Friday, April 24, 2009

Semiya Javvarisi Paal Paayasam

Semiya is an Indian style noodles mostly made of wheat. Javvarisi / sabudana are pearl like balls made of tapioca flour like sago. Whereas Paal means Milk and Paayasam means a Kheer (Hindi) or a rich pudding .
Payasam could be the typical dessert served with any Indian style full meals. We can make the paal payasam with milk and nuts alone with or without semiya . But the addition of Javvarisi gives a pearl like texture all over the dessert and it gives a sumptuous feeling too.
Javvarisi takes more time to cook than the semiya. So we should cook the Javvarisi first and then add the semiya.
Here goes the reccipe for the Semiya Javvarisi Paal payasam.

Semiya Javvarisi paal payasam / vermicelli kheer / milk payesh

Vermicelli / semiya - 150 gms
Javvarisi / sago /sabudana - 3/4 cup
2 % Milk - 2 cup
condensed milk - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Cashew nuts - 10
Raisins / dry grapes / kismis - 15
almond - 10
Saffron - a pinch
Cardamom - 4
ghee - 1 + 1 Tbsp
Water - 3 cup

Heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the vermicelli till light brown.
(If we are using double roasted semiya, then proceed without roasting).
Boil 2 cups of water and add the Javvarisi (sago / sabudana) ,reduce flame, stir occasionally and cook covered till it becomes transparent.
Then add the semiya and cook it to tender.
Now add the sugar and continue to stir.
Put the saffron in the milk and dissolve it, add this milk to the semiya.
Powder the cardamom and add it to the mixture. (Store the skin of cardamom for tea).
Add the condensed milk and mix well.
Fry the cashew nuts and raisins in ghee and add them to the boiling semiya.
Put off fire immediately.
The consistency should be between thin and thick (easy to sip and drink).
Semiya Javvarisi paal payasam is ready!

Serving suggestion:

Pour the paal payasam into serving bowls and serve with spoon.
Chop the almonds into thin slices and sprinkle them over the hot payasam.
Serve as hot / cold dessert.
Makes nearly 6 cups (1 cup = 200 ml)of payasam.
Cooking time : 30 minutes.


Gita's Kitchen said...

Yummy payasam dear, this is my all time favorite, even I used to make it the same way :)

Happy cook said...

In the milk variety payasom, the only payasom i like is semiya payasom.
Looks so yumm.

Priya said...

My All time favourite, gorgeous presentation Viki!

Asha said...

I love Sago in kheer, looks lovely. Enjoy! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Rich payasam, so much nuts and raisins wow I wanna have that...

Ushanandini said...

Semiya n javvarisi - both are great combination! Payasam looks tasty! Luv the decoration of almonds and the javvarisi is like cute tiny bubbles. Very authentic payasam! :P

ARUNA said...

though i like saabu daana a lot, it has been a long time since i had paayasam with saabu. Time to go and buy now! Looks delish!

Mrs Lavanya Siva said...

Hi Viki, Thanks for visiting my blog/site and leaving your wonderful comments. Your semiya Javvarisi paal paayasam.......looks great, its my hubby and daughters fav. Nice pictures too. Planing to prepare ti some time by this weekend.

Pooja said...

Oh your post made me remember to buy sabudana for payasam next time! I had completely forgotten..This payasam is one of my favourites. This looks yummy and tempting :)

Priyameena said...

looks like a marriage feast payasam..Adding almonds gives rich texture..Yummy!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy yummy payasam....

Madhumathi said...

Haven't tried sago and vermicelli payasam..It sounds yumm..Will try for sure!

Ann said...

Oh Dear!
This brings my childhood memory back, I LOVE it with lots of appalam!! my mom scolds me for skipping meal and eating only payasam :) yumm yumm!!

Deepa Hari said...

Thats a lovely payasam favourite....Nice presentation.

Lavanya said...

yuumy payasam...nice presentation vicki!!

Srilakshmi said...

Nice payasam!

Poornima Nair said...

The payasam looks the addition of sago.

Vrinda said...

Yummy payasam Viki..My mom add sabudhana when she makes semiya kheer..

Priya Sriram said...

Paakave romba nalla irukku Viki! Very inviting payasam! :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious payasam, reminds me of my amma's...One of my favourite..

Smitha said...

I made a plain semiya payasam for mallu new yr. Will post it soon and the snap looks similar to yours:)

Anu said...

Rombo super! Nuts yellam thoovi pakkave rombo tempting a eruku:) Very nice!

Vibaas said...

looks delicious. i love the combi of semiya and javvarisi.but when i make it, it sucks..don't know where i mess up :) Will try your recipe.

Cham said...

Good one Vicki, I love the nuts u topped!

lissie said...

I love semiya payasam! this looks rich and delicious...yummy!

Malar Gandhi said...

Paari likes this payasam so much...but my mommy never made it:(
One of our auntie, will send it over to him...whenever she makes it, thats way long back!!

Your food always reminds me of some senti' stuff!!:)

Ammu said...

Yummy payasam viki. Very refreshing.

Premyscakes said...

yummy payasam viki. feel like having a bowl of payasam.

Ann said...

Super yummy the combo of sabudana is payasam..

Chitra said...

hi dear,iam drooling over this payasam.tried ur channa pulao today, tasted excellent,will make it often.Thanks dear.:)

Suparna said...

love kheer with those pearls, ur kheer looks so rich and well made :) yummmm.

lissie said...

Vicky, I have added you to my blogroll :)

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