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    Creamy Payasam (Vermicelli Pudding)

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    45 mins

    5 mins

    40 mins

    Indian Cook's Note:

    This delicious dessert only needs 5 minutes of your time. It then simmers and needs no watching! A traditional way to end a south Indian meal. This can cook while you eat the main course.

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    1. 1
      Put 3 Tbsp Ghee in a pan. A non stick saucepan is best.
    2. 2
      Add 10 cashews and fry till light brown.
    3. 3
      Add the raisins and fry till swollen.
    4. 4
      Add the vermicelli and fry for 5 min, stirring constantly until the strands are all light brown and a few are dark brown.
    5. 5
      Pour in the water and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Let the vermicelli cook (no white centre).
    6. 6
      Add the milk and simmer WITHOUT stirring until the liquid thickens, about 30 minute.
    7. 7
      Add the sugar, mix well.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle powdered cardomom pods and remove from heat.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2012


      I actually had to make some changes to this recipe to get it how I like it, but the good directions and the ease of making it gives it four stars. With the changes, I think it's a 5. I increased the sugar to 1/2 cup, otherwise it was not at all sweet enough. At 1/2 cup of sugar, it is still way less sweet than standard payasam, but I like it that way. If you use jaggery, a lesser amount will be fine. Also I would cut the ghee by a tablespoon. Too oily for our taste. And it needs a thread of saffron to make it really taste right. But a great method of preparing this dish. With the changes, this will be the way I make it from now on.

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Payasam (Vermicelli Pudding)

    Serving Size: 1 (206 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 229.1
    Calories from Fat 142
    Total Fat 15.8 g
    Saturated Fat 9.0 g
    Cholesterol 41.6 mg
    Sodium 87.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 11.1 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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