[Cook it Up] Make Naya Seviyon Ke Muzaffar

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Serving: 6 People


  • 1 packet semolina vermicelli ( NON ROASTED only )
  • Few drops – Sweet essence of Kewda
  • water to sprinkle
  • desi ghee to deep fry the sevian mould .
  • ½ gm saffron diluted in 30 ml water to flavour sugar syrup and moist vermicilli
  • 1 lt sugar syrup ( 2 strings consistency ) to sweeten the moulds .

For Stuffing the shell

  • 100 gms of Mava or condensed milk solids
  • 100 gms of cashew nuts praline – nougatine .
  • 100 gms of almond slivers
  • 75 gms stewed apricots
  • Saffron a few drops diluted
  • 50 gms slivers of roasted pistachio
  • 100 gms couscous parboiled, dried and caramelised.
  • 300 gms of sugar to form caramel and make dry fruit pralines


  1. In a flat dish spread vermicelli and sprinkle little water to moisten and make it pliable to spread over the hemispherical structures of bowl/ wired strainer.
  2. In a small mould or katori apply ghee and with light hands, evenly spread at the vermicelli in mould and compress it with a larger tea strainer to give shape.
  3. Heat ghee in a skillet and deep fry the compressed sevian with a wired round strainer mould to form a shell. Cool on wire rack and de-mould it.
  4. Dip each cooled mould into Luke warm sugar syrup flavoured with saffron reduction and green cardamom
  5. Powder to finish the sevionkamuzaffar as a deconstructed shell to hold caramelized dry fruits, sweetened couscous, chops of seedless dates and figs.
  6. Serve it as an energy dessert loaded with highly flavourful, nutty and a kingly finish to the IFTAR PARTY after a month long of holy fasting.

Hope your friends or family will like Naya Seviyon Ke Muzaffar made by you! Stay tuned for more recipes from our chef.

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Chef Aman Tandon
Chef Aman Tandon is the Regional Executive Chef at The Pride group of Hotels, Ahmedabad wherein he oversees the complete management of three F&B outlets – Cafetreat, Casablanca and Posh. His distinct creative culinary style have been appreciated by Hollywood and Bollywood stars, International Cricketers, Olympians, Politicians and industrialists. At BuddyBits.com, he write a weekly cooking column- Cook It Up.