Semiya Payasam Recipe – Vermicelli Kheer Recipe

Semiya Payasam is a simple, yet delicious festive pudding made of vermicelli , milk, dry fruits and flavored with cardamom and/or saffron. Usually a staple on occasions like Tamizh/Tamil new year and Onam where a feast is cooked, and this payasam is served as dessert.

You can use any kind of Semiya (Vermicelli) to make the Semiya payasam. They can be roasted or not roasted. Now a days roasted semiya is available in the market. In case if you do not get roasted semiya then roast the semiya in a preheated pan and then add the roasted semiya to the milk.

This Semiya Payasam/ Kheer yet another simple and quick recipe that has surprisingly wonderful results. Make it for the next festival and  for your family and friends after a festive meal together.

Serve the Semiya Payasam/ Seviyan Kheer as a party dessert for any festive occasion or after your meal of Jodhpuri AlooAjwain PuriSatvik Carrot Sprout Salad and Mirchi Ka Chunda.

If you like this Semiya Payasam, you can also try some of these other payasam/ kheer recipes the next time you cook for family and friends:

  1. Badam/Almond Kheer Recipe
  2. Goan Manganem Recipe
  3. Pheni Kheer Recipe 
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Traditional Shahi Tukda Recipe – Hyderabadi Double Ka Meetha

Shahi Tukda Recipe is a simple sweet dish made with bread, rabri, nuts and spices. The addition of spices like saffron and cardamom along with rose water, pistachios and almonds topped on top of a crispy toasted bread, brings out the rich flavors of the Shahi Tukda. It is a popular dessert recipe of Hyderabadi cuisine and Mughlai cuisine and is always a part of a regal meal especially during Iftar. 

The only time consuming step in making shahi tukda is making the rabri. You have to keep an eye on the simmering milk to ensure that you do not burn the milk and bring it to the right consistency.

 It it perfect to make for a large dinner party, or even for a festive occasion that you may be celebrating at home with friends and family. If you plan on serving shahi tukda for parties then make the rabri ahead and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container. Make the sugar syrup for the shahi tukda as well. Simple toast the bread in ghee at the time of serving. Dip the toasted bread in the sugar syrup and top it with the prepared rabdi and chopped nuts. Serve and wow your guests. Make sure you make extra helping of the Shahi Tukda because I am sure everyone will come back for a second helping. 

Serve Traditional Shahi Tukda Recipe – Hyderabadi Double Ka Meetha with a party meal of Nawabi Paneer CurryHyderabadi Vegetable Biryani and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita.

You could also try some other Indian-styled desserts perfect for dinner parties like: 

  1. Shrikhand,
  2. Semiya Payasam and
  3. Carrot Badam Kheer.
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Jhunka Vadi Recipe – North Karnataka/Maharashtrian Speciality

Jhunka Vadi Recipe is a traditional dish from North karnataka and Maharashtra.Besan flour is mixed with some Indian masala, onions and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. It is popularly known as Pitla and is deliciously healthy. It is also a very popular travel food snack due to its long shelf life. It is sometimes served as an accompaniment with chapati or jolada roti. 

It can also be served as a tea time snack and since Jhunka Vadi Hardly takes any time to prepare it is a good recipe to make and serve when you have sudden guests at home. 

Serve the Jhunka Vadi Recipe as a snack during your tea time with Ginger Cardamom Chai.

Here are few more recipes from Maharashtra which you will love. 

  1. Kala Vatana Amti
  2. Kanda Poha
  3. Usal Pav
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Elai Vadam Recipe-A Traditional South Indian Rice Papad

Elai Vadam is a delicious papad/ rice cracker that is very traditional to the south Indian homes. It is typically had as an accompaniment with the main course of the south Indian rice, sambar and pickle meal. It can even be had as a snack when topped with chopped onions and tomatoes.

Serve Elai Vadam with Beetroot SambarSteamed Rice and Pisarna Manga for a wholesome lunch.

Have a look at the other South Indian recipes here

  1. Khara Bhath Recipe (South Indian Rava Bhath)
  2. Paruppu Rasam Recipe (South Indian Dal Rasam)
  3. Thattai Recipe (Crispy South Indian Savory Crackers)
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