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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

semiya-payasam
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous NEW YEAR Party!! 2012 has been a great year for this blog, has come a long way with all you support. Thank you friends for your continuous support and all your comments, suggestions, appreciations. Let me start this new year with a sweet post – Semiya Payasam/ vermicelli Payasam. I already have a microwave version of vermicelli payasam. But wanted to post this basic recipe in my blog for a long time. So made and clicked this last week. I have given the basic recipe here, but we can do a lot of improvisations to this to make it in your own style. Refer the Notes section for some ideas. And as of now you all would have noticed the change in the looks of my blog, yes! I gave a NEW look to my blog for this New yearBlushing. Thanks to Vj who made this possibleHappy. I still have few changes to make, which I will do slowly one by one.
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Semiya payasam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Dessert

Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 3

Ingredients


Semiya/ Vermicelli  1/2 cup heaped 
Sugar  1/2 cup levelled 
Milk  1/2 cup 
Ghee  2 tsp 
Cashew nuts  6 
Raisins(optional)  12 
Elachi  1 
Salt  a pinch 
Water  2 cups 

Method

  1. Heat a pan, add ghee and fry cashews into golden yellow in colour. If using raisins, fry them as well in ghee until it fluffs up. Keep aside. In the same pan, roast vermicelli in Medium-low flame with constant stirring.1-semiya
  2. The vermicelli should turn golden here and there. Set aside. Bring water to boil in a large bowl Add the roasted vermicelli. Cook for 4-5 minutes until soft.2-semiya
  3. Add sugar. Powder the elachi and add to it. The cooked vermicelli turns transparent at this stage. Boil for 2 minutes. Add the milk.3-semiya 
  4. Add milk and bring to boil. Boil for a minute, add a small pinch of salt and switch off the stove. As it cools down, it gets thicker. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.4-semiya 

Notes

  • The payasam recipe given here will give you a ‘Spoonable’ Payasam. As it cools down, it gets thicker. So if you want ‘Drinkable ’payasam, add more milk accordingly. 
  • You can serve hot or cold. You can add rose essence in place of elachi if you like.
  • If you want to make the payasam more richer, reduce sugar and you can add condensed milk. Or evaporated milk also can be added.
  • Instead of cooking vermicelli in water, you can use milk to cook it. Makes it more rich.
  • The ratio for cooking vermicelli in water for this payasam is 1 : 4. That is if you take one cup of vermicelli, boil and cook in 4 cups of water (just a guideline for beginners)

The evergreen semiya payasam is ready! I love it both hot and cold. Pure deliciousness!

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47 comments:

  1. Delicious and yummy looking kheer. Perfect start to 2013.
    Deepa

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  2. Happy New Year Raji!! thats a cool layout,love the purple color anytime-very girlish!! and loved the logo wid the coffee inside,too good..Nice n yummy kheer..

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  3. i love the new look ! gr8 and wishing ur family a very happy new year

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  4. what is the salt for???? and when to add it???

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    1. Oops, forgot to mention it, will edit to add. Its added to enhance the sweetness.

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  5. great way to start 2013! love the cups also.. Happy new year to you and ur family Raji
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  6. love the new header and especially the colours. happy new year raks :)

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  7. Love the new look of your space Raji! A very happy new year to you and your family..Delicious pasayam

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  8. happy new year to you too ....nice fresh lay out

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  9. Happy new year! Love the new look and the preparation.

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  10. Lovely Layout Raji.. Great start for the new year !!! Delicious payasam !

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  11. Raks its been ages that i had this payasam..you have tempted me so much :) looks perfect

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  12. Hi Raji, Wish you a great new year ahead! :)
    The website design is cool!

    Cheers - Bhavani

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  13. Happy new year Raji. Nice layout.

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  14. looks so tempting dear...
    Wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year:)

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  15. awesome....
    happy new year to you too!

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  16. delicious and so authentic Raji!!! love your logo and the new header!!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - SYF&HWS - Ginger

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  17. yummy traditional payasam .... loved your new header and purple color logo.... very neat....

