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nawabi semai recipe
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vermicelli pudding recipe | nawabi semai recipe | nawabi sawai dessert

easy vermicelli pudding recipe | nawabi semai recipe | nawabi sawai dessert
Course Dessert
Cuisine hyderabadi
Keyword vermicelli pudding recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Refrigerating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 308kcal


for roasting semiya:

  • 300 grams semiya / vermicelli fine
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup khova / mawa
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

for custard:

  • 4 cup milk
  • ½ cup custard powder vanilla flavour
  • 1 cup condensed milk

other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp almonds chopped
  • 2 tbsp pistachios chopped
  • 2 tbsp cashew chopped


how to roast semiya:

  • firstly, in a pan heat 3 tbsp butter and roast 300 grams semia.
  • roast on low flame until it turns crunchy and light golden brown.
  • turn off the flame, add 1 cup khova and ½ cup powdered sugar.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined. keep aside.

how to make an eggless custard recipe:

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 4 cup milk.
  • add ½ cup custard powder, 1 cup condensed milk and mix well.
  • mix well making sure there are no lumps.
  • pour the mixture into large kadai and cook on low flame.
  • keep stirring on a low flame until the mixture thickens.
  • cook until the mixture turns creamy thick. it thickens once cooled completely.

how to layer the nawabi semiya:

  • firstly, in pan transfer half the amount of roasted semiya.
  • press and level it up, making sure it will be tight.
  • pour in prepared custard, leaving some gap for semiya to top it up.
  • now top up with roasted semiya and then roasted nuts (almonds, pistachios and cashews).
  • cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until the custard sets completely.
  • finally, cut the nawabi semiya into pieces and enjoy.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 1mg