Sunday, August 8, 2010



250 gms vermicelli (broken)
2 litrs milk
1 cup sugar
40 gms Raisins
50 gms Cashew nut
1 tsp. Ghee
2 Bay leaves
4 cardamom (Coarsely grounded)


1. Soak raisins in water for at least 2 hours.

2. In a pan add ghee. Now add broken vermicelli and roast until it become golden in colour. Take it out and keep aside.

3. Take a large pan or handi and add milk and boil it. Reduce the flame and add bay leaves. Stir the milk for 8 to 10 minutes so that the volume get reduced to 1/3. Now add 1/2 cup of sugar. Stir well to mix the sugar uniformly.

4. Add roasted vermicelli, soaked raisins and cashew nut. Stir continuously for 6 to 8 minutes. Now turnoff the flame and pour it in a serving bowl. Sprinkle cardamom powder and stir it with a spoon .

Decorated with cashew halves and the payasam is ready to serve.


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