(Balalit, Saweeya or Seviyan) Sweet Vermicelli Breakfast

READY IN: 43mins
Recipe by UmmBinat

A gluten-free tasty sweet breakfast or dessert made especially during the month of Ramadan in the Arabian Gulf - Kuwait, UAE, Oman... Sometimes made with onion and egg. Originally published on http://arabicbites.blogspot.com.

Top Review by Nasseh

I cut the recipe in half since only DH & I were eating. I did use butter in the place of olive oil. Made for Ramadan Tag

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place vermicelli on oven trays under broiler until golden brown. Watch carefully. May need turning to colour all.
  2. Remove from oven and cook in 3 liters of boiling water for precisely 3 minutes.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a large pan mix the other tbls oil or butter with sugar, cardamom, saffron, and rose water stirring over medium heat.
  5. Add the vermicelli, stirring to combine, let it cook over very low heat for 1/2 hour.
  6. Serve warm.

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