Friday, September 3, 2010

SEMIA PAYASAM

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There are several types of payasam, a dessert cooked in milk or coconut milk , sweetened with sugar/jaggery and flavored with raisin, cashew, saffron, almond and cardamom.

It is essential dish in many Muslim and Hindu feasts and celebrations. It is often made with rice but other ingredients such as vermicelli, broken wheat or green gram dal can also be used.

The vermicelli (semia) is lightly roasted with ghee but now I used oil, this is added to boiling milk and cook until soft. Quite fast to cook and very delicious. This is how I made the payasam.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup vermicelli
3 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 T oil
2 T raisin
2 T cashew
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder


METHOD

* Heat the oil, fry the raisin and cashew, remove. In the same oil fry the vermicelli until light brown, transfer onto a plate.

* Pour the milk in the pot, bring to boil. Add the vermicelli and sugar, cook until vermicelli turns soft. Add the cardamom powder.

* Add the cashew and raisin, stir well.

* Place onto individual bowl to serve. Enjoy them hot or cold!

30 comments:

Satrupa said...

Wow they payasam looks so yumm .... looks delicious !

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Cooking Gallery said...

Wow, vermicelli as dessert! Thanks for sharing, I just learned something new because of you :).

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Delicious looking payasam !! I made it recently !!

aipi said...

Semia payasam looks great.. creamy n delicious.. nice click too!!

kothiyavunu.com said...

Semi payasam looks delicious..Btw a small suggestion, post text color is very bright not able to read dear..so if you would change color..it will be great.

Priya said...

Looks so creamy!

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Priya said...

My all time fav...am drooling rite now here..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Quick and easy dessert or for as offerings, yummy :)

Chef Dennis said...

I have never heard of your dessert before but it looks so creamy and delicious! I love the use of coconut milk, I would love to try some!

Satya said...

delicious payasam ...looks sooo tempting

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Rachana said...

Payasam looks so creamy and delicious!

Kamalika said...

Truely said, the varities of payasam always will make you to crave more...lovely dish..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love it !!!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Akak, hru doing there???

I'm taking over some payasam for my son! He loves this alot!..Happy Ramadhan! :D

Krishnaveni said...

my fav too, looks beautiful

Faith said...

What a pretty dessert! My hubby's mom makes this but with rice. I would love to try it with vermicelli!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely payasam!

Rumana Rawat said...

I really like this recipe. my husband would love it:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

looks delicious, my all time fav.
We used to boil milk, along with the roasted semiya.it gives a nice texture

chaitrali pathak said...

Wow they payasam looks so yumm .... looks delicious !

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Sevai payasam looks divine and rich....
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so yum..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi thanks for the kind words dear :) Love the color and presentation of the payasam...looks really good :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Payasam looks creamy and yummy! Loved it!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Semiya payasam is my all time favorite. Yours look very tempting dear.

Fimère said...

j'ai déjà goûté à un dessert qui lui ressemble beaucoup et je trouve ça très doux et savoureux
bonne soirée

Torviewtoronto said...

love this we make it for eid

Leena said...

Looks very yummy!

MaryMoh said...

New to me. looks sweet and delicious....beautiful dessert....mmm

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hello everyone,

Thanks for your wonderful comments, they are real booster to read them...