Sewai & Lachcha – Eid Special Dishes

Dishes from Awadhi kitchens

The Holy month of Ramzan has just ended yesterday. The festival of Eid is just incomplete without sewain, the special dish prepared on the occasion. Sewain is a “mouth-watering” delicacy and the most interesting part is that it can be prepared in many ways and is available in various types.

Even sewain sellers are of the opinion that Sewain are also exported to West Asian countries. Seviyan is a sweet dish, traditionally made on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, even refer to as “Meethi Eid”.

Sewain or Semooi

A quintessential festival recipe, sewai or seviyaan is made in every household on the occasion of Eid. It is a delicious Indian dessert made with Vermicelli, cooked in milk and dry fruits. 

One of the most favourite Indian dessert, made quickly and easily with just a few ingredients. This is a perfect dish to cook up for the festival or just about a tasty dessert to have after a meal.

Sewai is pan fried with nuts, combined with cardamom in the milk with a pinch of saffron for an aromatic flavour. The perfect Indian dessert is all set with just a few ingredients.


Indian kitchens seem to be incomplete without sweet dishes. Lachcha is yet another sweet dish, prepared on Eid. Though it is prepared during other times also, it has a special significance for this festival.

The preparation is much more simple and easier than that of sewain.

  1. Boil milk and sugar in a pan.
  2. Turn off the flame and transfer the milk in a bowl.
  3. Break the circular lachhas and soak the strands in the bowl of hot milk.
  4. Soon the laccha strands absorb the milk to make a thick kheer-like consistency.
  5. Add the cashews on top and let it cool down.
  6. You may relish it warm or cold.

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