Sagan Ni Sev (Vermicelli)

Sagan Ni Sev is a delicious sweet dish made by Parsis on occasions like birthdays and anniversaries . It is the first thing made in the morning for such occasions .  It is usually served with curd by Parsis. Let us have a look at its recipe !

Ingredients (3 Servings) :
  • Unroasted Fine Quality Vermicelli  - 100-125 g
  • Ghee - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Green Cardamom (Chhoti Elaichi) Powder - 1/4th Tsp
  • Nutmeg (Jaifal) Powder - 1-2 Pinches
  • Vanilla Essence - 5 Drops
  • Ice cream Essence - 5 Drops
  • Rose Essence - 5 Drops
  • Almonds - 6-7 Pieces
  • Cashew nuts and Raisins (optional)
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (Depending on your taste)
Method :
  • Break the unroasted vermicelli into tiny pieces and add it to a pan with ghee in it.
  • Roast it till the vermicelli turns brown as seen in the picture.
  • Add water till it reaches the level a little above the vermicelli and let it cook on low flame with the lid covered.
  • Once all the water has got soaked up , add sugar , nutmeg powder and green cardamom powder and let it cook till the sugar melts.
  • Shut the stove and add all the essences to it and mix it thoroughly.
  • Finely slice the almonds and fry it in a tiny utensil with a bit of ghee in it just for 2 minutes on low flame.
  • Sprinkle it over the ready vermicelli and  it's ready to serve.