Mithi Sev


  • 2                 cup water
  • 1                 cup sugar
  • pinch          yellow colouring
  • 1/2              cup butter
  • 8                 oz sev (Fine Vermicelli, Misco brand)
  • 1                 tbsp golden raisins, (optional)
  • 20               strands saffron
  • 1/2              tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1/4              tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/2              cup evaporated milk

For Garnish

  • 2                 tbsp slivered almonds and pistachio


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degree.
  2. Boil water, sugaar and food colouring to a light syrup, for about 5 minutes till the sugar has melted.
  3. In a medium saucepan melt the butter, add the broken vermicelli and saute in butter on medium heat, stirring until golden brown in colour.
  4. Add the raisins andd cook for a minute till the raisin pops.
  5. Add the light syrup, saffron, cardamom seeds and nutmeg to the vermicelli.
  6. Continue cooking on low heat until almost all the water has evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add evaporated milk and cook in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  8. Garnish with almonds and pistachios.
  9. Serve with Papadum, kebabs or samosa.

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