Semiya Payasam ( Vermicelli kheer )

A simple delicious quick to make dessert or kheer as it is also called is  the vermicelli  /semiya  payasam. A dish prepared easily regularly for most festival lunches.

Ingredients :

1 cup roasted fine vermicelli/semiya
 3  cups thick whole milk.
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp fried cashewnuts
1 tbsp roasted raisins.
Pinch of cardamom powder


In a heavy pan , add the milk to boil gently. Cook the roasted vermicelli first with little milk, then add the entire quantity to cook with the vermicelli , add sugar and cardamom powder  when the payasam seems to thicken.
Garnish with the fried cashewnuts and raisins.
Adding some condensed milk will enrich taste  of the payasam to a creamy rich texture. If adding condensed milk , also reduce quantity of sugar .


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