Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vermicelli Kheer with Almonds and Saffron - Back after a long Break :)

Vermicelli Kheer with Almonds and Saffron
Hello everyone, I am back after a much needed blogging break :) Thanks to all the friends who asked about my well being and missed me, I missed u all too.....

Today I am sharing one of my family's favorite desserts - Vermicelli Kheer or Porridge also called as Shevaiya chi Kheer in Marathi. Normally the traditional shevaiya are very thin but since these are bambino, they are thick.  The almond paste gives it a creamy and rich taste and the saffron adds nice rich color. Its one of the quickest and simplest to make dessert recipe.

To make this kheer, put 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and roast 1 cup vermicelli (i used bambino as I had them on hand). When the vermicelli is light brown, add 3 cups milk to it and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Add 1&1/2 cup sugar (adjust according to desired sweetness).

Then add Almond paste to this (to make almond paste, soak 20-25 almonds in warm water for 3-4 hrs and peel them and grind them in a mixer). After stirring and boiling on medium heat for 5-10 mins, then add 1 can evaporated milk. This lends a very nice flavor to the kheer. Then add 6-8 crushed cardamoms and a generous pinch of saffron strands. When the kheer is nice and thick, take it off the gas and cool.

It tastes best chilled. Garnish with cut almonds before serving.

Will be blogging on and off for some time, hope to be more regular after a while. Take care everyone.

32 comments:

Alpana said...

Wow.......beautiful.....am sure adding the almond paste makes it richer & delicious.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Welcome back Rupali !!!

aipi said...

Delectable!
Glad to see you back Rupali!
USMasala

Now Serving said...

R, it is so wonderful to see you back again! What better way to come back than with a yummy dessert :)

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Kalyani's Platter said...

kheer with almonds looks delicious & yummy ...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Love the addition of almond paste, makes it much more rich and delicious.

Prathibha said...

lovely kheer...looks delicious

Priya said...

Payasam looks super rich and delicious..glad to see u back.

Kalyani said...

looks good ! And nice to meet you on this blog - first time here !

Deeksha said...

Hi
Kheer looks so delicious.

divya said...

wow looks rich and delicious kheer.....

Kurryleaves said...

looks really yummy...rich and creamy kheer...mmm..drooling here

R said...

Alpana, Priya ym, Aipi, Nowserving, Kalyani's platter,Umm Mymoonah, Pratibha, Priya, Kalyani, Deeksha, Divya, Kurryleaves: Thank you all for appreciating, visiting and welcoming me back :))

Anisha said...

Adding almond paste is a wonderful idea, I'm sure the Kheer Tasted great. Next time I make Kheer, I'll try this.

julie said...

Rich n creamy kheer with a saffron touch.. Looks yummy!!
Thanx for visiting my blog, n your sweet comments too!!
Do visit again !!

Ammu's said...

Yummy dish with flavors of almond..very delicious.

Priti said...

Welcome back ....kheer looks so rich n delicious ....

Jay said...

welcome back dear...awesome recipe to delishh..
Tasty Appetite

Chaitanya said...

Payasam looks very rich and delicious..happy to see u back.
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R said...

Anisha, Julie, Ammu's, Priti, Jay, Chaitanya: thanks for your appreciative comments!

Pushpa said...

Payasam looks delicious,glad to have you back.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks rich and delicious dear :)

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Padhu said...

Looks so rich and delicious!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful

Patricia Torres said...

oh wow!! that looks absolutely yummm!!

Bindu said...

Lovely Kheer.. looks yummmy

Sobha Shyam said...

Welcome back..kheer looks so yummy, feel like having a bowl of it now..

Uma said...

Looks creamy. I am sure addition of almods will give a wonderful rich taste.

Cheers,
Uma

Vandana Rajesh said...

Looks so creamy and delicious...yummy.

R said...

Aruna Maniknandan, Kalyan, Padhu, Torviewtoronto, Patricia Torres, Bindu, Shobha Shyam, Uma, Vandana Rajesh: Thanks for your appreciation!

kranthi said...

looking delicious.and yummy