Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Tamil New Year wishes!

Any Indian festival is not completed without a simple kheer or payasam. A dessert or offering to God prepared in milk base and sugar. It could be made with rice, vermicelli, tapioca pearl even lentils! Indian ladies whip up this one with whatever they have in hand at the time.
I usually do with the super fine vermicelli my payasam, which is cooked under 3 minutes! You cannot really feel the vermicelli when u tastes it or drink it.
The vermicelli can be found in any Indian grocery store. The vermicelli is made from Pakistan.



Vermicelli payasam
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Ingredients:

Vermicelli: 1/2 cup broken in small pieces
Milk full cream: 2 + 1/2 cups
Sugar: 3/4 cup (can be increased or decreased)
Green cardamom: 3 or 4 crushed (pod removed)
Cashew: 8 to 10 broken in small pieces
Raisins: 6 to 8 raisins
Ghee (clarified butter): 2 tsp (just for frying the nuts and vermicelli)

Method:
I used the super fine vermicelli (Ahmed product of Pakistan). The vermicelli is already roasted but I fried for 2 minutes to make it crisp and aromatic ( step can be skipped if u use the roasted vermicelli)
Add the ghee in a pan, keep in medium heat, drop the cashew nuts and fry until they turn golden brown. Remove the nuts in the same ghee , add the raisins and fry until they puff.
Now if u want to clean the ghee pan, roast the vermicelli for 2 minutes.
Pour milk in saucepan, bring to boil point, add the vermicelli. I will be cooked under 3 minutes (yes they are super fine) , once they are soft, add the sugar and mix well. Keep in stove another one or 2 minutes.
Swtich off the stove, add the green cardamom, and fry nuts and raisins.
Serve hot, cold or room temperature.

If it is thick, thin it with little milk (adjust the sugar if u add more milk).


Wishing all My Tamil, Malayalee and Bengali readers a Happy New Year.

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்

80 comments:

Make the Impossible...Possible said...

I also prepared the verimicelli payasam for Vishu...What a coincidence....It's easy to prepare...

Prepared paruppu vada too...

Inniya Puthaandu Nal Vazhthukkal...

Kayal said...

Hi Cham,
Tamil Putthandu Vazhthukkal. Payasam looks so yummy. How was your new year there.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Puthandu vazhthukkal Cham. Payasam looks yummy.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள் !

LG said...

Cham, Happy New Year to you too :)

Madhu said...

Happy new year to you too..

aquadaze said...

hey cham, wish you a happy new year too! love vermicelli kheer..yum

Miri said...

Puthandu Nal Vazhthukkal!

I made semiya payasam too today...my favourite!

sowmya said...

Happy vishu to you too..payasam looks creamy and yumm..

DEESHA said...

Happy New Year,Cham. Payasam looks yumm

homecooked said...

Wish you A Happy New Year. Great way to start a New Year with something sweet :)

Ann said...

Happy New YEar Cham..we are celbrating Vishu,malyalee new year too..Btw,semiya payasa is wonderful for the day !!

notyet100 said...

wish u happy new yr too....u r so right no indian festival is complete without kheer or payasam,..lovely clicks as usual,..

Suparna said...

Hi Cham, Wish you and ur family a Happy Tamil New year!
lovely kheer! Enjoy!
TC

srikars kitchen said...

Happy Tamil new year...

Yasmeen said...

Happy New Year ,Cham.Creamy Kheer is apt for the celebration::)

Asha said...

Happy new year to you and family, sweetie, enjoy and best wishes from me to all of you! :)

Sujatha said...

Puthandu vazhthukkal Cham!!

Vermicelli payasam looks great.. :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் :)
The payasam looks yummy Cham! I should search for fine vermicilli at Indian stores and prepare payasam!

Vani said...

Happy New Year, Cham! I've seen the super-thin roasted noodles but have not tried them. Looks like it's perfect for payasas. I do buy roasted vermicelli in the thicker version for upmas and pulavs. Pre-roasted makes life simpler! :)

Pooja said...

Happy New Year to you too Cham..

Pooja said...

Payasam is looking delicious.....

Pavani said...

Happy New Year to you Cham. Vermicelli payasam looks delicious. I usually use MTR or Bambino brand vermicelli, using fine is a good idea. Will look for it in the Indian store.

Ashwini said...

Happy New Year to You and your family.

Laavanya said...

Happy Tamil New Year Cham! :)
I'm thinking of a payasam too.. not decided which one yet.

Priya said...

Hi Cham.. Iniya puthandu nal vazhuthukkal...vermicelli paayasam looks simply delicious...

Soma said...

Happy New Year (Baishakhi ) to you & your family!

My DD1 loves this vermicilli kheer. its not very common, but I think I'll make some for her today:-D Thanks!

Divya Vikram said...

