

Another thing to consider is if you want to make sevaiyan with sugar, condensed milk or jaggery. Each has a different calorie and nutrition value and will probably dictate your rate of indulgence.

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