Monday, July 28, 2014

Eid special - Sewaiyan

The Holy month of Ramadan has ended for our muslim friends.They are religiously celebrating Eid al Fitr. During school days, Eid used to be the most looked forward festival being in the gulf.I had many really nice neighbours who used to share their delicious food over the festive season.Muslims friends would share delicious iftar goodies and eid biryanis, hindu friends share their onam and vishu goodies and we used to in turn share our christmas goodies.

I take this opportunity to wish all my friends celebrating this Holy Festival a blessed Eid!

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I wanted to post something special on this Eid, so I asked a good friend of mine Sana to share Eid recipes in her household and this is what she shared.My special thanks and wishes to Sana for sharing this amazingly delicious recipe.


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 Preparation time : 30 minutes
Serves 4

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You need

Milk half a litre
Condensed milk 3-4 tablespoons
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Cardamom powder 2 tsp
Nuts - pistachios, almonds - 3 tablespoons (chopped into juliennes)
Dates 10 numbers
Dried coconut/kopra chopped finely 1 tablespoon
Dried grapes/kismis 1 tablespoon
Ghee 3-4 tablespoon
Semiya/vermicelli 1 cup


  • Heat milk in a thick bottom pan, add chopped dates to this milk and reduce the heat and allow the milk to boil slowly.
  • In another pan, add 2 tsp of ghee, fry the nuts and drain onto a plate.Fry dried coconut and dry grapes and few chopped dates.
  • Clean the pan, add 1 tablespoon of ghee, fry the semiya until golden brown.
  • Once the milk comes to a slow boil, add the fried nuts,dates and dried coconut sugar and condensed milk. Now add fried semiya slowly stirring continuously.
  • Cover and cook the semiya for 6-7 minutes.
  • Add the cardamom powder and turn off the heat.


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Serve this deliciously rich dessert hot or cold, enjoy your Eid and special occassions with this sewaiyan.

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