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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vermicelli Paal Payasam / Semiya Paal Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer

updated pic-6/17/13
           This is my Guest Post for Kalyani(Mom Chef) of Sizzling Tastebuds. I was so excited and delighted when Kalyani asked me to share a recipe for her guest post series. Thank you Kalyani for me giving such a wonderful opportunity. Its really more exciting to see our own recipe/post on other blog in guest post form. I feel so honored to featured on her space with a special notes. Once again thank you so much.
Keeping the festival season in mind I decided to share my family favorite sweet recipe "Vermicelli Paal Payasam".  I make this often for all special occasions. Very simple and delicious recipe too.


Ingredients
  1. Milk 4 cups(i used low fat milk)
  2. Vermicelli 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar 1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom 4 pods(crushed)
  5. Saffron 2 strands or yellow color a small pinch
  6. Raisins       2 tbsp or to taste
  7. Cashew nuts    3 tbsp or to taste
  8. Fresh coconut pieces    1-2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  9. Ghee/oil     2-3 tsp

  10. To dry roast and grind (this is optional, for extra rich taste & flavor)
  11. Cashew nuts 6 no.s 
  12. Pistachio/Almonds 4 no.s ( i used pistachios)

We love Payasam with Dal vada or Medhu Vada. I like to eat vada dipped in payasam, truly divine!! Try it :)
Method
  • First dry roast cahsew and pista in a pan for a minute and then grind it to a fine coarse powder and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee/oil and cashew nuts, chopped coconut pieces and roast till golden brown and transfer to a plate and add raisins and roast and transfer to the same plate and keep aside.
  • Now to the same pan add 1/2 cup of vermicelli till golden brown and keep aside.
  • Add 4 cups of milk in a nonstick/heavy bottomed vessel and bring to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling  add roasted vermicelli and stir well. Saffron or color powder can be added at this stage.
  • Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, vermicelli should not get cooked completely 3/4th or little more is enough. If you cook vermicelli completely then your payasam will be sticky and turn to kanji.
  • After that add sugar and stir well, cook till sugar dissolves completely and raw smell leaves.
  • Then add cardamom powder mix and add ground nuts powder(if using) and stir well.
  • Again bring to boil in medium heat once starts boiling then remove from the stove and keep aside.
  • Lastly add add roasted nuts, coconut & raisins.
  • That's it...Delicious and Yummy Vermicelli Paal Payasam is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot or chilled. Both taste awesome with some Hot vadas.


Notes:
In the updated pic, the payasam was made without using the roasted nuts powder & added roasted coconut pieces for garnishing.
If ur payasam thickens then add milk and adjust to desired consistency.
If u feel ur payasam to be thin then add nuts powder or milk powder to get rich and creamy payasam.


22 comments:

  1. Paal Payasam looks absolutely rich,delicious and irresistible..

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  2. i have never eaten a medu vada dipped in payasam.. its like sweet and spicy! yummm
    loved your spring onion chutney.. i have to try it for sure!

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  3. delicious looking payasam looks wonderful

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  4. Delicious looking payasam...congratz dear!!

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  5. lovely combo Sangee,feel like grabbing the platter.Simple and delicious payasam for the special occasions....

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  6. very delicious payasam n yummy vada..looks tempting

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  7. vada nd payasam..never tried this combo...sounds interesting..

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  8. never tried this combo..sounds interesting..

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  9. Vadai n payasam is my fav combination too...slurp yummy creamy paysam

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  10. Just saw your post on Kalyani's space...Nice post..Hey this Vada dipped in Payasam is a new combination of eating.

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  11. Looks great. Payasam is tempting!

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  12. wow, vadai dipped in payasam is really making me drool :)

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  13. Creamy, yummy payasam!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. my favourite dessert.. looks yummy..

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  15. I love this payasam,eating with vada sounds yumm.

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  16. Congrats Sangee for the guest post :) Great going dear..lovely payasam and its new to me that vadas are dipped in payasam...will surely try that next time :)

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  17. I love your blog and style so much that I'm really happy for you ... and those food looks totally yummy.

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  18. Masala vada and payasam must make a great combo..Oo why didn't I try that yet:-( The tumbler looks soo adorable!!!and so does the payasam:-)

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  19. payasam looks absolutely delicious n yummy !

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  20. Congrats on your guest post...payasam is so delicious..love the clicks..you have a wonderful blog and I'm happy to follow..

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  21. thanks so much for linking this amazing payasam to Jingle All The Way. Looks lovely! :)
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    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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