The Sevai kheer, also known as vermicelli kheer is a variety of Indian pudding which is super easy and delicious. If you ever want to come up with a quick dessert with a traditional touch, then this is it.
Add ghee or clarified butter to a heavy bottom pan and place on medium heat.
Break the vermicelli into small pieces and measure. Put it in the pan and roast it for about a minute or until it gets roasted and is light brown. (If needed turn the heat to low so that the vermicelli doesn't burn.
Pour warm milk and give it a mix. Now add sugar + powdered cardamom + saffron. Once the liquid simmers, turn the heat to medium-low and let it simmer till the vermicelli cooks and the milk thickens which takes about 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with coarsely chopped pistachios. If using almonds or cashews, lightly roast it ghee before adding it to the kheer.
I used the thicker kind for this recipe. If using the finer variety, use 3/4 cup of vermicelli.
Use whole milk or 2 % milk for this recipe. Try not to use low-fat milk.