CREAMY VERMICELLI PUDDING
This Dessert Serves 2-4
Other than this being a great dessert on the menu, it is a dish that is often prepared for weddings, prayers & religious events such as Eid or Diwali/Deepavali. Although for Eid, Kheer is prepared. It is prepared using vermicelli & many other ingredients.
Vermicelli Pudding can also be referred to as Vermicelli Payasam or Semiya Payasam. This pudding is served hot with poppadums (papad).
Creamy Vermicelli Pudding Ingredients:
- 1 cup (250 grams) vermicelli
- 110 grams butter
- ½ cup sago (optional)
- ½ liter full cream milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar (as per taste)
- 4 elachi pods (cardamom)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon condensed milk
- Place sago in a bowl. I used sago for this recipe but it can be omitted (if omitting, use 2 cups of vermicelli).
- Pour enough cold water to cover the sago & allow it to soak for 15 minutes.
- Once the sago is done soaking, drain out the water & set aside.
- In a medium sized pot, add in the vermicelli, cinnamon sticks & the elachi pods (cardamom). Place the pot on the stove top on low heat, use a wooden spoon & stir the ingredients around, toasting the vermicelli until lightly browned.
- Once the vermicelli has browned, add in the butter & stir.
- As the butter melts, pour in the milk.
- Thereafter, add in the drained sago.
- Add in the condensed milk, stir & turn up the heat to medium. Allow the vermicelli & sago to cook until soft – approximately 10-15 minutes.
- When the vermicelli has cooked, stir in the sugar.
- Finally add in the vanilla essence & mix until combined.
- The Creamy Vermicelli Pudding is ready. Turn off the heat & serve whilst hot.
- The consistency shouldn’t be too weak nor too thick.
- Can be served with poppadums if desired.
- This pudding is best served as soon as it is prepared because as it gets cold, it will tend to thicken. If you do prepare it in advance, simply reheat it on the stove top & add milk as desired to reach your consistency.
- Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.