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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Seviyan Kheer - Semiya Payasam - Sweet Vermicelli Pudding -


Seviyan Kheer is a great Indian dessert and I absolutely love it. The best part is, it is so easy to prepare and yet tastes divine. Traditionally in India, Seviyan Kheer is associated with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr. In Southern part of India its also known as Semiya Payasam and its made during the festivals of Onam (harvest festival of Kerala) and Vishu (New year). For a person like me who loves to celebrate Life itself and since food is a great way to celebrate.So grab a bowl and spoon and lets Celebrate LIFE.!!!!. For those of you who have made new year's resolution of staying away from desserts and anything sweet......Please do not be mad at ME.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup vermicelli broken into small pieces
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 green cardamons -crushed
  • 1/4 cup raisins and chopped nuts(almonds, cashews, pistacchios)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or unsalted butter

Preparation:
  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and fry the rasins and the chopped nuts. Keep it aside.
  2. Next in the same pan, roast the vermicelli till golden brown. Do this on a medium low flame. Keep it aside.
  3. Now add milk to the pan and bring it to a boil. Add sugar and the crushed cardamons. Let the milk simmer on a low flame for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the fried rasins and nuts and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. All the various flavors of the nuts will be infused in this milk.
  5. Now add the roasted Vermicelli kept aside. Let this simmer for about 5-8 minutes.
  6. Your delicious Seviyan Kheer is ready to serve. This kheer can be enjoyed hot or cold. Leftovers if you have any tastes just as good. This kheer does have the tendency to thicken up. If that happens, do not panic just add some warm milk to it, adjust the sugar and ENJOY.
    Alright gals and guys , if you could all excuse me please, Let me help myself to another bowl of Seviyan.
CAUTION: Its going to be very hard to restrict youself to just one bowl/helping of Kheer. If you intend to share it with your loved ones..Now would be a good time to serve Seviyan into their respective bowls ...before you indulge in tasting your share..Don't tell me I did not WARN YOU !!!! How would I know,well I'm telling you from experience.
Now its Award Time .....

Vinolia my dear blogpal from Akal's Saappadu has been so kind and generous and has showered her love in the form of this award. Do check out her blog if you have'nt and like me You will have a pleasurable and enriching experience. Her pictorial step by step instructions are her main asset , which makes her recipes so easy to follow combined with her beautiful Clicks.


Siddhi my dear blogpal from Cooked Dil se has been a sweetheart and generous to consider me worthy of this award. Do check our her blog and you will say this with me..
She has Cooked Dil se and We'll appreciate it Dil se... Her passion shows in her cooking and I can vouch for her ..that its Cooked Dil se(from the heart)...


I have been tagged before and you could check it out here. Also kindly check the rules of the Kreative Blogger Award here.

NOw if you are still reading this post..Here are the rules for the awards..The 1st 7 readers who comment on today's post are the lucky recipients of the Kreative BLogger award as well as the I love your Yummylicious Blog Award.

Now from the 8th to the 20th lucky readers who comment on this post will take home (to thier blog)- the beautiful - I love your Yummylicious Blog Award.

37 comments:

  1. Dolly, u r tempting with my favourite kheer, i can have this anytime..tempting dish..am drooling rite now here..

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  2. Woow.. Nice kheer!!!.. looks absolutely delicious!!... and.. totally a sweet surprise on sharing the award.. I read twice to check if I got it right :).. wow.. I'm still reading it again:).. nice way!!..

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  3. OOh!!!! making me drool....Awesome ..and yummy dear..Congrats on the awards as well..

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  4. Ohhh Wow!!! thats really a drool worthy kheer..with so nice presentation...Congrats for all your awards..

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  5. Wow!!!! A super delicious bowl of kheer... Congrats on all your awards!

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  6. Hey Dolly
    Congrats on your award and makes me drool..yummy and delicious kheer...loke your serving bowls..!!

