Crispy Siwayaan Dessert

Siwayaan or vermicelli is a favorite dessert ingredient in the subcontinent. Happy occasions like Eid aren’t complete without some sweet dish made with siwayaan. We tried a little something different this time and made a crispy dessert out of this. This recipe is inspired from a dessert made by MRS.’s aunt. While our family got together for Eid this year, this dessert’s plate was wiped clean in minutes.


  1. Butter – 1½ tbsp + 1 tsp
  2. Siwayaan/ vermicelli(crushed) – 1 cup
  3. Cardamom – 3-4
  4. Sweetened condensed milk – 1/2 cup
  5. Pistachios – 1/3 cup


  • In a non-stick pan, heat 1½ tbsp of butter over medium-low heat.
  • Add crushed seeds of 3-4 cardamoms. Stir for about 30 seconds until butter is fragrant.
  • Add crushed siwayaan/vermicelli. Toast until slightly golden. Take off the heat and dish out.
  • Rinse the frying pan and return to heat over medium-high.
  • Melt 1 tsp of butter and add condensed milk.
  • Once condensed milk begins to simmer, add toasted siwayaan/vermicelli. Stir well until it is just combined with the condensed milk.
  • Spread the mixture over butter paper/non-stick baking sheet.
  • Top with chopped pistachios.
  • Let it cool completely. Cut into pieces before serving.

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