Eid Mubarak to everyone in advance. Eid al-Fitr is an important festival for muslims. It marks the end of Ramadan – Holy Month of fasting. Meethi Kimami Sewai is a popular sweet dish served on Eid. At school, I remember my muslim friends carrying an extra box of sewai after Eid that all of us used to relish.
In South India, as well, sewai payasam is very popular, but not many make it as a dry dessert. I love both the creamy payasam as well as the dry dessert version. Kimami Sewai is a dry dessert made from thin vermicelli. In North India the seviyan is sold by thickness and the thickness is measured in “Numbers”. For kimami sewai the sewai or vermicelli used is zero number. If you are at a place where you do not get many variety of sewai, go for the thinnest seviya available.
Most sewai recipes are very sweet and to balance the sugar Mawa ( dried whole milk ) is added. This recipe less sugar and instead of Mawa, milk is used , this makes the sewai light without compromising on the richness and taste. Another mystical thing about this recipe is that you do not need to cook the sewai in milk, just leave the roasted sewai in the just-boiled milk and it will absorb all the milk in an hour.