Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli Milk Pudding)

Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli Milk Pudding)

Sevaya Kheer (Vermicelli Milk Pudding)

Home cook Yamini Joshi gave us the recipe for this Punjabi dessert of cardamom-spiced milk bolstered by toasted vermicelli noodles, dried fruit, and nuts.Ingalls Photography

Home cook Yamini Joshi gave us the recipe for this Punjabi dessert of cardamom-spiced milk bolstered by toasted vermicelli noodles, dried fruit, and nuts. It's just one example of India's rich tradition of dairy-based desserts, which range from this pudding to the crumbly milk curd sweets known as sandesh. This recipe first appeared in our August/September 2014 special India issue with Laura Grahame's story Holy Cow.