Vermicelli Pudding/Sevian Ki Kheer

Indian Muslims eat this sweet treat after moonrise to celebrate the breaking of the Ramadan fast. The pudding is created from vermicelli—long, very thin spaghetti.
  • 4 oz. vermicelli 
  • 1 tbsp. ghee or unsalted butter 
  • 1/4 c. raisins
  • 1/4 c. sliced almonds
  •  21/2 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 c. sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom 
1. Break vermicelli into 3-inch pieces.
2. Heat ghee in heavy saucepan. Add raisins, almonds, and vermicelli pieces. Brown lightly.
3.Add milk and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
4. Reduce heat and simmer vermicelli until soft (about 10 minutes).
5.Stir in sugar and cardamom, remove from heat, and allow to thicken.
6.Serve warm.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

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