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Vermicelli Custard Recipe

Vermicelli custard or Semaiya custard is a simple and delicious milk pudding recipe made from vermicelli and custard powder. A spoonful of this classic one-pot Indian dessert will give you a taste of aromatic flavours of Indian Kheer mixed with the freshness of fruits and the nuttiness of dry fruits.

Our Vermicelli custard recipe is simple to make and can be put together in minutes. It can be the perfect end to your family dinner, a great conversation starter for your friends’ get-together, an ideal way to satiate your sweet cravings, , or can also add the sweetness for your Ramadan moments.

Our Semaiya custard recipe is a delectable crossover of creamy and flavourful Kheer or classic Indian pudding and fruit custard. It will remind you of the royal rice pudding. It is made from three ingredients- Semaiya, custard powder, and condensed milk. Many people also use cardamom powder and saffron to enhance the recipe’s flavour.

With each bite of our Vermicelli custard recipe, you will get a rich, cream-like texture of Kheer and custard and the irresistible freshness of fruits- a mingle of different flavours in a single dish. 

The traditional method of making Vermicelli custard at home can take up to an hour or more. But with condensed milk, you can make this recipe in minutes because it already contains cooked milk and sugar, which reduces the cooking time. 

Learn how to make a Semaiya custard recipe at home with Nestlé MILKMAID in minutes.

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  • 3/4 tinNestlé MILKMAID
  • 6 tbsp Melted Butter
  • 6 tbsp Milk
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

For Coffee Soak (Optional):

  • 2 tbsp Coffee Powder
  • 8 tbsp Water

For Frosting:

  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • 75gFresh Cream

How to make Vermicelli Custard

  • Step 1: Roast chopped dry fruits in 1/2 tsp ghee for 2 mins. Add ½ cup thin seviya and roast for another 2-3 mins. Keep it aside once done.
  • Step 2: Boil the milk and add roasted seviya & dry fruits mixture to it. Cook on low-medium flame for 2-3 mins. Now add Nestlé MILKMAID and mix well.
  • Step 3: Mix 2 tbsp custard powder in a bowl with ½ cup milk. Add this custard milk in batches to the seviyan. Cook for 3-4 mins or until it turns thick. Turn off the flame and transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Step 4: Pour in a serving bowl/glass and garnish with some dry fruits, fresh fruits and seviya.

Tips to Make Vermicelli Custard

  • Always use cold or room-temperature milk to dilute custard powder. If you use hot milk, it will get lumpy.
  • If your custard appears to be dry after cooling it in the fridge, add about 2-3 tablespoons of chilled milk and mix well.
  • The best way to adjust this sweet dish's consistency is to ensure that the mixture neither pours off from the spoon nor sticks too much to it.

FAQs on Vermicelli Custard

1. What fruits can be added to Vermicelli Custard?

You can use any seasonal fruits and berries, such as pears, bananas, apples, mangoes, grapes, kiwi, and pomegranate arils, strawberries, papaya, raspberries, blueberries, chikoo, and cherries.

2. How to serve Vermicelli Custard?

To serve Vermicelli Custard, add some of your favourite fruits to the serving dish before filling it up with Vermicelli Custard. Finally, top with additional fruits, such as dry fruits, glazed cherries, and candied fruits.

3. Is it better to eat Vermicelli custard cold or hot?

Many prefer eating chilled Vermicelli custard. However, there is no instruction for eating this popular Indian sweet dish. You can choose what suits you best.

4. What are the health benefits of vermicelli?

Vermicelli, made of semolina, is gluten-free with a low glycaemic index. It is also fat and cholesterol free.

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