Shevayachi Kheer is a very simple and easy to make Maharashtrian/Goan delicacy. It’s generally made with the combination of Vermicelli noodles and full fat milk.
It is also known as Sheer Khurma, Seviya Kheer, Dudh Shemai and Semiya Payasam in different languages and regions of India.
For those who don’t know, Shevayachi Kheer roughly translates to Kheer made of Shevaya i.e. Vermicelli.
In most Hindu communities, it’s prepared as Prasad/Prasadam during auspicious festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and Vrat fasts. Muslim communities also savour Sheer Khurma during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid celebrations. It’s truly a symbol of unity in our diverse culture.
I like this Vermicelli kheer very much! And I always try to find a reason so that I can quickly make this delicious dish for everyone.
Now, I want to share its recipe with you all. Do check out the following preparation instructions and try making it at your home.
Let’s begin with the recipe!
Total Time – 20 minutes
- Vermicelli – 1 cup
- Milk – 1/2 litre
- Sugar – 5-6 tablespoon or as per taste
- Cashew Nuts – 4-5, cut into halves
- Pistachios – 4-5 nos., sliced into thin pieces
- Raisins – 6-7 pieces
- Ghee/Oil – 1 tablespoon
1. Heat ghee in a pan on medium flame and wait till it melts completely.
2. Then, add the vermicelli into it, and roast them to slightly golden-brown color.
3. Add the raisins, cashew nuts and pistachios in it. Roast them for a couple of minutes.
Note – Please keep some pistachios to garnish this dessert in the end.
4. Once you get the desired color to your noodles, add the milk, sugar and cardamom powder.
5. Mix it well. Let this Kheer mixture cook on medium-high flame for about 8-10 minutes.
Tip – You may place a lid on the top to reduce the cooking time.
6. Stir the cooked Shevayachi Kheer gently and check the consistency. If it has become slightly thicker, add some more milk in it and stir again.
How to serve Shevayachi Kheer?
Take the cooked Kheer out in a serving bowl and garnish it with remaining sliced pistachios. Serve it immediately.
As per your liking, you can also serve it hot or cold after the completion of main course. It goes well with Indian thali preparations as well as exotic Biryani preparations.
For prasad, you may serve this kheer on room temperature.
Variations for Shevayachi Kheer
There are many ways through which you can transform this simple delicacy into a five-star restaurant dessert.
And most importantly, it can be done in your own kitchen! Here are some cool ideas for you –
Fruit Kheer –
You can mix a couple of your favorite fruits in cooked Vermicelli kheer. It can be a good alternative for those who don’t like dry fruits in their foods.
Tip: You should use slightly tangy fruits like Pineapple, Oranges and Mosambi (Sweet Lime). The tanginess of these fruits compliments well to this sweet dish.
Some fresh fruit juices and pulps work great with this kheer. You may even try it out with Aamras during Mango season.
Boondi-Vermicelli Kheer –
Have some salted boondi at home?
Use it as garnish along with a spoonful of natural honey. And you’ll have a completely new and innovative dish in front of you.
The crunchy texture and saltiness of boondis take the basic kheer to a whole new level with this trick. So, it’s definitely a must-try variation, if you’re bored with traditional preparation!
Similarly, the sweet boondi also tastes good with Shevayachi Kheer.
Rice Noodles Kheer –
The homemade rice noodles bring more natural flavor to this kheer than store bought noodles. This of course is what I think and am sure you’d agree with this observation.
You just can’t beat those rice noodles with anything else.
If you want to make this kheer, you should prepare milk with all the necessary ingredients. And then, noodles can be added to absorb the flavors.
Please make sure that you don’t stir this kheer for long, as rice noodles break and dissolve in the milk mixture.
Everything else is similar to what I’ve discussed above in the recipe instructions. So, do try this homemade version of Kheer.
Shevayachi Kheer is a must try recipe for all dessert lovers! I don’t think you’ll ever find so simple recipe that involves cooking in it.
It’s more like Maggi noodles with extra vegetable masala. The noodles cook fast, but you will have to spend more time on flavoring the base ingredients. And in both cases, the end result will make everyone happy!
Anyway, I hope you serve this sweet to your beloved ones and win their hearts instantly.
If you know more variations for this kheer, please do share in the comments below. I’d love to experiment your creation in my kitchen.