Jan 1, 2023

Semiya Payasam /Vermicelli Kheer


Semiya Payasam /Vermicelli Kheer are a very popular traditional south Indian dessert, which is prepared at all special occasions. A preparation of milk and vermicelli sweetened with sugar. It has rich and creamy texture.. It is a very simple to make, healthy dessert. It can be made using low fat milk

Vermicelli                                  : 1 cup (broken into small strips)
Whole Milk                                : 1 ½ cup
Evaporated milk                        – 1 tin
Sugar                                        : 1/2 cup or to your taste
Ghee                                          : 2 tbsp.
Raisins                                       : few
Cashew nuts                               : few
 green cardamoms                       
6-7 no. (peeled and powdered)

  • Boil the milk in a nonstick or heavy bottom sauce pan.
  • Simmer and stir every now and then, till it reduces to almost half the quantity. Stir almost constantly to avoid the milk getting burnt. Simmering the milk may take a while, but it is the safest way to tastefully thicken the milk.
  • Heat the ghee and fry raisins and cashews till light brown in color, remove and keep it aside for later use. 
  • Roast the vermicelli in the remaining ghee till it turns to light golden color. 
  • When they slightly change the color, add them to the milk, along with all the roasted dry fruits , nuts and evaporated milk .
  • Cook on a low heat for about 10 minutes or until the vermicelli become soft. (Keep stirring at regular intervals so that no lumps are formed).
  • Add sugar and cook for couple of minutes until all sugar is dissolved.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well and allow it to boil. Turn the heat off..
  • Yummy Payasam is ready. Let this get cooled to room temperature. Refrigerate it later and eat it chilled. 
Low fat version Use 2% milk and low fat  Evaporated milk  . Reduce nuts

Tip - 
  • The payasam/Kheer normally tends to get thick as it cools down or when chilled in the fridge. Pour little milk or cream and microwave them for a couple of minutes before serving.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Yogurt Rice Tempered with Spices and. Pomegranate.   This moist, pleasantly seasoned rice and yogurt dish in the South Indian ...