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Vegan Vermicelli pudding or Semiyan Kheer is a pudding made with roasted vermicelli noodles. Indian, Vegan , gluten-free option, nut-free option. 

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Vermicelli Pudding | Vegan Richa

Seviyan Kheer, Semiyan Payasam or Vermicelli pudding are similar desserts made during festivals or winter months. They might vary a bit depending on the region. Vermicelli noodles/pasta (wheat based) is usually used to make the pudding. I also use vermicelli rice noodles when I want a a gluten-free version. 

Nuts and dried fruit are toasted and added to the pudding and used for garnish. Flavors such as cardamom, saffron and rose water are used in the pudding. Puddings like these with rice, vermicelli or other things are either really loved or disliked. I like them chilled made till just about the right texture and not too gooey or dry or too liquid. I’d rather eat kheer though instead of oatmeal. 🙂

I made a batch for Republic day yesterday. Happy Belated Republic day India!

I make my pudding with a touch of vanilla. The pudding also makes a great breakfast. Make it less sweet and serve with fruits. The pictured Seviyan was made with gluten-free rice vermicelli.   

Vermicelli Pudding | Vegan Richa

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Vermicelli Pudding | Vegan Richa


Vermicelli Pudding - Seviyan Kheer

5 from 8 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Vegan Vermicelli pudding or Semiyan Kheer is a pudding made with roasted vermicelli noodles. Indian, Vegan , gluten-free option, nut-free option.
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  • 2 teaspoons vegan butter , or oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashew pieces or other nuts like raw pistachios or almond slivers
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins or other dried fruit
  • seeds from 1 green cardamom
  • 1 clove
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli noodles, broken into 4 to 5 inch pieces, use Thai Rice vermicelli for gf
  • 2 cups almond milk , or other non dairy milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar or to taste
  • a drop of vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon ground raw cashew, optional
  • for variation: use 6 saffron strands or 1/2 tsp rose water instead of vanilla


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. When hot, add cashews and cook until lightly golden on some edges. 1 to 2 minutes. Add raisins and cook until they puff up. Remove the cashews and raisins and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add cardamom, cloves, salt and vermicelli noodles and cook over medium heat until the noodles turn golden. 4 to 7 minutes depending on the noodles used. Rice vermicelli takes longer to roast. Stir occasionally to avoid burning.
  • Add almond milk and bring to a boil.
  • Add sugar, vanilla and mix in. Reduce heat to low-medium and continue to cook until the noodles are cooked through. 5 to 7 minutes. Taste and adjust sweet.
  • Fold in half of the cashews and raisins. If the pudding is not thick, add ground cashew and mix in. Continue to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until desired consistency. The Pudding will thicken more once cool.
  • Garnish with the remaining cashews and raisins. Chill, discard the clove and serve.


Nutritional values based on 1 serving


Calories: 499kcal, Carbohydrates: 84g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 755mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 190IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 318mg, Iron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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  1. Kanwaldeep Sekhon says:

    How many grams is in one serving would you say?

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      about 140g

  2. Sameena says:

    Its lovely to see that these recipes are veganized by someone because some people has medical issues and are allergic to milk and still they can enjoy traditional sweets.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      thank you so much

  3. Reena Balraj says:

    Can you share what rice noodles did you use ?

  4. Brendon says:

    Seviyan Kheer is one of my fav Pakistani desserts. YUM!!

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:


  5. Will says:

    5 stars
    The pudding also makes a great breakfast.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      ooohhh sounds like a great start to your day!