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Healthy Sevia Kesari

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Sevia Kesari, an Indian Vermicelli dessert (aka Sukhi Sevia or Eid ki Sevia) is just as delicious as it is easy to make. It is a wonderful twist and healthy alternative to Suji ka Halwa, which uses a lot more ghee. Sevia is a traditional sweet dish prepared in celebration of Eid. So, Eid Mubarak everyone and enjoy!
Ingredients
  Vermicelli 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Clarified butter 1 Teaspoon (Ghee)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cashews 1 Tablespoon (Broken Pieces)
  Golden raisins 1 Tablespoon
  Saffron strands 4 (Kesar)
Directions

MAKING
1 In a wok, melt the ghee on med-high flame.
2 Roast the broken cashew pieces in the ghee till they turn golden.
3 Once golden, remove the cashews from the wok and keep aside.
4 In the same wok, roast the vermicelli, stirring constantly until it turns golden. Be careful not to burn it.
5 When golden, add water and mix.
6 Cover and let it cook, stirring occasionally.
7 When the water has evaporated down to 1/4th of the original, uncover and add sugar.
8 Mix well and add in the kesar, raisins and the fried cashews.
9 Mix till the water totally evaporates and remove from the heat.

SERVING
10 Serve hot in individual dessert dishes.

TIPS
Saffron, cashews and the raisins are all optional. The sevia taste wonderful anyway.
Milk can be substituted for water for a richer taste.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Simmering
Occasion: 
Eid
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vermicelli
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Indian Vermicelli Dessert
Sevia Kesari is a dessert especially prepared for Eid in India. Need not worry about the calories as the chefs are preparing this dessert in minimum fat and its heavenly. Ingredients are easily available in Indian stores and the dish is absolutely easy to make.

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2 Comments

shantihhh's picture
Do you ever use the toasted vermicilli for this? I bought a package and do not know what itrecipe is suited this this type. TIA Shanti/Mary-Anne
veg.foodie's picture
I love kheer, but in small servings... toasted vermicelli uh? i love the soft melt in your mouth vermicelli but even i have never tried toasted ones... one would have to be careful else, they will brown and burn too quickly but yea, i guess, there will be a lovely golden color.