The perfect Vermicelli Dessert by Hasina’s Homemade

Also known as Shemai or Sevian, this recipe takes me back to my childhood during Ramadan. Always served as a treat over the weekend to sweeten our palettes. This has always been a favourite in my house, use my recipe and it will be a favourite in yours too.  



  • 350mls Kettle boiled hot water 
  • 4tbs Sugar 
  • 4 Cloves
  • 4 Cardamoms
  • 4 Bay leaves  
  • 6cm Cinnamon stick
  • 4tbs Ghee
  • 1 Packet of Vermicelli 
  • 170g Evaporated milk
  • 600mls of Single cream 
  • Chopped pistachio and edible rose buds for garnish 

Place all the syrup ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, let it simmer for 10 mins on medium heat.  Leave aside. 

Melt the ghee in a pot and add the vermicelli. Cook the vermicelli until dark brown. 

Add the evaporated milk, stir continuously for 2 mins on medium heat  

Include the single cream, mix for 1 min on high heat. 

Serve up garnishing with crushed pistachios and edible rose buds.

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