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Showing posts with label Semiya Payasam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Semiya Payasam. Show all posts

Thursday, February 9, 2012


"Blog Hop Wednesday" is a monthly event and this is the second version which has been started at Radhika's blog. This event happens every second week of the month. It would be announced on Wednesday and within 3 days there should be an entry from your partner's blog, which Radhika would have intimated through her google group, "blog hop wednesday". 

I had been paired with Nirmala. She is in US and mom of two children who are married. Interesting thing is her daughter, Archana also writes a blog. She had quite interesting recipes. I had bookmarked her recipes - groundnut rice, microwave burfi and this one.

Semiya Payasam is an instant sweet done with Semiya or Semolina which will be like noodles but very short. I usually do it on a stove top, but doing it through Microwave in the office which served for my today's lunch is great. Thanks Nirmala for this recipe as I don't have stove inside the office and I am afraid to work with microwave as its very new to my style of cooking. In office, we get milk, biscuits, sugar, salt, fruits, and so on, as its software company and projects might have hectic pressure they have arranged for all these eatables.

Microwave ovens vary with their temperature and its very important to know what are they? Unfortunately, my office had not maintained its manual and for a beginner like me, its too difficult. So I usually do keep it for one minute, check out, again keep it for one more minute and check. This will go on till I have reached the end product.
  • Roasted Semolina - 1/2 cup
  • Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Raisins - few
  • Cashewnuts - few
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Milk - 3 glasses (each glass is of 50ml)

  • Boil Milk for 2 minutes

  • Mix roasted  semolina, powdered sugar, raisins and cashewnuts and then keep it ready by the time milk boils

  • Add the mixture along with ghee to the milk and keep it for 4 minutes, till the semolina turns to be soft

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Kheer is nothing but Payasam with Semolina. Very simple and easy to cook.

Semiya Payasa
Semolina - 100 gms
Milk - 1 glass
Water - 1 glass
Cashewnut - few
Dry Grapes - few
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Sugar Syrup - 4 tbsp (which was more sweet)

Heat some ghee and add semolina, fry them till they get roasted and keep them aside
Heat some more ghee and add cashewnut, grapes fry them and keep them aside
Add milk and water slowly to the same kadai and leave them to boil
Add semolina to milk and water, let it get cooked properly
Add all this mixture to the sugar syrup and garnish with cashewnut and dry grapes
Serve it hot

Award Time:

I am pleased to pass my self created award for 5 of my friends.

  • Kalyn - Kalyn's Kitchen. Successfully hosted and running out 3rd year Weekend Herb Blogging with her friends. Thanks Kalyn.
  • Prathibha - The Chef and Her Kitchen.  She hosts 'Family Food Friday' where one of her family member cooks and sends it to her. Great to unite them at times to visit what we do. Thanks Prathibha.
  • Salsa - Veggie Belly. I am inspired by her sweet smile same as her food. Thanks Salsa.
  • Abraham Chacko - Chacko's Kitchen. One of my initial friends who inspired me to write my blog. Thanks Abraham.
  • Archana - The Mad Scientist's Kitchen. I was impressed by the theme of her contest Back to Roots. Thanks Archana.