Sewai Recipe | Sevai Kheer | Vermicelli Dessert Recipe

sewai recipe

Are you in a festive mode and looking for some sweet dessert recipes? Well, this Sewai recipe is an exquisite Nepali dessert that you can easily prepare with simple ingredients. This recipe is popular in south Asian countries by other names: Sevai or Seviyan.

This Sevai recipe will teach you how to make a delicious dessert with roasted vermicelli, milk, and other ingredients (revealed in this recipe); during your festivals or any parties where you need a dessert. With mixed nuts, you can take this dessert to the next level.


Whole milk – 3 cups

Ghee – 2 tbsp 

Dry nuts (cashew, almond, pistachio) – 1/2 cup

Condensed milk – 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Roasted vermicelli – 1 cup

Saffron – 1/4 tsp


  1. On medium heat, pour 1 tbsp ghee to fry dry nuts for 2 mins, and set it aside.
  2. Fry roasted vermicelli on 1 tbsp ghee for a couple of mins and set it aside.
  3. On high heat, boil milk. Keep stirring and make sure the milk does not stick to the bottom. As the milk boils, add earlier fried roasted vermicelli. Keep stirring.
  4. Keep boiling until the milk is thick. Secret Step, reduce to 3/4.
  5. Add cardamom powder, and condensed milk, followed by saffron. Do not forget to keep stirring.
  6. Add earlier fried dry nuts and reduce the heat to low.
  7. Keep stirring for a minute more and Sewai is ready.
  8. Serve and enjoy Sewai (Sevai or Seviyan)! It can be enjoyed either warm or cold.
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