Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Semiya Payasam/ Vermicelli Payasam




My daughter’s date of birth was last week. She completed 7 years. She was so excited about celebrating her birthday. She was eagerly counting the days left for her birthday, since August. On her birthday we had a small celebration and she was very happy and content.

Now, today is her star birthday, I had been telling her about it for the past 2 days. But every time I made a mention about it, she answered that her birthday has already gone by. By no means was she ready to accept that today is also her birthday.  She followed routine and went to school as usual without giving any extra importance to this special day of hers. Anyways, her grandparents, decided to do some pujas in her name, in the temples nearby and I decided to prepare our family favorite Payasam. She is yet to taste it :)



What you’ll need
  1. Vermicelli – 1 cup
  2. Milk – 5 cup (1 liter)
  3. Sugar – 1 cup
  4. Green Cardamom – 5
  5. Cashew nuts – 10
  6. Raisins – 15
  7. Ghee/Clarified Butter – 2 tsp

Method
  1. Dry roast the vermicelli in a Kadai till it starts browning slightly.
  2. Add about 2 cups of water to this vermicelli and let it boil until almost done.
  3. Remove from heat. Strain immediately through a colander and pour some cold water over it. Set aside.
  4. In a heavy bottomed vessel, boil the milk and let it simmer on low flame for about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir once in a while to avoid burning.
  5. Add the vermicelli and boil for another 5 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add sugar, stir well and simmer for about 7 to 8 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Heat a small frying pan with ghee and fry the cashewnuts and raisins. Add it to the prepared Payasam.
  9. Crush the green cardamom coarsely and add it to the Payasam.




Delicious Payasam is ready. Serve warm or cold.



27 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very tempting and yummy payasam. Beautiful presentation too

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow very yummilicious payasam... so so yummy most favorite for me... n birthday wishes to your pretty daughter...
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Priya Satheesh said...

Happy birthday to ur daughter...Lovely presentation....Yummy!!!

PT said...

beautiful presentation..

Swasthi said...

loved the way you presented Kaveri. looks delicious

Roshni said...

beautiful click kaveri.. this used to be my fav payasam growing up.. amma used to make it every bday

Rafeeda said...

wishes to your little one!!! this is an interesting way of making semiya payasam... never heard of cooking it seperately... and love the way the semiya looks... will try out soon!!!

Prathima Rao said...

This kheer is always a fav...Nice presentation..
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Vineetha said...

Belated birthday wishes to your daughter..I guess my son and ur daughters birthdays are close,his was on 23 rd sep :) Payasam looks super yummy...I made paal payasam for his birthday :)

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Looks delicious, yummy dessert, my fav one.

Today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/chicken-stew-bengali-style.html

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummilicious and creamy payasam dear... Belated wishes to the girl...

Neha said...

Wishes to your little princess....Payasam looks delicious..
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Sravs said...

Nice yummy and tasty pay as am !!!!

divya said...

It's finger licking delicious & tempting..

Swathi Iyer said...

Happy birthday to your princess, wishing her all the happiness in the world . This semiya paysasm is delicious. My easy go dish.

Rashida Shaikh said...

Could you please pass me a glass, looks delicious!

Uma Ramanujam said...

Birthdays are very special to all kids. :-) Belated wishes to her. Payasam is a great treat for the birthday. no doubt.

Archana said...

Happy Birthday to your princess. Lovely payasam.
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Julie said...

wow,yummy payasam to celebrate your sweetie's birthday dear..Belated birthday wishes to her,Payasam looks delish!!
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Priya said...

Delicious and our family favourite payasam, prefect for celebration, wishing her a happy birthday star birthday.

Vidhya said...

Belated birthday wishes to your little one. Little ones doesn't get it when we try to celebrate two birthdays,its the same in my house too,each year I have to explain what a star birthday is. Semiya Payasam had always been my birthday payasam when I was a kid and I too follow the same. Payasam looks so creamy and yummy.

SouthIndianHome said...

I made this payasam just today. What a co incidence..
My belated birthday wishes to your daughter.

Anonymous said...

The payasam looks delicious...Wishing your little princess a very happy Birthday

Reshmi Mahesh said...

B'day wishes to your princess....Semiya payasam looks creamy and delicious...Hope your kid enjoyed it...

Hema said...

Very beautiful presentation, am sure your little one enjoyed it..

Sangeetha said...

I know that m too late to wish Her, but its better to be late than never...right?! So my hearty belated birthday wishes:-) semiya payasam is our family fav too...my mom too makes this for my every bday :)
U have made it perfectly- not too thick n not too thin, looks tempting..,nice clicks Kaveri!!

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