Sawine, also known as vermicelli kheer in India and Pakistan, is one of the most popular Eid-Ul-Fitr dishes.
It’s essentially a vermicelli pudding that’s made extra-creamy with sweetened condensed milk. Aromatic spices like cinnamon and clove make this dish extra-special. Add as many or as little raisins, cherries and almonds as you like!
5 cups full-cream milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
7 ounces vermicelli
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cardamom pod
3 whole cloves
⅛ cups sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
¼ cup halved maraschino cherries, optional
¼ cup raisins
1 In a large, dry pan over medium-high heat, add vermicelli and parch until it turns brown; set aside.
2 In a separate large pot, add 3 cups of full-cream milk, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and sugar and bring to a boil.
3 Then, add vermicelli and let cook until it is 3 minutes away from being fully-cooked.
4 The sawine should become thick as the vermicelli cooks. Add the rest of full-cream milk, condensed milk and raisins. Mix and let cook for 3 minutes then remove aromatics.
5 Garnish sawine with toasted almonds, more raisins and maraschino cherries.