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Vermicelli Kheer
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 371 kcal
  • 1/2 cup Vermicelli (Please refer notes)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee | Clarified butter
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 4 cardamoms
  • pinch saffron
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, sliced almonds or cashews
  • dried rose petals (Optional)
  1. Add ghee or clarified butter to a heavy bottom pan and place on medium heat.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Garnish with coarsely chopped pistachios. If using almonds or cashews, lightly roast it ghee before adding it to the kheer.

Recipe Notes

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.