Nawabi Seviyan [Vermicelli Pudding]

Nawabi Seviyan is a rich and decadent dessert that is perfect for special occasions or when you’re in the mood for something indulgent. This dessert is a combination of roasted vermicelli, creamy custard, and chopped nuts that are layered together to create a delicious and visually stunning dessert. With its roots in the royal kitchens of India, the Nawabi Seviyan is a dessert fit for a king or queen. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make this dessert step-by-step so that you can impress your friends and family with your culinary skills. So let’s get started!


For roasting Seviyan:

  • 300 grams fine vermicelli (Seviyan)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup khoya (mawa)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

For custard:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup custard powder (vanilla flavour)
  • 1 cup condensed milk

Other ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews


How to roast Seviyan:

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a pan and add 300 grams of vermicelli.
  2. Roast the vermicelli on low heat until it turns crunchy and light golden brown.
  3. Turn off the heat, add 1 cup of khoya and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Mix well until everything is well combined. Keep aside.

How to make eggless custard:

  1. In a large bowl, take 4 cups of milk.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of custard powder and 1 cup of condensed milk. Mix well until there are no lumps.
  3. Pour the mixture into a large kadai and cook on low heat.
  4. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and turns creamy. It will thicken more once cooled completely.

How to layer the Nawabi Seviyan:

  1. In a pan, transfer half of the roasted Seviyan and press it down to make it tight.
  2. Pour in the prepared custard, leaving some gap for the Seviyan to be topped up.
  3. Top up with the remaining roasted Seviyan and then sprinkle with roasted nuts (almonds, pistachios, and cashews).
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until the custard sets completely.
  5. Cut the Nawabi Seviyan into pieces and serve chilled.

Enjoy your delicious and creamy Nawabi Seviyan!

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