Friday, November 23, 2007

Thin Vermicelli Kheer

DSC02800 (2) There is'nt anybody in India who has not tasted this dessert. Known as "Kheer" in North and Payasam in South, this is one famous dessert of India. Easy to make yet delicious in taste.

This is one of my favourite desserts. So this is my entry for What's Your Favourite(WYF) - Dessert created by SnackOrama,
DSC02800 (3) Kheer can be made with rice or vermicelli. Here I'm using the thin(almost looks like hair width) vermicelli. Though it takes lot of time to cook, the preparation is quite simple.

Roasted Thin Vermicelli(Available in Indian grocery stores)
Milk 4 cups
Evapourated milk - 1 tin
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Saffron - 1/2 tsp
Cardamon powder from 4 pods
Salt - a pinch
Raisins & Cashews roasted in Ghee.

DSC02807 (2) Procedure:
Boil the milk and simmer till the reduce to half.
Now add the vermicelli which instantly gets cooked in 5 to 10 minutes.
Add Sugar, Cardamon powder, salt. Mix well. Add more sugar if desired sweetness.
Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
In a seperate sausepan boil the evapourated milk and then add it to the cooked kheer and mix well.
Fry the nuts and raisins in ghee and add to the above mixture.
Garnish with the Saffron if desired the flavour.
Can be served warm, chilled in the fridge for altleast an hour or even at room temperature.

DSC02800 Kheer always becomes very thick if left for sometime before serving. To make it dilute add hot evapourated milk just before serving it.


Happy cook said...

I love semiya payasam. It is one of the payasam my mom made at home.

Kribha said...

This is my hubby's fav. Looks so tempting with the nuts and raisins on the top. Nice pictures.

Cynthia said...

You have such good lighting on this photograph, Rina.

easycrafts said...

This is a favourite in our house..quick to make and very tasty

bindiya said...

How do you take such lovely and tempting pics??

bee said...

lovely pics.

Rajitha said...

ooh..yummy rina..i oe the way u have decorated it on top :)

Neelam said...

This is my favourite too!
The pictures look so tempting!

Latha Narasimhan said...

LOvely pictures! Boiling imilk tll it becomes thick gives richness to payasam! loved the bowl too! :)

Namratha said...

Looks delicious Rina, my fav payasams of all times:)

Rina said...

Thank you all.

Laavanya said...

The kheer looks very good Rina...
Extremely tempting.

Rina said...

Thanks Laavanya.