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Sawine (Vermicelli Kheer)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Kheer is a sweet dessert-like dish. In Trinidad, we eat sawine every Eid. In India, kheer is eaten as a regular dessert."
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27 m servings 358
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat ghee in a saucepan over medium heat. Add vermicelli; cook and stir until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour evaporated milk and water over vermicelli; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon into vermicelli mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until vermicelli is cooked and milk is thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir raisins into vermicelli mixture; cook until raisins are plump and mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Serve garnished with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 358 calories; 18.9 36.9 13.5 35 123 Full nutrition

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I've never had this before so I don't know what it should taste like. What I do know is that I do like it. It reminded me of rice pudding. I think this recipe would be better if there was more ...

So my favorite Indian restaurant from my childhood had "different" rice pudding. It had these long strands of deliciousness. I couldn't figure out what they were. Now I know. I liked this reci...