Thursday, December 15, 2011

Semiya/Vermicelli - Sabudana Kheer and Awards

 From November end to Mid Jan marks the most important days for our lives not just because of the thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. We love this season for the reason that it holds a lot of celebration for our family. Starting from my daughter's birthday on 28th Nov follows by son's birthday on 14th Dec, Christmas and New Year Celebration, continues with my birthday on Jan 2nd and our Wedding Anniversary :) And yaa, the blog Anniversary comes somewhere in between Dec-Jan and I do not really remember the date ;) So I guess I should take it as on Jan 20 since that day marks the first blog post :)

We had a great birthday party for the kids last weekend. Clubbing both birthdays together was lots of fun for the 'bacha parties' here. I did a lot of cooking with  fifty friends for the party, we had a great time with family and friends :)

I didn't want to bake for my my son's 'real birthday' as we already have leftover birthday cake. But Still I just wanted to make something sweet for him and made this Vermicelli-Sabudana Kheer as he is really fond of Kheer/Payasam. This is my family favorite Kheer as well and sabudana just looks great with vermicelli and really adds taste and a nice texture to this Kheer/Payasam. Try this out friends as the results are amazing, Enjoy :)


Semiya/Vermicelli - 1 cup
Sabudana/Sago - 1/2 cup
Sugar -1 cup(you can add/reduce according to ur taste)
Cardamom - 2 pods(Coarse ground)
Cashews, Raisins a handful
Milk - 3 cups
Nestle Carnation Milk - 1 tin
Ghee/Butter - 2 tbsp
Water - 2 cups

Preparation Method:-
  • Wash and soak the Sabudana/Sago for an hour.
  • Heat up a wide and thick bottom pan, add the ghee and roast the cashews and raisins for a minute and set aside.
  • In another pot pour the milk and get it to boil on medium heat stirring in between. Switch off the flame and set aside.
  • Meanwhile add the vermicelli/Semiya to the same pan in the left over ghee of cashews-raisins and dry roast it till they are golden brown(If you are buying roasted Semiya please opt out of roasting them, just add to the ghee and fry for 2-3 mins so that vermicelli absorbs the aroma of ghee)
  • Add the boiled milk and a cup of water to the Semiya and stir well. Cover and let it cook on medium heat keep stirring in between.
  • In another pan add the Sabudana/Sago and a cup of water and cook it till they look smooth and give a translucent texture.
  • Add this to the Semiya/Vermicelli-Milk mixture and stir well and let it boil for a minute or two. 
  • Add the sugar ans stir well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour the carnation milk at the end and stir well to mix and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the cardamom powder and stir well and mix and switch off the flame. Garnish with Cashews and Raisins.
  • Serve hot or chill, I prefer to have it chilled though :) Enjoy!!!!!

Sending this to Jingle All The Way hosted by Kavi @ Edible Entertainment

Also sending this to Sinful Delights hosted by Vardhini @ Zesty Palette

I am really honored and thankful to Julie of Erivum Puliyum for considering me for the awards below. It really means a lot and encouraged me to blog more. Julie is a wonderful blogger who is very regular in blogging and comes out with very innovative recipes. Check her space @ Erivum Puliyum .


I would like to pass it on to the following bloggers and friends pass it on to your best blogger friends. Let hte awards keep going..

1) Irene @ Curry Masala
2) Shilpikiran @ Cook with Fun
3) Amina Khaleel @ Amina Creations
4) Santosh Bangar @ Santosh's Kitchen
5) Khusi @ A Girl's Diary
6) Anzz @ Anzz Cafe


  1. Delicious and mouthwatering kheer.....

  2. Thanx for the award dear. Am very honored. AnzzCafe has completed one year of blogging.. Its been a very eventful and fulfilling journey. Thank you for your support and words of encouragement without which it would not have been possible. Thank You..!

  3. this is always a delicious combination looks wonderful

  4. Semiya payasam is my favourite of all payasams!! Loved this recipe :) You have a 'Fabulous Blog' award waiting at my space. Grab it now! Here is the link:

  5. very delicious and all time fav kheer, Congrats on the awards..

  6. this is just awesome with lipsmacking flavors.. very well deserve this n many more success..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  7. thank you so much for the award .. this is my first award .. in cooking .. thanks again

  8. Payasam looks yummy and my daughter would love it. Thx for linking to event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  9. Thanks so much for participating in Jingle All The Way. I’ve posted the Roundup here. Do have a look.
    Also, I’m hosting Kid's Delight - Something Sweet for Jan 16th-Feb15th 2012. I would love to have your posts linked there. :-)
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)


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