Shavige Payasa (Vermicelli pudding)


Shavige payasa or vermicelli pudding – the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of sweets or desserts. This humble dessert is an integral part of my kitchen. I have it it millions of times and will never get enough of it. At my home, no occasion is complete without it. This pudding is made with wheat vermicelli. Make this on any occasion or just to satisfy you sweet tooth!

To make this pudding, I roast vermicelli in some ghee/clarified butter. I boil milk in a sauce pan and add the roasted vermicelli and cook it completely. I then add sugar and combine everything with cardamom powder, saffron and nuts & raisins. And it ready! So so comforting… I can eat it everyday!

 

 

Ingredients:

Vermicelli or shavige – 1 cup
Milk – 3 cups
Sugar – ½ cup
Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
Cashew – 10-15
Raisins – a handful
Ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tbsp
Saffron – 3-4 strands

Method:

  1. Heat a thick bottom vessel and add ghee
  2. Roast the vermicelli until they are golden and aromatic. Set aside
  3. In the same pan fry the cashew and raisins until golden. Set aside
  4. Now add milk and bring to boil
  5. Add the roasted vermicelli to the milk and let it boil until the vermicelli is soft, about 4-5 minutes
  6. Add sugar and boil for 2-3 minutes until the sugar dissolves completely
  7. Turn the heat off and add cardamom powder and saffron
  8. Garnish with nuts and raisins and serve

Notes:

  • Make sure the vermicelli is roasted well, else the payasa can turn lumpy
  • If it thickens up when cooled, add some warm and adjust the consistency

 

Roast the vermicelli until they are golden and aromatic. Set aside

Roast the vermicelli until they are golden and aromatic. Set aside

 

Add the roasted vermicelli to the milk and let it boil until the vermicelli is soft, about 4-5 minutes

Add the roasted vermicelli to the milk and let it boil until the vermicelli is soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add sugar and boil for 2-3 minutes until the sugar dissolves completely

 

Add cardamom powder, saffron, fried nuts and raisins

Add cardamom powder, saffron, fried nuts and raisins

 

 

Shavige payasa is ready to serve

Shavige payasa is ready to serve

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