Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sago and Vermicelli Kheer / Semiya javvarisi payasam

A mouth watering south indian delicasy.My kids use to call this " balls n noodles " payasam.


Ingredients :


Sago / Tapioca pearls -1/4 cup
vermicelli ( fried )  - 1/4 cup
sugar - 3/4 cup ( if condensed milk is not used , u can add 1 whole cup of Sugar )
Full Cream Milk - 3 !/2 cup
Condensed Milk - 1/4 cup
Cardamom - 1 tsp ( powdered )
Ghee - 5 Tbsp
Raisins - 2  Tbsp
Cashewnuts - 2 Tbsp ( broken ) 
Saffron - 1/2 tsp ( optional )




Method

  1. Grind the cardamom with the sugar to a fine powder, sieve and keep aside. 
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins till light brown. 
  3. Heat the remaining ghee in a vessel and slightly roast the sago. Add ½ cup water stirring vigorously.cook for 10 mins.
  4. Add Vermicelli ,pour the milk and cook till it becomes transparent and soft. Keep stirring to avoid lumps.
  5. Then add sugar and mix well till it dissolves.
  6. Add Condensed milk and continue simmering till reaches the desired consistency.
  7. Add saffron.Cook for 2 more mins
  8. Garnish with fried cashew nuts and Raisins.
  9. Serve it hot or chilled

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