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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

VeggiePlatter Turns 4 & Ragi Vermicelli Payasam

Veggieplatter turned 4 this month. What started as a journal to preserve our family recipes has turned into an obsession now, to put it mildly. :)
I am not the kind who gets excited about birthday / anniversary celebrations and that's why prior to this, there have been no posts of that kind here. However, this time I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey.  I am sincerely thankful to each and everyone who chose to spend a portion of their valuable time at my space and have encouraged me through their valuable comments and emails. I hope your love and support continues. :)


I thought of celebrating the occasion with something sweet. A bowl of kheer entices me more than a piece of cake and so thought of posting this delicious payasam / kheer recipe. Today's main ingredient of the payasam happens to be ragi vermicelli making it more yummy with the distinctive flavor of ragi and also healthier than the regular vermicelli version.

Ingredients:
Ragi vermicelli - 1/4 cup
Whole milk - 1 & 1/4 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts & raisins - 1 Tbsp each
Ghee / Clarified butter - 2 tsp


The Cooking part:
* Roast the ragi vermicelli for a couple of minutes and keep it aside. 
* Heat the milk in a cooking vessel or non-stick saucepan on a low-medium flame. Then add vermicelli and cook till it is done, stirring in between.
* Add sugar and cardamom powder to the vermicelli and continue to cook until the sugar melts. Turn off the heat.
* In the mean time, toast the cashews and raisins in ghee and add them to the cooked payasam and stir well.

This payasam tastes equally good warm / chilled.

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26 comments:

Kurinji said...

Healthy payasam and gr8 idea!
Kurinji

Priya Sreeram said...

congrats suma---wishing u many more wonderful milestones... the payasam looks swell !!

Vani said...

Happy 4th, Suma!

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Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Congrats ! Kheer looks wonderful..






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Congrats on 4th anniversary!!God Bless!!Yummy payasam!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Veggie Hut said...

Congratulation on ur milestone.. Wish u many more to come!

Priya said...

Congrats on ur blog anniversary Suma, payasam with ragi vermicelli looks soo yummy and healthy..Keep rocking..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Congrats and best wishes on turning 4 and a nice way to celebrate with payasam.

Hari Chandana said...

Congrats Suma.. payasam looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. inviting click !!

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow Congrats and wish u many more delicious looking payasam...

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds healthy and delicious dear :)

swapna said...

Congrats and wish u many more!!Healthy and delicious kheer...

chaitrali pathak said...

congrats on the 4th yr...and yummy looking kheer.....never seen ragi vermiceli...a must buy and a must try

harini-jaya said...

Congrats! Never struck that RAgi payasam could be made too. Is Ragi idiyappam the same as Ragi vermicelli? Shall surely try this!

Akila said...

mouthwatering payasam dear.... really healthy n innovative...

Event: Dish Name Starts with D

Regards,
Akila.

Srimathi said...

HAppy Birthday. I am sure you will enjoy many more blog birthdays.

Kairali sisters said...

Congrats and a great way to celebrate with this yummy payasam...

aipi said...

Congrats ..wish you many more such milestones to come!!
Payasam looks very festive!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that sounds superb dear.

Sangi said...

congrats... great way to celebrate with yummy n healthy payasam

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks everyone for the wishes.

Suma Gandlur said...

Harini,
Ragi vermicelli is similar to the regular wheat vermicelli / semya (like the bambino brand) in appearance but with a dark brown hue since it is made with ragi. It can be cooked as the regular vermicelli. It is sold in packets and I find them here at Indian grocery shops.

Apu said...

Congrats and the kheer looks yummy!!

Satya said...

congratulations suma... and the payasam looks so creamy.

AshKuku said...

Congratulations & celebrations!!!! May u grow leaps & bounds.... U were the one who inspired me to start off with my foodie space.... Continue to inspire.. :) Hugs))))

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)