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  7. i mean like your serving bowls

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  8. I love this kheer and never ever get tired of it :D I am also a dessert freak and make something sweet quite often :-)
    Congrats on your awards and I see that I'm not the 8th one to comment..But I liked your idea..:-)

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  9. This kheer is truly a staple in all indian homes.. Very simple and equally delicious..

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  10. Yummy yummy kheer...Congrats on all ur awrds...keep rocking...

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  11. Wow...we call it semiya payasam as you said...and congrats for the award...btw i liked you crystal bowls... :)

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  12. yummy kheer...and congrats on your awards !!!

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  13. Yum Yummy YUMMY!!! Congrats on your awards!

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  14. I love this so much.. used to bug mom to make it whenever I get so intense with my sweet tooth.. :)

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  15. GAL U ROCK!!!!! I liked those innovative ideas of tagging peeps with awards..... & that dessert to celebrate your awards..... looks extremely delightful..... Lovely the color, the consistency.... Hmmmmm..... KUDOS TO YOU ON ALL YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS....

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  16. wow...congrats on all ur well deserved awards, dear...pudding looks so yummy and this is my all time favorite sweet!

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  17. WOw ! Dolly that's a delicious kheer!

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  18. This looks delicious and congrats on ur awards

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  19. wow! that's looking yummy!

    EFM - Mutton Series event is going on here (http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/12/efm-mutton-series.html) and the deadline is feb.15th. join with us in the event!

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  20. Ohh..This kheer looks irrestitable with lovely light pink colour ..
    My birthday is only few days away and this payasam would be perfect as a dessert.

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  21. Forgot to congratulate you for the award..I liked ur idea of sharing award..I think I got one yummylicious blog award for commenting..Thank you..

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  22. Tempting seviyan.....now I have to make these today....congrats for awards dear...

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  23. congratulations for these awards dear and that's a tricky way to pass it on to all, hehehe

    and did you say "new year's resolution of staying away from desserts" , no, no, no, I don't make this kinda disastrous resolutions and never would I !!!!

    joining heartily in your club to enjoy life fully!!! let me say you " cheeeeeeeeeeeers" while enjoying my kheer too, going to do it right away !!!!!

    love this!!! have a nice week end dear!!!

    (and Pssst : thanks for the kind words on my work, you're so sweet!!!!!)

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  24. Congratulations for the awards.Kheer looks so mouthwatering and you have presented it perfectly.Cheers to you on your achievements.

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  25. Hi. A quick to make dessert and well presented.
    I have announced my first event yesterday, do try to participate.

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  26. My laptop is not working properly and get to use Hubby's only for an hour. missing a lot around the blog world. this vermicelli kheer is my fav with roti for dinner. and this is the consistency i never get right. mine is either too runny or dry. yours has come out perfect. plz make sure to make this if we ever get to meet. love this one Dolly, and thanks to your lil one for liking the tomato fish. another budding blogger I must say :-)

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  27. wow dolly this kheer luks very very tempting...nice recipe with kul pics...n congrats for ur awards...u deserve them all

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  28. Payash looks very creamy and rich, very tempting too... My first visit here, you have a wonderful space... Shall come by for more...

    www.memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  29. i love this kheer and love the pink tones you got in it too! Congrats on the awards.. well deserved )

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  30. OMG!!!its really tempting!!!!!
    Congrats on your awards too!!

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  31. That's a yummy kheer with vermicelli.

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  32. Dear Dolly,
    Is ur lil one keepg u busy these days..No updates from u..Missing u yaar..

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  33. True.. It is so hard to restrict oneself from such a tempting bowl!! Slurp.. Pass me the bowl, will you dear? :) Congrats on your awards too!

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  34. Missing you in the blogging the world. Nice payasam I love and yes i am angry cos I am trying very hard without success to not eat sweets :(

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  35. I have send u an email dear.
    I have an award for u ,pls collect it .

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  36. Wow that's really a drool worthy kheer, nice presentation also.Congratulations on your awards too. And yes, i liked your idea of sharing awards also. Hihihihi.... You have a lovely blog dear. Glad to follow you.
    Do visit mine if time permits..
    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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