Friday, May 3, 2019

Vemicelli Bannana Custard - Semiya/Sevai Kheer with Bannana and custard

It is summer time and every year the summer is becoming hotter due to global warming. The season demands for something cool and refreshing and I need something healthy dish as well. Hence, I get this dessert recipe of fruit and custard and to make it full added vermicelli into it. It’s basically a chilled sevai kheer that has custard flavor, fresh fruit and dry fruits. Though I prefer to use only banana for this recipe you can add more fruits like apple, mango or dates. You can even add a little vanilla essence or add chocolate shavings to make it even more tasty. It would help to put this as part of your kid's tiffin. Now let us binge on this yummy recipe.

Preparation Time: - 5 min

Cooking Time: - 15~20 min

Servings: - 2~3 persons


  1. 2 tsp Almond
  2. 2 tsp Cashew Nuts
  3. 2 tsp Pistachio
  4. Handful of raisin
  5. ½ tsp Nutmeg Powder
  6. 1/3 cup Sevai/Semiya/Vermicelli
  7. ½ L or 500 ml Milk (full cream preferred)
  8. ½ cup chopped Banana
  9. 1/3 cup sugar
  10. 2 tsp Custard
  11. 2 tbsp ghee


  1. Chop a ripe banana into small pieces. Keep aside.
  2. Boil the Full cream milk and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a wok or sauce pan. Add each of pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts. Stir fry well.
  4. Add semiya/sevai/vermicelli. Fry until semiya turns slight brown in color.
  5. Keep about ¼ l of milk aside for custard and add the rest to the mixture in pan. Wait until milk starts boiling.
  6. Add sugar. Stir well and boil for about 2 minutes.
  7. In a separate pot take the custard powder and add ¼ cup of milk to it. Milk needs to be cold when preparing this. Stir well and ensure that no lump is formed. Now add nutmeg powder to it. Again stir and mix.
  8. Now add this custard-milk mixture into the boiling sevai kheer. Stir well and boil more to adjust the thickness of gravy according to your choice.
  9. Turn off the flame and allow the vermicelli custard to cool completely.
  10. Sprinkle raisins and transfer this to a bowl and keep in refrigerator for 1~2 hour.
  11. Take out the chilled semiya custard and add banana. Mix well and voila! - our Vermicelli banana custard is ready to serve!

Serve as a dessert after any Indian/Western meal or you can have it as a refreshing snacks in hot summer.

As always please feel free to comment, criticize and seek if any help is required. I am all ears.


  1. This seems like a nice dessert. Can I make this banana custard to be vegan (or just dairy free?). Also, what is the Semiya?

  2. Yes can use almond milk or soya milk to make it dairy free. Semiya is the Indian name of Vermicelli.