Friday, 3 August 2007

Vermicelli Payasam/Kheer

Today is the 18th day of the Tamil month Aadi known as 'Aadi Perukku' or 'Pathinettam perukku'.Pathinettu is a tamil word for 18 and Perukku means Rising.

'Aadi Perukku' is a festival celebrated on the 18th day of Aadi welcoming the monsoon. More about
Aadi month.
Since today is a Friday, it is considered more auspicious.

I made a quickie payasam or so called kheer this morning. There are various kinds of Payasam like Aval (poha), Rice payasam, Paruppu (dhal) payasam and lot more. I picked up this, as it is very easy and less time consuming one.

Milk - 7 Cups
Vermicelli - 1 Cup
Sugar - 6 Tsps (or according to your taste)
Ghee - 2 Tsps
Cashew - 6
Almond- 6
Raisin - 12
Cardamom - 2 -3

  1. Boil the milk well. Keep the stove in low and let it keep boiling (10 mins).
  2. In the meantime, shred or cut Cashew and Almond into small pieces.
  3. Heat 1 Tsp of ghee in a pan. Fry raisins and pieces of Cashew and Almond. Keep it aside.
  4. Heat 1 Tsp of ghee and fry vermicelli until golden brown.
  5. Add the vermicelli to the boiling milk and allow it to cook (~5 mins).
  6. Add Cardamom seeds.
  7. Now add sugar and allow it to melt.
  8. Switch off the stove and garnish with cashew, almond pieces and raisins.
  9. Payasam (Kheer) is ready to serve.


  • Add enough milk so that the payasam does not turn thick. If it turns thick, you can add warm or cold milk just before serving.


Coffee said...

I love vermicelli payasam as compared to all :D Looks cool! :)

sra said...

Semiya payasam has got to be one of the oldest, most common recipes, but when it's not around, I miss it terribly!

Sharmi said...

hey thanks for telling me that today is aadi perukku. I to intend to do something. nice payasam. any idea what else do they do on this day?

Laavanya said...

That looks really good Seec! :)
Thanks for letting me know it's Aadi perukku as well. I'll call my mom and find out what needs to be done.

Asha said...

Looks so good!:)
I haven't made this in a long time.Got to make it sometimes.

Cinnamon said...

Yummy vermicelli payasam... looks very delicious!!!

Jyothi said...

Hi Seec, Happy Festival Day dear. I don't know the details of "Aadi Perukku" now only i am going to read your link about this festival. Kheer is my favourite. looks cool. Thanks for sharing and have a great day and enjoy the festival.

TBC said...

That looks really good though I am not a big fan of payasams made with milk.
Love your pic!

Latha said...


Thanks for adding my blog in your roll. Me too adding yours.
This is great. I am astonished to see the number of...or shall we say countless recipes I can count on.
I like your blog name!
I am new to computers and everything takes time, like adding widget etc.
It feels so nice to meet so many people virtually.

Bye. latha.

USHA said...

Hi Seec,
Yummy!!!!Payasam looks awesome...hey even i got to know from my friend Ramya that today is Aadi Perukku...Other than that i don't know much about this day...

Tee said...

Yummy! an all time favorite. Because it is so easy and quick to prepare, I tend to make it rarely and give preference to other desserts...its time to give due respect to this kheer.:))

bhags said...

Payasam, this one looks neat Seec

Richa said...

looks delicious and creamy :)
it's such a quick thing to make and tastes so good!

Jeena said...

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Click here for jeenas food recipe blog :-)

SeeC said...

Thanks Coffee. Even I prefer to have Vermicelli payasam.

You are right sra.

Sharmi, You are welcome. I have given the response in your blog.

Thanks Laavanya.It is my pleasure. Hope you had a great day.

Thanks Asha.

Thanks for stopping by and for your Comments Cinnamon.

Thanks for your wishes Jyothi. Read it and enjoy.

Thanks TBC.

Thanks for stopping by Latha. Pleasure is mine.
Good to know that you liked my blog name.
Dont worry, practice makes everything easy.
It is no big deal.

Thanks Usha.
You can find more information about Aadi perukku in my blog as well or
the best way to google it ;)

Thanks Tee.I tend to prepare it because it is so easy ;)

Thanks Bhags.

Thanks Richa. Yeah it is really quick.

Thanks for stopping by Jeena. Would definitely visit yours.

Suma Gandlur said...

Pass it that bowl of payasam to us. Any time, it is our favorite one.

archana said...

I love this kheer with lots of nuts and creamy. My mouth is already watering. The payasam is looking delish :)
Thanx Seec for adding my blog in your blog roll :)

SeeC said...

Definitely Suma.I will be pleased to do that.

Thanks archana.

Vcuisine said...

An all time favorite SeeC. I need to prepare sometime during Aadi :) I just love it. Viji

Raaga said...

You and Viji all reminding me of what I forgot!!!

Am missing home and will do something to compensate now :-) Nice recipe. Always love semia payasam.

SeeC said...

You are right Viji.

Thanks for stopping by and Thanks for your comments Raaga.

Kajal said...

I also say as coffee....I am lover of vermicelli.......Looks very delicious with nuts.:)

SeeC said...

Thanks Kajal. Good to know that you too like vermicelli