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Kesari Seviyan (Saffron Sweet Vermicelli)

Kesari Seviyan (Saffron Sweet Vermicelli) is a seviyan without milk. Kesar adds an amazing appearance and  flavor and makes it very different from the regular seviyan . It tastes even better when topped with khoa.


Vermicelli Noodles (Seviyan), preferably thin ones –  3/4 Cup
Water– 1 Cup
Sugar – around 1/2 cup or adjust according to your taste
Green cardamom powder (Chhoti elaichi) – ½ tsp
Raisins (Kishmish), Almonds, Pistachio (Pista) and cashew nuts for garnishing
Khoya – 1/4 cup (optional)
Saffron (Kesar) – 1/4 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp


  • Soak kesar in warm water for 30 minutes.
  • Break seviyan.
  • Heat ghee in a kadhai. Add seviyan and fry until it is slight brown. Constantly stir it to ensure even browning.
  • Add water and kesar kept aside. Stir for few minutes.
  • Add sugar, green cardamom powder and resins.
  • Lower the flame and cook till seviyan become soft and water is completely absorbed.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds,cashew nuts, pista and khoya.

Serves/makes :2

You might want to try Seviyan made up of milk.


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