Thursday, September 10, 2015

VERMICELLI KHEER / SEMIYA PAAL PAYASAM - DESSERT RECIPES


Iam here with a lovely dessert which is easy and quick to prepare. Indian desserts are considered as an important part of any celebration or auspicious occasions. How about a bowl of vermicelli (semiya) cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar or condensed milk and then flavored with nuts or dry fruits? An yummy treat to our taste buds. This vermicelli recipe is named as payasam / kheer / payesh / payasa, based on some regional varieties.  kheer is a type of pudding from the cuisine of Indian (Indian recipes). Kheer recipe can be made with rice, broken wheat, vermicelli, semolina or fruits along with milk and sugar. Cardamom, saffron, raisins and nuts are also added for additional flavoring.  So lets see how to make easy kheer recipe with vermicelli / semiya payasam /vermicelli pudding. 






  • INGREDIENTS

  • Vermicelli / semiya             - 100 g
  • Condensed milk                 - 5 tbsp
  • Sugar                                 -  2 tbsp
  • Milk                                    - 1 liter  ( when using coconut milk instead of milk , then u need 2 cups of  thick coconut milk)
  • Cardamom                         - 1 , crushed
  • Cashews and raisins
  • Pistachios
  • Ghee / clarified butter


PREPARATION

  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a deep bottomed heavy pan and roast the vermicelli till golden in a low flame.
  • Then add half of the milk to this along with crushed cardamom and boil it until the vermicelli is 90% done over a low flame.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • When vermicelli is done , add the remaining milk and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Then add milkmaid and sugar . Mix well until well combined.
  • When done, remove from the flame.
  • Now heat 2 tbsp ghee in a sauce pan and fry cashews and raisins. Pour it to the prepared kheer or payasam.
  • Garnish with pistachios and Serve.
NOTE: SINCE CONDENSED MILK IS USED , THE KHEER WILL BE TOO CREAMY .  IF U PREFER LESS CONDENSED MILK,  THEN U MUST ADD SUGAR 
(HALF CUP) INSTEAD OF CONDENSED MILK.








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