Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vermicelli kheer or Semiya Payasam Recipe

Vermicelli kheer or semiya payasam (pudding) is a classic Indian dessert prepared with roasted vermicelli , milk and nuts. Normally I prepare sweet dishes only on special occasions or when I have guests or friends at home. The other day I had invited some of my daughter's friends home, so I had prepared this Vermicelli kheer for them and served it chilled. Needless to say, they enjoyed it very much. It is also one of my favourite kheer. It is creamy, delicious and also very easy to prepare. Today we will learn how to prepare semiya payasam following this easy recipe.

vermicelli payasam-semiya payasamFind the odd one out!! (just kidding)

Semiya Payasam-Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam-Vermicelli Kheer

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Kheer
 Recipe CuisineIndian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Milk - 5 cups
   Vermicelli/Semiya - 75 grams or 1/2 cup +2 tbsp
   Sugar -1/2 cup (or as required)
   Cashew nuts - 8 - 10
   Cardamom - 3-4 ( powder it)
   Raisins -10 -15
   Ghee ( clarified butter) - 1 tbsp


semiya payasam-vermicelli kheer
Preparation

Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a pan and roast Vermicelli/semiya until light golden brown. Remove and keep it aside.

In the same pan, heat some more ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins separately. Keep it aside.

Powder cardamom with a tsp of sugar and keep it ready.

Method 

Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan, then add the roasted vermicelli to it and cook on medium heat until it becomes soft. Keep stirring it to prevent it from getting burnt. (I used 3.5% fat milk)

Then add sugar and stir until it dissolves.

Then add cardamom powder, cashew nuts and raisins.

Vermicelli kheer is ready to be served. It can be served hot or chilled according to individual preferences.

As it cools the kheer will become thick. You can add hot or cold milk to adjust the consistency of the kheer before serving.

Tips - To make the kheer more tastier, I powdered a little roasted cashew nuts coarsely and added to the kheer while adding the other cashew nuts. This is optional.

Use thick semiya/vermicelli for payasams. I used MTR vermicelli.

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51 comments:

  1. This one looks very good. Kids will love these cute decorations. This is my sons fav kheer. Nicely presented

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  2. Oh..delicious. i am getting the cravings right now.. btw nice presentation...

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  3. Padhu,,all payasam looks delicious,,,in the cups all payasams are smiling after having this we all give big smile ahh..

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  4. thats looks really awesome dear...as usual v creative presentations...payasam looks v inviting!

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  5. Payasam looks very tempting, lovely presentation.

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  6. Payasam looks very tempting, lovely presentation.

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  7. பாயசம் மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...போட்டோஸும் சூப்பர்ப்...

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  8. Yummy payasam,one of my favourite...

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  9. I love this kheer and it's so well presented.

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  10. Hey Padhu..lovely payasam dear...nice decor too...

    Love
    KS

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  11. Even i luv this kheer very much...like ur presentation.

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  12. wow wat a creativity,love the presentation...kheer is delicious...

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  13. Wow, that is tempting, can I have a bowl please, I love it and used to called it pulu payasam :)!!, lovely presentation, thanks for the comments in my blog dear

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  14. Looks at that smiley payasam. Yummy.

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  15. love the kheer and your presentation too!

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  16. Wat a beautiful payasam, thanks for sending Padhu..

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  17. what a cute little presentation. looks yummy!

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  18. my fav payasam, looks tempting with those cute clicks!

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  19. Hi Padhu

    What a wonderful looking pic of semiya payasam. Must have tasted delicious.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. WOW!! Great presentation..lovely payasam..

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  21. padhu,

    yummy payasam.Presentation looks nice

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  22. Payasam looks awesome Padhu...very tempting clicks :)

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  23. My favorite Padma.I love all type of sweets.Thanks for ur comforting words.

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  24. your presentation brings a smile on my face.. it looks super cute and delicious.

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  25. What a smiling payasam--please pass me a cup.Lovely presentation Padhu.

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  26. Evergreeen payasam, loved the presentation.

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  27. This is lovely one .. even i have the same recipe post.... Yummy:-)

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  28. I love semiya payesam very much and cannot resist myself. Payesam looks delicious and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

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  29. hahaha what a delicious semiya payasam.
    i feel the payasam is laughing ..nice decoration..nice click too..hey i am going to have all the 5 bowls of payasam..ok
    nice pic..awesome presentation..

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  30. Classic kheer...loved your mat too ;-)

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  31. Hi there, I have been following your blog for sometime and I am so glad I do...whenever I visit your blog...it lifts my spirits...like this semia payasam...it looks its smiling...so inviting!

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  32. Semiya payasam is my fav, urs looks so creamy and delicious.

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  33. hi Padhu....really i love you blog especially your garnishes...i think we have so much to learn from u...:)...following you friend...:)

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  34. I am sure the kids enjoyed the kheer and the way you presented it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

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  35. Can i grab one happy face, they are cute and tasty!

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  36. Love the way u present them! Too good. This semiya payasam reminds me the weddings and functions we attend without which the lunch would be incomplete.

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  37. love this dessert as it is the most simple one to make

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  38. Lovely and yum,...didnt get your blog update in mine thats y missed this one...

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  39. kheer is my fav, although not all types, the vermicelli is my fav..love ur presentation as always:)

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  40. hmhm looks so yummy esp the with that happy face presentation Padu:)

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  41. i love payasam i like the sweeness its really yummy i will made this in home

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  42. ooo,,love these little smilies,,

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  43. wow.. pics are superb. looks yummy!

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  44. Awesome decoration!!! i too tried it today and it was yummy.. And i must say i tried your peas pulav recipe with carrot raitha for lunch today and it came out well too.

    I m a big fan of you now.. all time reading your recipes and trying it out :) :)
    Thanks a ton, keep posting more.

    - Priya

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  45. Love to eat kheer.. thanks for the recipe..

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  46. Can u pls post the recipe of pineapple payasam if u know it...

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  47. I've found many of your recipes easy to follow. Thanks Padma! :-)

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