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Friday, April 13, 2012

Paal Payasam / Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer - Tamil New Year special

I am wishing  my viewers,friends and all my well wishers a "Happy Tamil New Year "
Paal Payasam is a traditional South Indian dessert,which occupies a significant space in festive menu. We are offered these payasams,right from our childhood. So we have developed great love for this dessert .  How many of you are aware ,that the best companion of payasam ,is Pappad . I doest know about this combo , till I came to my In law's house.When I saw my H and their family crushed pappad in payasam and had it, I was quite  puzzled. When I tried my hand in breaking the pappad and having it, I was totally indulged in its taste. One can have a crunchy and creamy payasam in a single sip. Right after that,I  always fry pappad for payasam. Wanna give it a try ? Come and have it .

Ingredients:
1.Vermicelli           -        1/2 cup
2.Sugar                 -         3/4 cup
3.Water                -          1 cup
4.Milk                  -           1 cup
5.Coconut milk     -          1/2 cup (optional)
6.cardamom pwdr -         a pinch
7.Salt                    -         a pinch

For garnishing:
1.Cashews            -        1 tbsp
2.Raisins                -        1 tbsp
3.Saffron                -        a pinch (optional)
4.Ghee                   -        2 tbsp
Served in a traditional way.
Method:
* Take a pan,add ghee .
* Fry the cashews to golden brown.
* Remove, cahews and fry the raisins ,till it blows like a balloon.
* In the same pan,fry the vermicelli ,till it becomes golden.
* When the vermicelli is fried,remove it and keep it aside.
* Now add water to the pan and bring it to boil.
* Add the fried vermicelli and cook it covered.
* When the vermicelli is half cooked,add ,milk and simmer the stove.
* Let vermicelli cook fully in low heat.Add sugar and cardamom pwdr.
* When the payasam comes to right consistancy,add the coconut milk and garnish with fried raisins , cashew nuts and turn off the stove.
* Some prefer to have bit watery payasam.So we can add the milk accordingly.
* Serve with pappadams.
Creamy Payasam !!!
Notes:
* We can also cook vermicelli in milk,without adding water.It will require lot of milk.
* Coconut milk can be replaced with a tbsp of condensed milk.
* Saffron is purely optional.I have added it to give my payasam a yellow touch.
* We can alo add sabudhana to this payasam.
* I have added 3/4 cup sugar,if u want ,u can cut it down to half cup.It depends on ur taste.

17 comments:

Anu said...

semiya payasam looks delicious, Happy new year.

Suja Manoj said...

Wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year dear..creamy and yummy payasam

Shobha said...

Happy new year !
Nice payasam and I see some paan & supari too.
Missing all that here in Brazil.

R said...

looks yummy, happy tamil new year to u and ur loved ones!

Turmeric n Spice said...

happy new year to you !! lovely paysam

Sharmilee! :) said...

Slurrp...yummy looking payasam

Vardhini said...

Nicely presented payasam. Happy new year.

Vardhini
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Priya said...

Omg, super rich and delicious payasam, happy tamil new year wishes..

maha said...

delicious inviting
maha

Vimitha Anand said...

Wish u a happy new year too dear.. The payasam looks so creamy and perfect

Ramya said...

Creamy and yummy payasam!

Ambreen said...

Happy Tamil New Year to you! This looks wonderful.

Jaleela Kamal said...

looks yummy

Priyas Feast said...

Nice click on pal payasam..Belated Tamil year,savitha..

umabhaskar said...

When to add sugar

umabhaskar said...

When to add sugar

Savitha Ganesan said...

Always add sugar at the end.

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