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  18. Very inviting and you start this year with yummy payasam. Happy new year to you.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2012/12/uzhunnu-vada-methu-vada-urad-dal-savory.html

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  19. Very Yummy looking payasam!

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  20. hai all please do visit my blog and leave your comments ...to keep my blog rolling i need your encouragement and support....

    http://vidhyaskitchen.blogspot.sg/

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  21. Gosh! I've just had my dinner and am craving for some delicious semiya payasam now! Beautiful clicks.

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  22. delicious and tempting...Ongoing event : Fast food - poha and Know your dairy- Milk events in my blog

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  23. absolutely awesome...wish you a fantastic 2013..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  24. Love this payasam very much,inviting.

    Happy new year wishes to you and your family.

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  25. happy new year raks love the new look.

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  26. Wow...the new header looks great, this is my fav payasam...looks delicious!!!
    Wishing U a very happy & prosperous 2013!!

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  27. Web design is good.Payasam looks yummy.Happy New Year.

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  28. Wow. God I had to type wow twice. Looks like I am eating alphabets too now.

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  29. Anytime fav payasam...Nice layout and colors too ! :)

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  30. Super tempting payasam and beautiful layout of the blog. Happy New year to u all

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  31. thanks for all your recipies and especially this one. The only time I can eat payasam is when my husband buy a ready mix packet. I'm a French woman married to an Indian coming from Pondicherry. He always refers to special dishes but he never makes them because either he didn't watch his mother do them, or his mother just bought them ready made.

    your blog is going to be very useful to me.

    Thanks again

    Thanks again

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  32. thanks for all your recipies and especially this one. The only time I can eat payasam is when my husband buy a ready mix packet. I'm a French woman married to an Indian coming from Pondicherry. He always refers to special dishes but he never makes them because either he didn't watch his mother do them, or his mother just bought them ready made.

    your blog is going to be very useful to me.

    Thanks again

    Thanks again

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  33. hi Raks yummy Payasam. Thanks for the Recipe. I have a Question. Do we need to follow 1:4 (Semiya:Milk) ratio if we boil Semiya in Milk? after boiling, Do we need to add more milk at end? Please Clarfy. Thanks

    Regards,
    Usha

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  34. kanditt kazhkan thonnanu...

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  35. can you send me the recipie to ma mail?

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    1. What's ur mail ID? You can also subscribe all the recipes to your mailbox by clicking on the mail icon on the top right and enter ur mail ID.

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  36. Truly delicious pasayam and i like all ur recipes. When u r free please have a look into my blog.thanks

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  37. I'm a newbie at cooking n am awed by making all the rasam, sambhar n stuff. While Amma helped with all tha stuff initially, with patience n practice I am now able to handle the evryday cooking. However, my husband's request for palak paneer sent me scuttling towards goggle n thats when i stumbled upon ur blog. Well suffice it say that ur's is now a bookmarked page on my laptop.
    Well today is my hubby birthday so I decided a very traditional sweet for the ocassion, n have made the semiya payasam. Well in my husband's words it is perfect, the texture n the sweetness too. So thank you very much.
    Well i a qus i.e why the salt in end n a request is plz plz plz put up a recipe for peas mushroom I kinda dint get the other recipe right bt truly i like ur way of cooking so much so plz.
    P.S. The palak paneer was a hit so much so that my mum who has hardly (once) made paneer recipes now wants to try it she was impressed. Thank You

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  38. i tried it, its so nice taste ,,, i love it , especially the one who made it so lovely person , :D

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  39. i tried it, its so nice taste, i love it , especially the one who made it so lovely person, one more (love it, love The chef) :D

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  40. Hi Raks,
    Can you tell me what quantity of condensed milk is to be used instead of sugar ?

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  41. Hi Raks,
    Can you tell me what quantity of condensed milk is to be used instead of sugar ?

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    1. 1/2 cup might be enough, but taste and adjust accordingly

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  42. Hi,
    I tried this out today and it came out perfect. Thanks!!

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  43. Hi,
    Good food and awesome clicks. I jus wanted to know what vessel it is. It looks like glass. But it doesn't conduct heat know??????? Enlighten me pls.

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