Thursday, August 20, 2009

Meethi Seviyan (Sweet Vermicelli)

Stir-fried Vermicelli is cooked in flavored sugar syrup.



  • In a saucepan take 2 cups of water. Add 1 cup of sugar, stir and boil for 2 minutes. Now add pinch of yellow color, saffron and cardamom powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat, add clove and green cardamom; fry for a minute until fragrant. Add vermicelli and fry, stirring continuously, until golden brown in color uniformly.
  • Pour the sugar syrup over the fried vermicelli in pan and cook covered on low heat till it is done. Add rose water and switch off the gas. Cool to room temperature.
  • Fluff it up with a fork. Garnish with fried nuts and serve.


  • You can add 2 tbsp khoya powder to make it richer.
  • I used Bambino vermicelli in this recipe which is available in Indian Grocery Stores. Remember that amount of water required to cook vermicelli depends on the type of vermicelli used.

Do You Know?

Glycemic index is a useful meal-planning tool, especially when individuals monitor their own individual responses to foods.

Low glycemic food is especially helpful in assisting those who want to lose weight.Low glycemic index foods will increase the sugar levels in the body to sustain energy levels for longer periods of time. This means an individual, who wants to lose weight, will feel less inclined to eat because energy is being slowly released into their bloodstream. Health experts encourage using the glycemic index in conjunction with other meal programs to assist in managing diabetes and/or controlling weight.

The examples of low glycemic index foods are: few fruits and vegetables, grainy breads, pasta, legumes, milk, fish, brown rice etc.

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