June 16, 2007


This week I have posted one rice dish, gravy and one non veg dry item. Now I am posting a sweet dessert, I think then only the brunch will complete, right?. So here is simple, quick and easy dessert recipe:

Semiya Payasam:
Cooking time: 20mts
Cuisine : Andhra
Serves : 3

4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup water
1.5 cup roasted vermicelli (semiya)
2 tbsp roasted cashewnuts
1 tbsp raisins
1/2 tsp elachi powder
sugar as per taste

1. Boil the milk and water (mixed) in a thick bottom vessel, once boil add roasted vermicelli on medium flame.

2. Cook till vermicelli completely comes to tender, then add sugar, mix, cook for few more seconds on low heat, add elachi powder, roasted cashew nuts and raisins. Turn off the heat. Serve hot.

Note: 1. If you have normal vermicelli, then before boiling the milk, heat 1/2 tsp ghee, in that fry the normal vermiceeli till light golden color.

2. Add heat one more tsp ghee, fry the cashew nuts and raisins till light golden color and keep aside.
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  1. Hi Jyothi, a question: why do you add water to the milk?

  2. Beautiful Photo, which attracted me immediately.Scrumptious!!Enjoy:)

  3. One of the favorite dish….Your Kheer looks delicious my dear.
    I need one cup....plz send immediately...my mouth is watering....Enjoy your weekend.:)

  4. Anytime is payasam time :)Enjoy!!

  5. that looks so tasty, lovely payasam.
    BTW, I've not been able to access ur page for a couple of days, takes very long to load, have you made any changes to it? I don't want to miss out on ur yummy recipes!

  6. @Hi SRA, totally I don't like to use whole milk, because of fat. Its an optional. If you want, you can skip the water. Thanks for dropping by.

    @Hi Asha, thanks a lot.

    @Hi Kajal, come and have it. Taste and tell me. Thanks.

  7. @Hi Jyothsna, thanks for dropping by. Keep on visiting.

    @Hi Richa, Now-a-days, I didn't made any changes in my site. From my side, there is no problem. Anyway I will check once again. Thanks for dropping by.

  8. This brings back such warm memories. My mom used to make this for us on Friday evenings as a treat. You have inspired to me try making some.

  9. loved all the recipes dear. looks delciious!

  10. hi jyo this is my favorite dish..looking grt....

  11. @Hi Cynthia, thanks a lot for your valuable comments.

    @Hi Roopa, thanks for dropping by. Keep on coming.

    @Hi Shanti, even this is my favorite dish too. Thanks a lot.

  12. Missed loads of stuff ....I love your kheer

  13. @Hi Jenn, thanks for dropping by. Keep on visiting.

    @Hi Deepa, thanks a lot. Keep on visiting.