Seviyon Ka Meetha

Seviyan Ka Meetha is an another lip-smacking dessert with fine vermicelli as the main ingredient. A drier version of Sheer Qurma, the delectable traditional sweet dish without which no Eid is complete for Hyderabadis. Infact I can easily say that Seviyan ka Meetha is much more enjoyed than Sheer Qurma in my house.

In Hyderabad, there are shops that even sell special hand made vermicelli or semia or seviyan or sewayya. These can be found in shops much more easily during the month of Ramadan. I have to make do with whatever brand of vermicelli I can get from shops here. Usually my MIL gets many packets of vermicelli during her visits to our place from Saudi Arabia as she is well aware of the fact of our love for this dessert. So as the supply for vermicelli has recently been restocked in my pantry, these days I have been preparing it very often.

This dessert is good for those moments when you have unexpected guests, as it is super quick to whip up and is a dessert most loved and enjoyed, one of my favorites. I am sure your guests will be impressed too inshallah.

Seviyan Ka Meetha – Vermicelli Dessert
Serves: 6


Ghee – 1/2 tsp
Canola oil – 3 tbsp
Dry fruits and Nuts – any, your choice; I added: almonds, pistachios, raisins – about 1/3 cup
Fine Vermicelli/Seviyan – 200 gms
Milk – 2 cups
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Granulated Sugar – 1 cup (add more 1/4 cup if you have a sweet tooth)


1. Gently crush the seviyan into pieces about 2 inch long (that is not too fine) with your hands while still in the packaging.
2. In a wide saucepan at medium heat add ghee+oil and and as soon as it warm, add the dry fruits and nuts. Fry them all together for a minute and remove into a cup. Keep aside.
3. In the remaining oil+ghee, add the crushed seviyan and roast in the oil while stirring continously until the seviyan are a chestnut color. Now add the milk and cardamom powder and let it cook for 2-4 minutes. As the seviyan absorb the milk, add the sugar. Once sugar melts, add the fried dry fruits and nuts and mix the seviyan gently. Cook for 2-4 minutes and remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature. Once cool, chill in the refrigerator. Serve.

Sending this dessert to the #IndianFoodPalooza event going on at Indian Simmer.

Welcome to my Etsy Shop:

As you all might have noticed, I have very recently embarked on a new venture to quench my thirst for sewing crafts. Please click on the logo below to visit my online shop:

I have named my online Etsy shop “Omee’s Boutique”. It is still very new and inshallah I plan to make more items as my little baby will allow me to. Please visit my online etsy shop and and I hope you will support my endeavor.

JazakAllah Khair.


Enter your email address to receive recipes via email: You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

14 Responses to “Seviyon Ka Meetha”

  1. Hi Mona,are these roasted seviyan ? Or normal seviyan ….and I want to ask which brand is nice for sheer karma and this meetha. I live in Chicago.pls lemmi know…InshaAllah will try your recipe:) thanx

    Rida, these are plain seviyan which I have roasted in ghee and oil. You can even buy roasted seviyan for this dessert. I use any Indian or Pakistani brands that I can get my hands on.

  2. i have spotted those special semiya u said in hyderabad.. dint know what to make with it until now, thanks!

  3. Hey Mona, Your version also looks very good, its comparitively rich because of milk!!! I shud soon try this!

  4. Absolutely droolworthy Dessert Dear. Nice I have found ur space.

  5. This is absolutely an all time favorite dessert at my home. It brought back a lot of memories. Thank you!

  6. Seviyan look delicious Mona, gud luck with your business too 🙂

  7. I loveee seviyan!! I only eat them twice a year on Eid, miss them so much!

  8. Congrats on ur baby 🙂 and on ur new venture and all the very best.
    I love the look of ur blog ,very neat.

  9. You are so talented mashAllah!! Am a big fan of your website and now impressed by your sewing skills. Very inspiring to see another mom doing so many amazing things.

  10. Hi Mona,

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog. Trust you are doing good and congratulations on your newborn! I checked your store and its lovely.

    I love any sweet dish with Seviya, simply yummy!

  11. I could have this anytime 🙂
    I like your etsy shop maashallah

  12. wow…absolutely yummy with tempting presentation
    new to your space..lovely space you have..
    very interesting posts
    happy following you..:)
    do stop by mine sometime
    Tasty Appetite

  13. Assalamualikum Mona ….I have a query since long…but thought to ask you after I saw the Lagan ka murg recipe….I have the same Lagan in two different sizes….I always make my biryani marination in that ..I was wondering can I dum my biryani in an oven in this Lagan ….please answer this for me…if yes at what temp for how long do you think I should keep it ….JazakAllah qair 🙂 … your website made aloo methi gosht yesterday hubby loved it :))) thanx

    WaAlaiKumAsSalaam Rida, you can use the lagan to make biryani on dum in the oven. You should follow the same time instructions, but please do keep a check, as the size of the oven and the heat varies.

  14. […] speak quietly and cheerfully, as if they’re too happy but shy to show it. We eat our big bowls of Seviyan Ka Meetha  under the watchful eyes of the 83 years-old grandmother who prepared it. Plates of dried fruits […]

Leave a Reply

Comments Policy