Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shavige Payasa (Vermicelli Kheer)

We visited a beautiful island during this long weekend & we enjoyed each & every minute spent there. My son was happy to the fullest because we allowed him to play in the beach three times a day. That was an awesome trip. Now we are just recovering from the jet lag !!!

Today is Souramana Ugadi (New Year) & my in-laws celebrate this as new year (Mostly all Kannadigas follow Chandramana Ugadi, only few people from Karnataka follow Souramana Ugadi). I had big plans for the new year. But, my son is having little fever and I am bit concerned about him.He is recovering fast but I am not in a mood to celebrate :(

Anyways, you can not control everything that is happening with you and my mom has taught me that, whatever be the situation, you should never forget to celebrate festivals at home. Me, keeping all those in mind decided to prepare something simple to celebrate the festival. The first thing that came to my mind when I think of very simple sweet dish was "Shavige Payasa". Hence, prepared the same.

Here is the photo & recipe for you.

Vermicelli/Shavige (MTR or Bambino would do) : 1 cup
Milk : 3 cups
Sugar : 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder : 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts : 1 tbsp
Raisins : 1tbsp
Ghee : 1tbsp
Saffron strands : 4-6 strands

  • Add 1 tsp of ghee to a pan & roast the vermicelli until it turns golden brown.
  • Heat milk in a pot, when milk starts boiling add the roasted vermicelli & sugar. Cook the vermicelli until it becomes soft. Switch off the flame. Add cardamom powder & saffron strands.
  • Meantime, fry the cashew nuts & raisins in the remaining ghee.
  • Pour the fried dry fruits (along with ghee) to the prepared kheer.
  • Serve the kheer hot, warm or cold.

PS :
Kheer starts to thicken as it starts getting warm & becomes very thick at room temperature. So, add sugar dissolved milk, stir well & then serve. Alternatively, one could keep the steaming hot kheer in refrigerator to avoid thickening of kheer.


  1. Nice payasam... Tempting and am all drooling...

  2. Wish your son a speedy recovery, hugs to you. Enjoy the new year and Kheer, so yummy! :)

  3. Tempting payasam sushma..Guess first time here..Nice space..Wish a quick recovery for your little one..

  4. wish your son a speedy recovery...Happy New year to you n enjoy with your yummy payasam/kheer..

  5. Hi Sushma,
    Looks like holiday tumba chennagittu and so sweet the little one enjoyed at the beach:)
    Wishing him a speedy recovery, BTW happy Ugadi to u and ur family!
    paysa tumba tasty kanistide ri! Enjoy!

  6. Wish a speedy recovery to ur sweet little heart and this kheer looks delicious n gorgeous with all those nuts:)

  7. Good he enjoyed and had a great time...Wish him a speedy recovery..Happy new year to you and your family...Kheer looks yummm..

  8. wow shavige payasa my all time favs ..just love that :)and urs looks very nice ..:)wishing him speedy recovery

  9. Belated Ugadi wishes to you and family. Glad to know that you guys enjoyed your vacation :) Payasa sakkathagi ide.. :)

  10. Hope your son is feeling better now! Wishing you and your family a very happy new year Sushma! Kheer looks so yummy. :)

  11. Vermicelli kheer is my favourite....Looks tempting and yum. Wishes for you and your family...

  12. I love this Payasa, Hope yu enjoyed the festival

  13. Love this simple an yummy payasa.. any time :)!! looks so gud !!

  14. Thank you all for your lovely wishes. My son has almost recovered now. Do keep visiting my blog :)

  15. Yummy payasa..Simple yet delicious :)

  16. Yummy payasam. Lovely picture.

  17. Love this payasa cold any day!

  18. @ Pavithra, Ammu & Le @HC,
    Thank you for your lovely comments.

  19. that looks wonderful Sushma. sahvige payasa nicely chilled in fridge is my fav :)

  20. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  21. @Anonymous,
    Thanks a lot for your prompt comment. Will try to improve with each post :)



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