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Noodle Pudding (Siwayan/ Semya Custard pudding)

Creamy and delicious noodle pudding recipe that is super easy to make. Adding custard powder makes this dessert thick and yummy.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: arabic
Servings: 4 serving


  • cup Vermicelli/ Semya, roughly broken
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter/ Ghee
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Custard powder
  • ½ cup Condensed Milk
  • cup Raisins, soaked in water for 10~15 minutes
  • cup Almonds/ Cashews/ Pistachios, roughly chopped


  • Break the noodles roughly and fry them in the butter/ ghee, tossing them occasionally. After a few minutes, add turmeric and ground cardamom.
  • Pour the milk into a heavy bottomed pan, add the spiced, browned noodles and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. After about 12~15 minutes, the noodles should be soft and cooked.
  • Take a couple of tablespoons of milk and mix it with the custard powder, then stir it back into the pan along with the condensed milk.
  • Cook the mixture for another 5~6 minutes, stirring well. If it looks too thick, then add more milk.
  • Finally stir in the raisins and most of the nuts, reserving a few to decorate. Serve hot or cold.
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