Meethi bareek seviyan – Sweetened angel hair vermicelli

Vermicelli, technically is a type of pasta of the spaghetti variety. The ‘bareek’ or ‘angel hair’ variety are like fine strands of hair and has a diameter between 0.8 mm – 0.9 mm.

A sweetened version of this variety of vermicelli is cooked by the Muslims throughout the world during Eid celebration. Italians call this pasta – Capellini.

Angel hair vermicelli/ bareek seviyan



This is the 50th post of my blog, wanted to make the post sweet πŸ˜‰ and Pakhi has been pestering me for long to make sweet and dry vermicelli. My girl is happy !! πŸ™‚

Inspite of being a Bengali, I do not have much of a sweet tooth πŸ˜› But, the other two people in my life are crazy for sweets πŸ˜€ Pakhi made several trips to the kitchen while i was making this πŸ˜€ and i found her waiting with a spoon and a plate moment i took the vermicelli off the fire πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

So here is what i did………..


For 2 persons

1 cup – angel hair vermicelli

1 tbsp – pistachios (roughly crushed or chopped)

1/2 cup – sugar

1 1/2 cup – water

1 nos – cardamom

pinch of nutmeg (optional)

1 tbsp – almond ( roughly crushed or chopped)

1 tsp – rose petals (dried or fresh)

pinch of saffron soaked in warm water (optional)

1 tbsp – clarified butter/ ghee

fistful of khowa/ unsweetened dry condensed milk

silver leaf/foil to garnish (optional)

sweetened angel hair vermicelli/ meethi seviyan


Boil the sugar, water and cardamom till the sugar melts. Take it off fire and keep aside.

Heat the clarified butter and fry the vermicelli for 2 – 3 mins ( it will turn golden). Add the sugar syrup. Lower the flame. If needed one may add some water. Add the saffron soaked water. Stir the vermicelli, it should not stick to the pan bottom. Once the syrup dries up, give one last stir and take it off the fire.

Add the almonds and pistachios. Crumble the khowa and mix it in.

Garnish with rose petals and silver leaf. Serve hot.

sweetened angel hair vermicelli/ meethi bareek seviyan

sweetened angel hair vermicelli/meethi bareek seviyan

sweetened angel hair vermicelli/meethi bareek seviyan

Note : Silver or Gold leaf, commonly used in many Indian sweets, are highly controversial, though expensive, commodities. For years it has been debated over the use of this product because of rumor of it’s questionable purity. These food foils are approved as edible foil by the EU.

Happy cooking !!! πŸ™‚

Cheers !!! πŸ˜‰




About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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16 Responses to Meethi bareek seviyan – Sweetened angel hair vermicelli

  1. Simply delicious! I can eat the serving for 2 ;).

  2. such a simple sweet dish! yet so different… thank you! πŸ™‚

  3. Malar says:

    Andy , this is something different than what we prepare in south. So yummy as always Bengali food is mouth watering πŸ˜€

  4. Andy am droooooooooling just by the look…and love fresh rose petals in here. ….yum yum…

  5. Hilda says:

    Delicious! And beautiful.

  6. I love all Bengal sweets:-) have a friend living next door unfortunately she don’t know to prepare authentic sweets.. I am waiting for her mom to visit her place
    Different from the one we prepare looks dangerously delicious.. Congrts on 50 th post:-)

  7. Chhapanbhog says:

    Hi Andy, congrats on your 50 th post, hope and wish many more milestones.. πŸ™‚ ❀

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