Ainy Cooks

sivyan mVermicelli zarda is a traditional desert of Pakistan. Almost every body makes this with a little bit of variation. I learned this from my mother.


Vermicelli/ siviyan1 packet
Sugar1 cup or to taste
Ghee1/2 cup or 3/4 cup
Powder milk1/2 cup
Water1 cup
Nuts for garnish


  • Break vermicelli in small pieces and set aside, In a pot add ghee and cardamom.
  • Let it crackle and add vermicelli in it, stir for few minutes.
  • Add sugar and water ,stir and check the sugar on this stage so you can add more if you want.
  • Cover the lid and let it cook till ghee separates.
  • Now sprinkle powder milk and desiccated coconut and nuts , let it simmer for few minutes and serve.

NOTE: You can make sugar syrup or shera instead of adding sugar directly in vermicelli.Cook syrup by adding water and sugar in a pan and then pour this mixture in fried vermicelli. Then cover with lid and cook till ghee separates.

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