Sewai… A must preparation for Eid. We make sewai in many ways but this one is the richest and yummiest of all. Kimami sewai, it’s loaded with dry fruits, milk, essence, mava and many more. A must try delicacy for all sweet tooth fellows. Kimami sewai is mainly made on the occasion of Eid celebration. When we were kids, used to go to our Muslim friends on Eid and had these heavenly sewai many times. This Eid I was having strong craving for this delicious treat but had no one to offer these to me so I tried it myself and viola , succeeded in replicating that same flavour in my mouth… Yummmmm.
Step wise recipe of this heavenly treat is given, must give it a try if you are true sweet tooth😊
Time: 1 hr
300 gms fine sewai ( preferably super fine suterfeni, I missed)
500 gms sugar ( you can use more, as it calls at least 3 times sugar to sewai ratio)
1 1/2 lt milk
2 cups chopped dry fruits( pistachio, cashews, almonds, walnuts, raisins etc)
1/2 cup descicated coconut
10-12 dates, chopped or dry dates, soaked and pureed
1/2 cup dates syrup( completely optional)
1/2 cup mava( khoya) or 1 cup milk powder + 1/4 cup milk
2 inch piece cinnamon stick
8-10 green cardamom
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
1 -2 tbsp ghee
Heat some ghee in a heavy bottomed wok, fry sewai in it till nice golden in colour. Keep it aside. Be careful while frying so not to burn it, keep flame at medium to low and keep stirring occasionally to get even golden brown colored sewai.
Now in little ghee fry all dry fruits except dates, till nice aromatic and golden. Again be careful, not to burn.
Now heat remaining ghee, add cloves, green cardamom and cinnamon stick. Sauté till aromatic then fry mawa in it till light golden, or add powder milk and 1/4 cup milk in it , sprinkle some more if needed and fry till it become of mawa consistency. Now add chopped or pureed dates and fry till it get incorporated with mawa. Keep it aside.
Now boil 1 kg milk in same wok and add sugar in it. Let it boil till it become 3/4th. It may cuddle a little but not to worry as it will work as flavour enhancer. Now add fried sewai, dry fruits , mawa , dates syrup and remaining milk. If you find it dry for you then can add some milk or water at this stage and simmer for 8-10 mins or till sewai is cooked. As different thickness of sewai may take different time to cook.
Now switch off the flame and add green cardamom powder or any essence of your choice to it , mix well and cover . So that sewai will absorb all the flavour and aroma. Garnish with chopped dry fruits, Serve warm or chilled, in both ways it’s just heavenly.
You can use dryfruits of your choice and also can increase or decrease its quantity as per your taste.
Sugar can also be increased as per your taste but believe me this much is also too much for us so just try it first.
If you are using super fine variety of sewai then may be it need less liquid to cook so add accordingly, but i made dry sewai and if you want it with syrup then can add more milk or water to it.
Dry rose petals or saffron can also be added to it.
You can serve it with milk too, to cut its extra sweetness for non sweet tooth guests.
Now enjoy these Eid special delicacy whenever you want. Hope you all will definitely give it a try and pour your queries, comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.