Introduction: Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer / Worm Pudding
Kheer is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian Subcontinent, made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds. It is a traditional Indian Dessert, which we usually make it for all festivals. It is rich, creamy and delicious dessert. I have made this with semiya/vermicelli. It can also be made with Cream of wheat/Sooji/Rava.
Step 1: Ingredients
1/2 cup - Vermicelli
1/2 cup - Sugar
2 cup - Milk
1/2 cup - Water
1 - Elachi / Cardamom
1 tbsp - Ghee / Clarified butter
Some cashews and raisins
A pinch of Salt
Step 2: Method
Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame. Fry cashew and raisin till it turn to golden brown. Then set aside.
Fry vermicelli in the same pan for 2 minutes or till it turn to golden brown here and there. Set aside.
In the same pan, bring water to boil. Add fried vermicelli, sugar, elachi into it and cook till it become soft and transparent.
Now add milk into it and bring to boil. Add a pinch a salt, give a stir and switch off the flame.
It will become thicken once it cooled down. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.
Serve hot or cold according to the individual preference.
If kheer became too thick, add hot or cold milk to adjust the consistency of kheer before serving.