Sawaiyyan - Sweet Pakistani Vermicili



100 grams thin Vermicili noodles (Sawaiyan)
4 tbs oil
3-4 small green Cardamoms
1 cup condensed milk
½ cup Huletts sugar
3-4 cups of whole milk, diluted with 1-2 cups of water.
raisins (optional - according to taste)

Finely chopped cashew nuts or Pistachios (optional)


  1. In a pan add the oil and seeds of 3 cardomom.
  2. Add the vermicilli noodles and roast them on very low flame till their colour changes to a darker brown shade. Stir constantly.
  3. Take a open pan and add the milk to it. Add the vermicilli to the milk and boil on a medium fire until the vermicilli is completely done.
  4. Add the condensed milk, sugar, raisins and the nuts and stir till the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens.
  5. Add the rasins. Cover and let cook for 5-6 minutes till the milk has dried and the vermicilli noodles have become tender. Remove from heat.
  6. Garnish with cashewnuts or Pistachios and serve either plain or with fresh cream. Can be served both hot and cold.