A simple delicious quick to make dessert or kheer as it is also called is the vermicelli /semiya payasam. A dish prepared easily regularly for most festival lunches.
1 cup roasted fine vermicelli/semiya
3 cups thick whole milk.
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp fried cashewnuts
1 tbsp roasted raisins.
Pinch of cardamom powder
In a heavy pan , add the milk to boil gently. Cook the roasted vermicelli first with little milk, then add the entire quantity to cook with the vermicelli , add sugar and cardamom powder when the payasam seems to thicken.
Garnish with the fried cashewnuts and raisins.
Adding some condensed milk will enrich taste of the payasam to a creamy rich texture. If adding condensed milk , also reduce quantity of sugar .