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A perfect dessert to serve a special guest, or to commemorate a special Occasion at home, the Sev Biranj is a delectable preparation of ghee-roasted vermicelli cooked in milk, sweetened and flavoured with saffron and cardamom. With the rich and intense flavour of milk and spices, this dish also has a very interesting mouth-feel, with the crisp yet soft texture of roasted and cooked vermicelli. Serve it fresh off the stove, with a garnish of slivered nuts and raisins too, if you’d like. Sev Biranj is also a festive recipe that is made in many homes during the festival of Holi .
- Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the vermicelli, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes, or till the vermicelli is golden brown in colour, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the milk and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the sugar, saffron-milk mixture and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately garnished with pistachio slivers.
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