Shital's-Kitchen: Vermicelli Kheer

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vermicelli Kheer

Fridays are days of special sweet. Yes, I prepare a special sweet to offer Goddess Lakshmi. In Hindu culture every day of the week has been denoted for a God or Goddess. There are some special foods prepared that day and a particular color of clothing worn. It makes planning so easy and life more disciplined.

Many men and women fast on Friday and worship Goddess Lakshmi to fulfill their desires. For me, it is a habit now. Fasting the entire day and then praying, and making special offering to Goddess Lakshmi. My husband too looks forward to some delicious treat that day. :)

Vermicelli are whole wheat noodles and taste delicious when cooked with milk and nuts. Whether you call it Kheer, Seviyan, Sev Biranj, Payasam, or Sheer Khurma, the ingredients and taste of this recipe remains the same.

Here is the recipe to make Vermicelli Kheer/Porridge for 2-3 people.

Bring 2 cups of milk to boil.

Add few cashews and few raisins. Add 4 tbsp. sugar (or to taste)

I use roasted vermicelli easily available at an Indian store. You could roast them using a bit of ghee/clarified butter.

Add 1/3 cup of roasted Vermicelli into boiling milk. Stir occasionally and let them cook on mediam heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes.

Add few slivered almonds and pistachios. Save some for garnishing. 
You could also avoid nut. I know lot of my friends and family who do not enjoy nuts in their sweet dishes. :)

Add a pinch or cardamom powder for flavor.

Transfer into a decorative bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled.
If you like your kheer with more milk, you can increase the amount of milk in this recipe.

A very easy recipe to make for 
Diwali Celebration and Lakshmi Pooja! 

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