Monday, September 7, 2009

Semai payasam (Vermicelli Kheer)

Semai payasam (Vermicelli Kheer)

Payasam or Payesh is a well known dessert/sweet dish. It can be made for any occasion specially during festivals. Semai Payasam is made with Semolina Vermicelli, milk and dry fruits. It is extremely delicious and easy to cook and take less cooking time as compared to other versions of Kheer.

Ingredients:

250 gms vermicelli (broken)
2 litrs milk
1 cup sugar
40 gms Raisins
50 gms Cashew nut
1 tsp. Ghee
2 Bay leaves
4 cardamom (Coarsely grounded)

Method:

1. Soak raisins in water for at least 2 hours.

2. In a pan add ghee. Now add broken vermicelli and roast until it become golden in colour. Take it out and keep aside.

3. Take a large pan or handi and add milk and boil it. Reduce the flame and add bay leaves. Stir the milk for 8 to 10 minutes so that the volume get reduced to 1/3. Now add 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir well to mix the sugar uniformly.

4. Add roasted vermicelli, soaked raisins and cashew nut. Stir continuously for 6 to 8 minutes. Now turnoff the flame and pour it in a serving bowl. Sprinkle cardamom powder and stir it with a spoon .

Decorated with cashew halves and the payasam is ready to serve.

This post goes for the event "FIL- Milk" conducted by Sanghi of Sanghi's Food Delights

12 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Superb Payasam.. Looks Gr8.. :)

sowmya said...

nicely presented..lovely dessert..

Kitchen Flavours said...

All time favourite simple and yum recipe....

Priya said...

My all time favourite, such a rich and delicious payasam..

Aysha said...

Yummy yummy payasam dear...

Preety said...

i love this dessert simple and tasty

Hema said...

Nice payasam sunanda.. Adding bay leaves are totally new to me.. will try it out some time

Sudeshna said...

This is one of my most favorite desserts, I love hot, I love them chilled, I love them just like that, I love them with luchi:). Check out for the Food Festival at my blog, wish top get some recipe from you http://bit.ly/15Y4DF

Babli said...

My favourite semai payesam. It has been long time that I have not prepared it. I am going to try your recipe today. Thanks Sunanda for the wonderful and mouth watering recipe of payesam.

Sandhya said...

First time here...Came here through a comments thread. Semiya Paysam looks delicious...

Will love to follow your blog.

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

looks great sunanda...

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

My favorite, semiya payasam!

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