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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cocoa N Saffron Vermicelli Pudding

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A milk based pudding/payasam flavored decadently with Cocoa,Saffron threads,garnished with dry fruits plus nuts.This is my mom's specialty that I made today for TamiZh New Year.Well mom makes it minus the Cocoa powder. I borrowed her recipe and added some Zing. So how do you like it?Sending this as an entry to PrestoPastaNights hosted @ More than Words. For more pudding choices go here and check the links for at-least half a dozen puddings from there. Enjoy!
 
 
Ingredients:
  • Vermicelli(Semolina) - 1/2 cup
  • Whole Milk - 3 cups
  • Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Raisins, Craisins - 1 tbsp each
  • Cashews - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Saffron threads - 1 tsp, soaked in 2 tbsp of warm milk
  • Butter or Ghee(Clarified Butter) - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 3 pods, smashed and shells discarded
Procedure:
  • In a skillet, heat a tbsp of butter and fry the nuts until browned. Add the dry fruits at the very end and saute quickly until they are slightly plumped.Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add another tbsp of butter and add the Vermicelli.Brown it and set aside.
  • In a thick saucepan, heat the milk, add cardamom, cocoa powder and sugar. Keep stirring constantly for 5 -10 minutes until they are evenly incorporated.
  • Add the vermicelli and cook for 10 more minutes. Pour the milk soaked saffron threads and switch off stove.
  • Transfer the pudding to a serving dish and garnish with browned nuts and dry fruits.
  • Serve warm or chilled.
Makes 3-4 servings.

Note:
  • The pudding thickens after a while. Cold milk can be added if a lighter consistency is preferred.
  • Cocoa in the pudding makes it slightly bitter. Adding more sugar helps or enjoy as is.
Enjoy!
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47 comments:

  1. I've never had anything like this...sounds really interesting... I will have to try it!

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  2. CL Kalakitinga ponga, adding cocoa sounds truly interesting..makes me hungry u know..

    Happy Tamil New Year Wishes to u and ur family..

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  3. happy tamil new yr to u too! nice recipe, this vermicelli pudding has all the stuff i love :)

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  4. Oh that looks so delicious! What a unique recipe!

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  5. Hey, Cocoa add panni parkavey roombha superb ba iruku..Iniya puthandu vazhthukal..vera enna special food enaiku?

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  6. Now thats a great idea!! It looks absolutely delicious..

    Wishing you too a very happy and prosperous Tamil New Year!!

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  7. I've never had anything like this...sounds really interesting...

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  8. I have never eaten anything like this.Loved all the nuts on top, looks delicious.
    Happy Tamizh New Year x

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  9. this is a new combination for me cacao and saffron; but the vermicelli pudding is something I love very much!!! looks richly nutty and delicious!!! happy tamil new year and vishu to you and to all at home!!!

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  10. wooow!!!!vermicelli pdding with coco powder really interesting....looks tempting...love the payasam color....

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  11. This sounds so good! Very interesting dish! I wish I could try some right now!

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  12. Nice idea of making payasam cocoa flavor one. Happy tamil new year.

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  13. This looks wonderful! I love the photos too!

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  14. Wow what a tempting dish...loved the snaps most....

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  15. I have never had a Vermicelli pudding. It has a wonderful variety of textures and flavors.

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  16. Happy New Year! That looks so good. I have never seen this but must try it soon!

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  17. Loved the addition of cocoa powder to the pudding.
    Happy new year!

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  18. Wow wow wow.. sis.. Can we say great ppl think alike ;) The cocoa factor in payasam was our great idea na ;) Love this.

    The second click is drool worthy.. Yummm :)

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  19. Happy new year! These pictures have got me really craving some chocolate pudding. the perfect way to celebrate!

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  20. just saw this cocoa powder in payasam in nithya's blog and am seeing it again here .I think I should try this next time .

    Beautiful pictures

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  21. Wow looks so yummy .. the dessert looks so tempting, I love the clicks as well dear.

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  22. ohh this looks so rich and tasty, with all the dry fruits and nutty garnish..yummy.

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  23. Happy new year! Perfect for such an important day!
    Love the song playing! Reminds me of my childhood.

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  24. the cocoa in the pudding makes it dreamy, CL!!! and saffron too...delish!

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  25. Very innovative thinking and an unusual combo, loved it. Would give a try.Click is very good.

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  26. Cocoa and vermicelly...Great combination...

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  27. Wow..u have added cocoa to payasam, thats lovely and yummy. Nice color. Happy Tamil New Year.

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  28. ரொம்ப சூப்பராயிருக்கு...கலக்கிட்டீங்க!!

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  29. அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது..கண்டிப்பாக குழந்தைகள் முதல் பெரிவ்யர்கள் வரை, இந்த ஸ்வீட் பெரிய Hit...

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  30. cocoa vermicelli pudding, wow...looks nice... will give it a try.

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  31. New combo CL,the addition of cocoa is really brilliant n iam drooling on seeing the pic.

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  32. Happy new year dear! pudding seems a great yummy way to begin the year. I am drooling:)

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  33. Heyy Coool,,,pudding rombha nalla irukkupaa New year nalla celebrate paningala... sounds great dear with cocoa powder.

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  34. Happy new year to you and your family.I also made Vermicelli pudding with Javarisi...This cocoa version looks fabulous.got to try it out sometime.

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  35. wow..this coco version looks wonderful..happy new year to you and your family!!

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  36. Adding cocoa sounds cool and innovative...got to try this..Happy new year to you too :-)

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  37. Very innovative and delicious twist....love the addition of cocoa to the pudding...I have to try this one...looks so rich and creamy :)

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  38. I do love a pasta dessert! Thanks for sharing this one with Presto Pasta Nights.

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  39. Awesome entry! and a dessert one as well. Love it!

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  40. very nice pudding.looks so delicious.feel to have it now.hope u had a wonderful newyear celebration.Wishing you and your family a Happy new year

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  41. heavenly n sinful delight.
    Check out my blog sometime

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  42. am drooling !! heavenly, couldnt resist bookmarking it.

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