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!
Payasam looks lovely..

Deepa Hari said...

Payasam looks yum Cham....Happy New Year!

Cilantro said...

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

A_and_N said...

Am making kuzhi paniyaram tonite :)

And happy new year to you too, Cham

myspicykitchen said...

happy new year Cham... can't see the picture but the recipe looks delicious...

Ushanandini said...

Happy New Year to You and your Family!
Payasam looks Yummy .........for tummy!:P

Priya said...

A very happy new year to you too Cham! The payasam looks yummy, but I have my eyes on that bowl of sundal :)

egglesscooking said...

New Year wishes to you too Cham. Even though we are telugu people since we were brought up in Chennai we too celebrate Tamil New Year. I made payatham paruppu payasam today.

n33ma said...

Looks delicious and is so easy to make.Did u make the boondhi as well?

Jamie said...

Happy New Year Cham :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Happy new year cham. The payasam surely is an all time favorite and nothing to beat it.

Vibaas said...

Puthandu vazhthukkal :)

payasam looks yummy. I mostly buy the fine vermicelli too.

Red Chillies said...

Happy New year to you Cham. The kheer looks delish!

Varsha Vipins said...

hope you had a great new yr day Cham...I made a Sadya too..:)

Madhumathi said...

Tamizh puthandu vazthukal!
your Payasam looks great..
Here mom too made vermicelli payasam and pariuppu vada.

Uma said...

A very happy New year to you and your family too dear Cham! Kheer looks so good and yummy. :)

bee said...

wish you a wonderful new year, dear cham.

Jayashree said...

Happy new year to you too.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy New Year to you and your family.....Payasam looks yum.

Prathibha said...

Hi cham
HAPPY NEW YEAR...
Nice payasam..

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love payaassams too, easy, quick and delicious dessert!

le dessert que nous faisons dés qu'il y a un heureux événement dans la maison....

Vicky Xavier. said...

Thamizh puthandu vazhthukkall dear.
Semiya payasam looks yummy. I made sarkarai pongal. Wish u and family a prosperous New Year.

Sandeepa said...

A very Happy New Year to you and your family too

Vaishali said...

Cham, a sweet beginning for the new year. Wish you and your family a lovely year ahead!

Curry Leaf said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO,CHAM.The payasam is delicious

AnuSriram said...

Lovely Payasam... Wish u a Happy New year!

Madhavi said...

Hi Cham,

Happy New Year to you and your family :))

raaji said...

Happy new year cham.....
we too made this payasam for ugadi...

Archy said...

Love vermicelli pasayasa !! Looks so gud.. Happy new year Cham !!

Sanghi said...

Wishes for you too cham.. Yummy payasam. do check the FIL roundup!

Subhie Arun said...

Happy new year cham...ur kheer looks yummy...

Anand said...

Kheeeeeeerrrr...oh man....I cud kill for it. Lol.

A_and_N said...

Ok made the kuzhi paniyaram. Loved it. We made less and skipped the onions. Had it with pudina chutney! :)

Pooja said...

Cham you have something waiting at my blog..

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Happy New year Cham. Vermicelli payasam looks yummy.It is my favorite.

Sia said...

belated Ugadi wishes to u too Cham :)

Premyscakes said...

happy newyear cham, payasam looks yummy.

ARUNA said...

Hi Cham, Payasam looks yummyyyyyy.Belated new yr wishes.

Vaishali said...

A happy new year to you and your family, dear Cham.

Vanamala said...

Same payasam i made on tamil new year.. Belated tamil new year

Pooja said...

We love vermicellie kheer two ways- warm/slurpy and cold/thick. Happy new year dear!

Raaga said...

Happy New Year!

I made rava payasam on Tuesday :)

Chitra said...

payasam looks great cham.I cant do this at home becoz my hubby hates this.Iam craving for some;)

Suma Rajesh said...

one of my fav dessert..looks mouthwtering cham..

Cynthia said...

I hope it's not too late to wish you and your family Happy New Year!

Purva Desai said...

Wishing U and ur Family Happy New Year....all dishes looks simply amazing and yummy

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

I made this too! quick and easy one right!! Payasam looks super delicious!! Happy new year!

Adlak's tiny world said...

Hi cham Same to you too da.

payasam looks yum yum and yum..

Dhanya said...

Hey,Something is awaiting for you in my homecooking blog. Pls check it out.

Geanina Codita said...

Thanks for the pictures are superb. So long and do not forget you are welcome anytime on geaninacodita.blogspot.com

vidhas said...

Happy new yar, payasam looks lovley.

Suparna said...

HI cham,
pls collect ur award from my blog...would be glad if u will :)
I love ur blog :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Tamizh puthaandu nall vaazhthukkal Cham, vermicelli payasam, reminds my home...miss it so much. Love it.