Thursday, September 20, 2012

Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer | Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

Semiya payasam is one of the easiest to make.. Roast, add milk, boil simmer, serve ~ in that order and you have a creamy dessert to gulp down. Serve it hot or cold - it tastes best both the ways. Amma always makes payasams with coconut milk ~ thin and thick both are used and that is how I had payasams right from my childhood. But you know extracting cocnut milk from grated cocout is a tedious task (that goes without saying) and so back home semiya payasam was made only on festive days or when asked multiple times.

And so to me payasams were never complete without adding coconut milk to it. So when I cam across semiya payasam recipes which used only milk, I wanted to give it a go and made it on Vinyagar chathurthi for padayal. It was light, creamy and rich and has become my quick fix recipe for my payasam cravings.

~*What U Need*~
Semiya(Vermicelli) - 1 cup
Boiled Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Milkmaid - 4 tbsps
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashews, Raisins - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp

How I Made it:
Heat ghee in a nonstick pan, add cashew and raisins and fry till puffed and golden brown. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, dry roast vermicelli until slightly golden brown.

Then add milk and allow to boil until the vermicelli turns soft. Add sugar and milkmaid. Allow to simmer till the milk thickens.

Add toasted cashews and raisins, cardamom powder and switch off.

Serve hot or cold.

So thats it Folks...
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  1. payasam looks delicious... fabulous recipe..

  2. Hi Vimitha, this looks good. I will try it. So using coconut milk will make it taste richer and better?

    1. Yes Sumo, it will have a richer n unique taste...

  3. Mine n my sons fav dessert....I usually add little sago in mine for thickness....yummy!

  4. delicious sweet and all time favourite...


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  6. With step by step pictures,Looks yummy.

  7. Yummy Kheer! I too made the same for yesterday celebration..

  8. Craving for this super yummy simple kheer

  9. Hi thanks for visit vimitha glad to follow u too

    hey this is yummy dish

    my mom used to make this but minus milkmaid and the malai used to form which i didnt like

    bt urs looks gud here

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  10. delicious and so all time favourite kheer..

  11. wow..yummy yummy,creamy..loved it! I too just posted a payasam recipe today,Check it out!!
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  12. Good one. Nice that u have step by step pics.

  13. Creamy delicious texture of semiya payasam makes me crave..Torture...Too yummy Vimitha.

  14. Creamy and delicious payasam,my favorite.

  15. A new dish for me! It looks like a wonderful, creamy dessert :)

  16. This is my all time favorite....Yummy

  17. Wow yummy yum!! Loved the preparation :)u have wonderful to follow u..

  18. love this puding. such creamy consistency.

  19. lovely creamy deliciousness! A perfect comfort food!

  20. my fav payasam.perfectly done..yumm.

  21. Hi this is very delicious and testy. thanks for sharing.
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