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Vermicelli Kheer

Seviyan Kheer

Seviyan Kheer (aka Vermicelli Kheer) is a sweet milky pudding made with vermicelli, milk and butter (or ghee). It’s an easy popular dessert across India and Pakistan, and is often made at festive occasions like Eid.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani/Indian
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 424kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli broken into pieces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup slivered pistachios
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Slivered pistachios for garnish


  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter.
  • Add the vermicelli and toast it for a few minutes on medium high heat (about 3-4 minutes). The vermicelli will become golden brown and release a nutty aroma.
  • Add the milk and stir. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder, slivered pistachios and sugar.
  • Cook the seviyan kheer for another 15 minutes or so, until the milk thickens. Keep stirring every few minutes. The kheer thickens upon cooling, so keep that in mind while reducing the milk while cooking the kheer.
  • Once the kheer is thickened to your desired consistency (I like mine to be a little on the thin side when taking off the stove, because it will further thicken upon cooling), transfer it to a serving bowl and top with slivered pistachios.
  • Seviyan kheer can be eaten while warm or after it’s been cooled down in the fridge.


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 218IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1mg