Semiya ( Vermicelli ) Payasam for Onam & Onam Greetings
Posted Aug 16 2010 12:11am
Semiya ( Vermicelli ) Payasam
Preparation time : 15 minutes Cooking time : 35 minutes Serves : 8 - 12 dessert cups
1/2 cup /4 oz / 100 g semiya ( vermicelli ) 3/4 cup sugar ( 150 g - 175 g or to taste ) 4 cup / 32 oz / 800 ml milk ( do not dilute with water ) 1/2 tea spoon ghee ( for frying vermicelli ) 1 tablespoon ghee ( for frying frying cashew nuts and raisins ) 1 tablespoon cashew nuts ( split ) 1 tablespoon raisins A pinch of cardamom powder
1, Heat ghee in a frying pan. Fry vermicelli on a low heat for 7- 10 minutes or till golden color. Stir continuously. Keep aside.
2, Heat 1 tablespoon ghee and separately fry cashew nuts and raisins on a low heat till golden color. Store in an airtight container.
3, Bring milk to boil in a heavy - bottomed vessel or non - stick saucepan. Add fried vermicelli, cover with a lid and cook / simmer for 10 - 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4, Add sugar and cook / simmer again for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. You can find a reduction in the quantity and a slight change in the color.... Remove from the heat . Keep aside for 15 minutes. Add fried cashew nuts and raisins. Sprinkle cardamom powder. Serve hot or cold.