The word "Payasam" was termed from sanskrit word, "Peeyusham" which also means "Amrutham" or "Nectar". It is a traditional food of South Indians. It is prepared on all special occasions like festivals, marriages, birthdays, etc. Some people give this to kids as their first food.
I dont like sweets, but yesterday, I was craving for it. No chocolates was at home... so did this and quenched my 'sweet thirst' ;)
Since I wanted to have it quickly, I tried this in microwave, it came out well, except I have put more sugar. So I will give you the correct measurements.
Vermicelli(Semia) roasted - 1 cup
Milk - 4-5 cups (as liquid required)
Sugar - 4-5 tablespoons
Cardamom fine powder - 1 teaspoon
Cashews / Pista / Badam - few, for seasoning
Raisins - few, for seasoning
Ghee - 1 tablespoon (optional)
If you do not have roasted vermicelli, roast the plain one in little ghee and keep aside.
Roast cashews, raisins in ghee and keep aside. I used plain ones, it was good.
Add roasted vermicelli, milk, sugar, cardamom powder, cashews, raisins to a microwave container.
Mix well and heat it for 2 minutes. Remove, stir well and cook for 10-12 minutes. Stir well to avoid vermicelli lumps, every 2 minutes .
Increase the cooking time if you find it watery or add more milk / water if it is too thick.
Once it is done, have it hot/cold .... you will feel the heaven ;)
Cooking time : 20 minutes
serves 3-4 persons
I am sending this entry and below mentioned previous entries to Sweet Series - cool desserts hosted by Mythreyee.
My previous posts:
Hibiscus Milk : Click for recipe
Mango Milkshake : Click for recipe
Phirni : Click for recipe
Have a nice weekend Friends !!!