Milk Seviyan
Milk Seviyan
5 from 9 votes
Embrace the sublime sweetness of milk seviyan, an enchanting culinary delight with an exotic heritage. Combining simplicity and depth of flavour, this recipe promises a soulful gastronomic adventure right in your kitchen. 
Milk Seviyan

Milk Seviyan, a delightful dessert originating from South Asia, offers a comforting blend of vermicelli, milk, and sugar, with a hint of buttery richness.

This recipe, though simple, holds a special place in many households, often enjoyed during festivals, celebrations, or as a sweet treat on any ordinary day.

The origins of Milk Seviyan trace back to the rich culinary traditions of the Indian subcontinent, where it has been cherished for generations.

Despite its humble ingredients, its taste is anything but ordinary, offering a creamy texture and a satisfying sweetness that delights the taste buds.

While Milk Seviyan may seem daunting to beginners, fear not! Its preparation is straightforward, requiring only a handful of ingredients and a bit of patience.

Expert Tip: For a creamier texture, you can use full-fat milk or add a splash of cream towards the end of cooking. This enhances the richness of the dessert and adds a luxurious mouthfeel.


Vermicelli Seviyan: Vermicelli, also known as seviyan, serves as the star ingredient of this recipe. These thin noodles add a delightful texture to the dish, soaking up the creamy milk and sugar mixture. Vermicelli is the perfect base for Milk Seviyan, providing a satisfying bite in every spoonful.

Milk: Milk forms the creamy foundation of this dessert, contributing to its rich and indulgent taste. It not only adds a smooth texture but also infuses the dish with a subtle sweetness. The slow simmering of milk allows it to thicken, creating a luscious consistency that coats the vermicelli beautifully.

Sugar: Sugar sweetens the Milk Seviyan, balancing the flavors and enhancing its overall taste. As it dissolves into the milk, it creates a delectable syrup that envelops the vermicelli, transforming it into a heavenly dessert. Adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference, whether you prefer a hint of sweetness or a more pronounced sugary flavor.

Butter: Butter adds a touch of richness and depth to the Milk Seviyan, infusing it with a subtle buttery flavor. When melted, it coats the vermicelli, allowing it to brown evenly and develop a delicious nutty aroma. The butter also prevents the vermicelli from sticking to the pan, ensuring a smooth cooking process.

Expert Tip: Adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference for sweetness. Taste the Milk Seviyan as it simmers and add more sugar if desired.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve warm Milk Seviyan in individual bowls, garnished with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios or almonds for added texture and flavor.
  • Pair Milk Seviyan with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful contrast of hot and cold, creamy and icy textures.
  • Enjoy Milk Seviyan as a standalone dessert or alongside traditional South Asian sweets such as Gulab Jamun or Jalebi for a decadent feast.

Expert Tip: Be attentive while browning the vermicelli in butter. Stir continuously to prevent burning and ensure even browning for a rich, nutty flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of vermicelli for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any variety of vermicelli available, whether it’s thin or thick. However, thin vermicelli is traditionally used for Milk Seviyan as it cooks quickly and evenly.

Can I use alternative sweeteners instead of sugar?

Yes, you can substitute sugar with alternative sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or jaggery for a different flavor profile. Adjust the quantity according to your taste preferences.

Can I make Milk Seviyan ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare Milk Seviyan ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Simply reheat it gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Is Milk Seviyan difficult to make?

Creating Milk Seviyan is relatively simple, requiring just a few basic ingredients and straightforward steps. With a little patience and attention to detail, even beginners can master this recipe and enjoy a delicious homemade dessert.

Is it necessary to garnish Milk Seviyan with nuts?

Garnishing Milk Seviyan with chopped pistachios or almonds adds a delightful crunch and flavor to the dessert, but it’s not necessary. Feel free to omit the nuts or substitute them with other toppings such as shredded coconut or raisins, according to your taste.

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Milk Seviyan

Milk Seviyan

by Nabeela Kauser
Embrace the sublime sweetness of milk seviyan, an enchanting culinary delight with an exotic heritage. Combining simplicity and depth of flavour, this recipe promises a soulful gastronomic adventure right in your kitchen. 
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 312 kcal



  • In a saucepan add the butter and allow it to melt completely on low heat
  • When the butter has completely melted add the vermicelli and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously to keep it from sticking, until it browns
  • Once the vermicelli has browned slowly add the milk, stirring as you add, and allow it to come to a gentle boil
  • Once it has browned add the sugar then mix before reducing the heat and allowing it to simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened to your personal preference
  • Garnish with pistachios or almonds and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 160mgPotassium: 395mgFibre: 0.4gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin D: 3µgCalcium: 322mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Cooking, Dessert, Eid, Food, Milk, Ramadan, Recipe, Seviyan
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