Happy Ugadi and Gudi Padwa everyone. I had this one in drafts and thought today would be a good day to post it. I love sevaiyya, I love the dry version (Gali sev) and this one with milk. This one is a favorite also because unlike basundi, this one is very quick to make. The starch in the vermicelli thickens the milk very quickly. And semi microwave helps. I roast vermicelli and heat the milk in the microwave and finish up in on the stove top as I like the dish to be thick almost like rabdi. The portion below is for 2 dessert portions (if your spouse doesn't have a sweet tooth :-)).
2 1/4 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons vermicelli
1/2 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
Large pinch cardamom powder or 1 green cardamom pod
Take a microwave proof bowl and put the ghee and vermicelli in it. Mix and microwave for 20 seconds. Mix again and microwave for 10 more seconds. Check the color on the vermicelli. It should be light brown with a few strands a little darker. Mix pour in the milk, add the sugar, cardamom and dry fruits. Heat for 1 minute. Mix and heat for another 30-60 seconds.
At this point I switch from the microwave to the stove top. Heat a non stick sauce pan and transfer all the contents to it. Boil on high heat constant stirring. The vermicelli becomes soft and the mix should thicken up in 3-4 minutes. Sevaiyya are ready to serve! It tastes great warm but we prefer it chilled.