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Monday, August 28, 2023

Caramel Vermicelli Sago Payasam | Caramel Semiya Payasam ~ Happy Onam !!

Happy Onam all !!

If you are tired of trying the simple vermicelli payasam, then this is a twist to the usual taste and flavour. Vermicelli sago was the simplest payasam, mom would prepare at home for every small functions. And so, I kinda got bored with vermicelli, and so I hardly prepared semiya payasam in home. However, my elder son likes no other payasam other than this vermicelli. So, this was a limited edition at home. 

This time I thought to prepare this caramel vermicelli sago payasam. The only difference from the usual payasam is that the sugar is caramelized and added. But the look and taste is really delicious than the regular semiya payasam. The best part is that it can be prepared in no time and so go ahead and try!!

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 4-5
vermicelli 3/4 cup
milk 1 liter
water 1/2 cup
granulated sugar 2/3 cup (10 tbsp)
raisins 2 tbsp
cashews 2tbsp
ghee 1.5 tbsp
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp

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  • Heat a pan and add ghee. Fry the cashews lightly followed by raisins, Drain from ghee and keep aside.
  • In the same ghee, add the vermicelli and roast on low flame till evenly browned. Keep aside.
  • In another pan, add half of the sugar and wait to caramelize. Wait till the caramel is golden brown. Pour the 1/2 cup water and move the caramel to dissolve, but don't worry if there are lumps. Add the milk to boil, when milk starts to boil-caramel will dissolve.
  • To the boiling milk, add the remaining sugar. Add the fried vermicelli with ghee. Cook covered for 10 minutes.
  • Then, add the fried cashews and raisins.Add cardamom powder and give a quick stir. Simmer for another 2–3 minutes till thickened. The payasam further thickens on cooling, so switch off the flame accordingly.
  • Serve in bowls, warm or cold. Enjoy !!

* You can add more sugar to caramelize if you like deeper shades of caramel.
* Adding cardamom powder adds a nice flavour to the payasam.

1 comment:

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never tried vermicelli prepared this way...usually savoury version. This sounds and looks fascinating.