Aug 28, 2012

Semiya and Sago Payasam...a sweet pudding with Vermicelli and Tapioca Pearls!

Today is Thiruvonam ... Wishing all my lovely readers, friends and family a Very Happy ONAM.
I'm going to share a really sweet and simple payasam , which is commonly made in my house. My son loves this and can eat it for all 3 meals (which I don't allow him to ofcourse) !!

Semiya payasam can be had warm or cold and the prepartion cannot go wrong. I have added little Sago / Tapioca pearls to thicken the consistency of the payasam. Enjoy and have a wonderful time!

The recipe here makes a pretty decent amount to serve 3-4 people. Double it for more! :-)
Semiya and Sago Payasam Recipe
You'll need
Vermicelli - 1 cup
Sago / sabhudhana / tapioca pearls - 1/4 cup
Whole Milk - 3 cups
Sugar - 3/4 cup to 1 cup (as per sugar preference)
Cardamom (elachi) powder - 1 tsp (powder from around 3-4 cardamom pods)
Saffron - a pinch (optional)
Ghee - 2 tblsp
Cashews (halved) - 1 tblsp
Raisins - 1 tblsp

Directions1. Soak the tapioca pearls/sago in water for 30mins to 1 hour.
2. Heat the ghee and fry the cashews and rainsins and keep aside.
3. Use the remaining ghee to roast the vermicelli until it turns golden brown .
4. Add the milk, soaked sago, sugar, cardamom powder and saffron strands.
5. Keep stirring and let it come to a boil , also make sure the vermicelli is cooked through and the sago/tapioca perals looks translucent.
6. Finally add the Cashews and Raisins and turn off the heat. Serve it warm or chilled!

Suggestions:
1. If the payasam becomes too thick (which it will become once it cools), add more milk or water according to your preference.
This Onam is even more special as I get to make Appu actually eat his first Onam sadhya. Let's see which dishes he actually eats ;-)

So whats your plan this Onam? a full fledged sadhya? :-)

-Manju

24 comments:

  1. wow... yummy payasam... my favorite one... Happy Onam to U n Ur family...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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    1. Thank you so much...wish you the same!

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  2. wow really lovely payasam, want to try some and great clicks.. Btw love your new header and the little munchkin... and the background yellow.

    Priya
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    1. Thank you so much Priya. Really happy to know you liked the new designs in the blog :-)

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  3. nice combination.. even i prepared payasam today :)

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    1. my fav payasam is ada pradhaman...semiya is 2nd fav ;-)

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  5. Yummy delicious payasam..lovely!!

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    1. Thank u so much Julie...loved your sadhya pic on facebook.

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  7. Simply love this pudding,wont mind having some anytime.

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  8. A great combination of Sago and Semiyan. Special compliments for the clicks.. Too good.

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  9. Manju, this looks delicious and i love your presentation. i make this too but i don't add tapioca pearls...i will try that next time ;)

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  10. Always a hit... Love this to the core. Happy to follow u. Do visit me when u find time

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  11. 1st time here! loved ur recipe collection! :) Following you now. Do have a look at my page too :)

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  12. Hi manju.. you can answer 11 things about yourself... now i think you won't be confused :)

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  13. What a lovely dessert. We use sago in a sweet dessert as well and I was just telling my mother recently I wanted post it on the blog. :) Wow..that pinch of saffron... simply beautiful. :)

    PS... Sorry I have missed your blog recently. After Foodbuzz closed down I'm trying to find all my old favorite blogs. I have signed up for emails from your blog so I will be notified the next time you post. :) Hope you're having a wonderful day! ~ Ramona :)

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  14. I'm quite fond of Payasam so this will be something I need to make soon!

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  15. yummy!!! I cooked only vermicelli pudding, but never with tapioca pearl. i must try it.
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  16. hi manju! thanks for visiting my blog! u have a lovely page here too! lovely recipe!:)

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