We wish you all a very happy and prosperous Tamil New Year . To give a brief context about Tamil New Year to all readers who are not aware of the festival. It is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil year in mid-April by Tamils in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in India, Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka, and by Tamils in Malaysia, Singapore, Réunion and Mauritius. The festive occasion is in keeping with the Hindu solar calendar. (Source wiki)
It is the first day of chithirai (Tamil Month) month. Tamil New Year and Malayalam New Year (Vishu) are celebrated almost around the same time .The common thing about both the festivals are food plays an important role J .Vegetarian food takes priority .This is our first new year after starting the blog hence we are starting with a sweet recipe indeed .Yes Semiya Payasam/Vermicelli Kheer !!However Mango Pachadi is the principle dish during this festival.
Check out the foods which is served during these festivals.
Semiya Payasam recipe
Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time : 15 mins| Serves – 4
Vermicelli/Semiya - 1 cup
Water – 2 cups
Boiled and Cooled Milk – 2 cups
Sugar – 1 cup
Condensed Milk – 1 cup
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp
Cashew nuts and Raisins – to garnish
1) In a Kadai/Pan add in Ghee and let it heats up fry the Cashew nuts until golden brown and set aside. In the same pan fry the raisins it will plump up then remove it from the pan and set it aside. In the Same pan fry the vermicelli also and set it aside.
2) In the same Kadai add in water and bring it to boil then add in the fried vermicelli and cook till it becomes soft it might take around 5 mins. Next add in sugar and boil for another 2 mins.3) Now add in the Milk, Condensed Milk, Cardamom Powder and cook for another 2-3 mins .Add in the Roasted Cashew nuts and Raisins and switch off the flame.
- You can also skip condensed milk if you don’t prefer.
- If skipping condensed milk add 2 cups of sugar
Please do try and let us know your comments .We value your thoughts!!! Once again we wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year .. Stay Blessed J