Mar 3, 2010

Sevai Kheer

Monday was festival of Holi, the festival of colors.
No Indian festival is complete without sweets. We have some sweet associated with these festivals, typical to have it on those festival and after talking home with family i ended up preparing my customised version of "Savaiya", or "Sevai kheer" to be in-line with them. :o)

Let's collect Ingredients:
1/2 litre full-milk
1/2 cup fine vermicelli, broken
1 tsp. ghee
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. cardamom, crushed
15-20 strands of saffron, crushed in 1 tsp. hot milk ( I didn't put it, as i didn't want colour )
Dryfruits of your choice, handful ( I put thinly slivered almonds, a few cashews, a few raisins )
Let's start cooking :
* Take 2 table spoons ghee and heat it on medium high in a heavy deep pan.
* Add the half cup vermicelli to the ghee and let it roast till it becomes golden brown.
* Keep the flame on low and keep stirring as you roast to roast evenly.
* Once the vermicelli gets brown add the hot milk to it. Take care since the milk may splatter.
* Add sugar and cardamom powder.
* Keep stirring on a medium flame since milk may boil and overflow.
* Add cardamom, saffron and dry fruits. ( I added chopped almonds,cashwes and raisins )
* Reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently so that it doesn't stick at the bottom of the pan.
* Once the milk reaches a desired consistency, remove from the heat.
* Serve hot, garnished with more chopped almonds if desired.
One can also serve it chilled.
Tips :
In Indian cooking, vermicelli ( We call it Sev in west - India ) that we use is a bit different in look and feel than Chinese vermicelli. (Specially in this dish ) So i call it Indian vermicelli.
Kheer is normally more liquid but i made it a bit like pudding with thickness by keeping it on stove for some more time to let milk evaporate and thicken and it was truly yummy... yummm :o)
Don't thicken it much if you intend to eat it chilled.


Jagruti said...

sev kheer ekdam saras lage che...modhama pani avi gayu!!

Lizzy said...

Is it bad that I want to eat this for breakfast lol?

Nostalgia said...

Yum! This looks delicious.

~ Lopa said...

@ Jagruti

Aree you won't believe, i had left-overs and everytime hu fridge kholu hu ek-be spoon khai lau...hehe

~ Lopa said...

@ Lizzy

I guess not, as i also eat it anytime whenever i feel like having it...hehehe, I am trying to watch my calories intake though, but can't help..hehe

~ Lopa said...

@ Nostalgia

Thanks :)
And welcome to my blog, hope to know you more over the period of time :)

Parita said...

Sevai kheer looks so inviting :)

Daisy Blue said...

Looks amazing..feel like taking a spoon from the blog page LOL !!

~ Lopa said...

Thanks parita and Daisy Blue...

Posting this recipe and looking at this pic so often is not helping me any way in watching my calorie intake ...hehhe

Deepa G Joshi said...

mmm sevai kheer ...looks so tempting..

Siddhi S said...

yummm...very tempting kheer...

~ Lopa said...

@ Deepa G Joshi

Thanks Deepa and Welcome to my blog :)

@ Siddhi S

Thanks Siddhi :)

Anonymous said...

Kheer Sevaiya hun regularly khau chhu, arey mast taste lage chhe, banava ni rit hovi joiye toa ea bahu tasty baney, hun thodu alag banavu chhu aney sevaiya thodi jaadi lau chhu jethi ea thodu thickness pakde aney khavama mazza ave.

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