Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dudh Ki Seviyan

Raksha between a brother and a sister. On this day, sister ties a Rakhi on the wrist of the brother, praying for his long life while the Brother promises to protect the sister. This festival is celebrated across India irrespective of the religion. The belief in this festival can be estimated from the fact that the guys try not to venture outside on this day for the fear of being made somebody’s Rakhi brother ;)

Our current busy lifestyle has made it difficult to be with the family to celebrate the festivities…lucky are the sisters who get to be with their brothers on this day. For most of us thats not the come over it I try to do things which we used to do together. This does give a feeling of oneness, doing the same thing even though we may be at different places.

One of such thing which we did year after year on this day was prepare Dudh ki Seviyan. This has been the tradition for as long as I can remember.

500 ml Milk
1/4 Cup Roasted Vermicelli/ Seviyan
2 T Sugar
5-6 Almonds chopped
5-6 Cashew nuts chopped
2 Green Cardamom pods grounded

Put the milk to boil in a big vessel. After the first boil sim the gas and add the vermicelli, little by little and stirring continuously. Once all added cook on medium flame and add the cardamom. Keep stirring every 2 mins else it will stick to the bottom of the pot. Once the seviyan is cooked, add the finely chopped Almonds and Cashew nuts. Serve hot.

This month sees the start of 'Festive Food' Event by Purva and Priti. Thru this event foodblogers will celebrate the festivities of not only their region but all over the world.

First in the line is 'Festive Food Event: Rakhi – Thread of Love' hosted by Priti. My dudh ki seviyan go straight to this event.


Sireesha said...

Slurppppppp Slurpppppppp....wanted to eat just right now....

Priti said...

That's a lovely entry. Seviya looking yummy..& you are rite...I still remember all the guys disappearing during this day :)..use to be fun :) Thanks for the entry

Jayashree said...

Lovely write-up and nice entry.

Usha said...

Mmmm yummm...looks delicious..There is a surprise waiting for you at my blog,please check it out :)

Purva Desai said...

So true......we are those unlucky sisters who are not able to enjoy Rakhi with our brothers, we are left with sweet memories of past....
Dudh seviyan looks really delicious.
Thank you for the timely entry ;)

SriLekha said...

wow! that's yummy and mouth watering!

notyet100 said...

even we prepare seviyan during raksha bandhan,...:-)ur looks delicious,...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Really mouth watering. Nice entry to the event.

Sunshinemom said...

I haven't made these for ages now! Probably soon I will, after all the festive season is setting in! Somehow sounds more tempting when you say 'dudh ki sevaiyan' rather than Vermicelli porridge! Yum:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

There is a suprise for you in my blog. Click here to know what the suprise is,

Nidhi said...

Thank you all!

Thanks for hosting this event Dear!

Thanks Usha, for passing your awards to me!

Oh Dear..I definitely must be among the last few ppl.

~kitchen flavors
Love surprises! Off to chck it out.

SriLekha said...

an award waiting for u in my blog!

Suma Rajesh said...

mouthwatering dessert...ever


hey .. it looks sooo yummy .. its onr of my favourite sweet dishes ..

david santos said...

Great posting, great menu and good food.

Yasmeen said...

dear Nidhi,
I have an award waiting for you at my blog.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Did u check out the suprise?

Dershana said...

Just made this for Krishnajayanthi the day before :-)

Have tagged you, do check

notyet100 said...

hve adde d u in my blogroll so tht i don missu rposts,..ceeu around,..

Sameera.. said...

Yummmy .. that looks so good !
I miss those thick semolina that you get in des !
In the US we get very thin ones !
Best Rgds,
Sam !

Nidhi said...

Thanks for passing your award to me.

Thanks Dear!

~Kitchen Flavors
Yes ofcourse.

Thanks Dear. Will post about it soon.


Rajani said...

semiya payasam - as we call it! one of my all time fav. desserts! for such a simple recipe, urs looks really tasty!