About this recipe

Pheni is a delicious North Indian dessert that you can have every day but most importantly on Karva Chauth. Pheni Recipe – Seviyan Kheer is one of the main things of early morning food that begins the Karva Chauth vrat (fast).

Mostly consumed with milk and dry fruits it is my husband’s and daughter’s favorite dessert all year round. Some other names this recipe is known by are Fried Vermicelli Kheer and Pheni Kheer.

Pheni Recipe – Seviyan Kheer is mostly sold all across North India during the month of Karva Chauth and Deepavali. It is vermicelli that is pre-fried in desi ghee (clarified butter) and sold at most sweet shops (Halwai). Here in the USA, my favorite Pheni Recipe – Seviyan Kheer – vermicelli brand is Haldiram. This feni has authentic desi ghee preparation that is crucial for the best-tasting Pheni Recipe – Seviyan Kheer.

What is Karva chauth and why is it celebrated?

Karva Chauth is a one-day Indian festival celebrated by mostly married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise in which they pray for the good health and longevity of their husbands and the unmarried women also observe it in hope of securing a desired life partner. This festival is mainly celebrated in the northern parts of India such as Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. A Nirjala fast is kept in which women can neither eat nor she can take a drop of water throughout the day as they chant the holy name of god for the longevity of their husbands.

What exactly is pheni?

Pheni is a very thin silky texture sewiyan kheer which is a very famous recipe made during the karva chauth festival celebrated among Indians living in India as well as abroad. Pheni’s are soft, tenderly round-shaped sweet bundles of joy made by adding hot milk, sugar, and dry fruits to them served as a sweet dessert or as a mid-sweet meal.

What is the best time to have Pheni – Seviyan kheer?

Since these are refined which can lead to an increase in blood sugar very quickly, so the best time to intake seviyan should be in the morning as our body’s metabolism rate is very high at that time and we can easily digest it without putting any harm to our body.

Is Seviyan good for people who wish to lose weight?

Seviyan can be consumed as a cheat meal to reward themselves once in a while when they are on a weight loss journey because regular consumption of refined carbs can lead to piles, constipation, and cancer.

Pheni Recipe – Seviyan Kheer

Ingredients for making pheni recipe- seviyan kheer

Pheni Recipe – Seviyan Kheer is a very simple recipe that just needs a few ingredients.

  • 100 gm Pheni – Fried Vermicelli (Haldiram brand recommended)
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 Almonds sliced
  • 2 Pista sliced

Steps for making pheni- seviyan kheer recipe are down below-

Step-1 Take a mug/ cup and add pheni to it.

Step-2 To it pour a cup of hot milk.

Step-3 Add sugar, pista, and almonds on top of it.

Step-4 Keep it aside for a minute and it’s ready.


Pheni Recipe – Seviyan Kheer

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Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 2 days
Course dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1
Calories 148 kcal


  • Cup or Bowl


  • 100 gm Pheni Haldiram
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Almonds
  • 2 Pista


  • Add Pheni to the cup
  • Add half cup hot milk to Cup
  • Add Sugar
  • Add sliced Pista
  • Add sliced Almonds
  • Serve hot


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 198IUCalcium: 156mgIron: 0.1mg
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