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       Title: Seviyan (Sweet Vermicelli)
  Categories: Desserts, Indian
       Yield: 4 servings
  
   1 1/2 T  Ghee
     125 g  Fine vermicelli
   1 1/2 c  Hot water
     1/4 t  Saffron strands
     1/2 c  Sugar
       2 T  Sultanas
       2 T  Slivered blanched almonds
     1/8 t  Ground cardamom
  
   Break the vermicelli into small pieces less than 2.5cm (1 inch) in length.
   They need not be uniform, but longer pieces make stirring difficult.
   
   Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan and fry the vermicelli intil golden brown,
   stirring so it colours evenly. Add hot water and saffron and bring to the
   boil, then turn heat low, cover and simmer gently until vermicelli is
   cooked. Add sugar and sultanas and cook uncovered until liquid is
   absorbed. Stir in the almonds and cardamom, stir well and serve warm with
   cream.
   
   I. Chaudhary
  
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