Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Navarathiri With Semiya Payasam!

Wishing you all a very Happy Golu!! My golu started today with Semiya Payasam. My mom beleives in inviting our neighbors, friends and relatives especially women or small girls to come home. She tells me that on Fridays it is good to invite a lady known or unknown and feed them, give them thaamboolam ( some gifts with beetle leaves, nuts, turmeric and gulal). It is equivalent to offering it to Goddess Lakshmi. So I practice the same thing as much as possible. Today being Friday and starting of golu, I am taking this opportunity to invite all my blog friends to accept my semiya payasam as my personal and friendly treat.  This one is for you all!!!! :-) Hope you all like my semiya payasam.


Vermicelli - 1 cup
Sugar - 12-15 tbps tbps
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cup
Cardomom - 4 powdered
Cashews - 4 broken
Raisins - 6 -10
Ghee - 2 tbsps
Saffron strands - a pinch
Kesari powder / orange color - a pinch


In a pan, heat 1 tbps ghee and fry vermicelli until it turns golden brown. Keep it aside.

In the same pan, heat another spoon of ghee and roast the nuts and raisins. Keep it aside.

Again heat the same pan and let 1 cup water to boil. When the water boils, add vermicelli and keep stirring till it is cooked well.

When the vermicelli is cooked, add sugar, kesari powder and stir well until is dissolves. Now add cardamom powder, milk, saffron strands and remove from heat.

Garnish it with the roasted nuts and serve hot or cold.

Sending this to Ummm Mymoonah 's Anyone can Cook event, To Preethi from Khaugiri's Only - Festive Food event started by Pari

Enjoy your Golu!!!!


  1. Happy Golu dear, pass me that delicious payasam please..

  2. reminds me of my grandma..Yummy looking dish with rite ingredients and rite procedure..Culdnt hve given this perfect recipe any better.

  3. Happy Navrathri. Payasam looks divine.

  4. Looks so tempting and happy Navarathiri to u

  5. I love semiya payasam. Yummy treat.

  6. Payasam looks inviting!

  7. Yummy paysam Amritha.Wish u a happy Navrathri :)

  8. Yummy.Post a Pic of your Golu dear.

  9. Delicious looking payasam. Thank you for linking it with Any One Can Cook.

  10. Yummy Payasam.....and lovely click.......


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