Carrot Sago Vermicelli Pudding | Carrot Saggubiyam Semiya Payasam

>>  Tuesday, May 10, 2011

With so many festivals coming up now and then, we end up making sweets to mark the day. Among all the sweets, payasam is the most common sweet we end up, so it is natural we have different combination in making it. This payasam is one of the special treat that Amma makes. The addition of carrot makes it attractive for the kids and at the same time very healthy also.

I always remember Amma making some kind of payasam for Saturday Pooja. Infact I started loving semiya payasam only after eating it every Saturday. When Amma has time, she twists the recipe by adding something new or changing it to a different kheer. I remember her using Sago on many such occasions. That silky texture that renders when you chew a sago gives you a distinct taste. With flavorsome carrots this payasam is one I can always remember.

I had posted this in BC long time ago, thought I must revisit it again to savour the taste. Hope you enjoy this.

Ingredients Needed:

Sago - 2 tsp
Vermicelli / Semiya - 50 gms
Milk - 1/2 litre
Carrot, grated - 50 gms
Sugar - 50 gms
Cardamon - a pinch
Clarified Butter / Ghee - 3 tsp
Cashew Nuts, Raisins - handful

Method to prepare:

Soak Sago for 1/2 hr prepare cook with water just enough to cover it. Cook till it is tender. Keep it aside.

Heat a pan with ghee, roast the nuts and keep it aside.

Grate the carrots and roast it in ghee followed by Vermicelli.

Meanwhile boil milk in a pan, once it thickens, Slowly add Sago along with water, roasted semiya and carrot to the milk, simmer till everything gets done to partial.

Add sugar and simmer for 10 mins for the sugar to dissolve.

Finally add the roasted nuts. Bring to boil and switch.

The mix of all three ingredients makes it unique and at the same time very healthy. If required, you can reduce the sugar if the carrots used are sweet.

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Cool Lassi(e) May 10, 2011 at 4:32 AM  

Oh my, this looks so colorful. I was just checking out your first post and here you are with your second post already. Never thought of adding carrot to a payasam..looks so eye-catching and tempting! Will definitely be adding shread of carrot in my payasam from now on.

Mexico in my kitchen May 10, 2011 at 5:37 AM  

Lovely dish. What can I use instead of sago. I had never see that in my local Indian market. Could I use corn starch instead?


Champa May 10, 2011 at 6:32 AM  

first picture looks really nice.

harini-jaya May 10, 2011 at 7:11 AM  

Lovely payasam. Addition of carrot always gives a pleasant appearance and it is a very regular addition in the kheers my mom and I make !!

vaishali sabnani May 10, 2011 at 7:21 AM  

very very tempting indeed!!love the texture:)

divya May 10, 2011 at 7:59 AM  

Very tempting recipe....nice clicks...

Mom Chef May 10, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

mouthwatering combo Valli ! I love all 3 as separate ingredients for diferent payasams, but never thought of combining them !

SouthIndianHome May 10, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Looks colorful and delicious.
Adding carrot makes it healthy as well
South Indian Home

Suma Gandlur May 10, 2011 at 8:46 AM  

Lovely one Valli. I can't wait for the next week's marathon after seeing your kheer post. I have already cooked for the sweet series too. :)

Mélange May 10, 2011 at 9:09 AM  

That's a great twist to usual vermicelli payasam.Even in looks ,it has given a tempting colour.And for children,that's going to be an easy way to feed some veggies.Lovely recipe Srivalli.

Kurinji May 10, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

Healthy, colorful and yummy recipe.
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Aarthi May 10, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

This is a yummy dish..looks so good..What a colourful dish..Check my blog an please follow me..Because i love my followers

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) May 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

yummy n tempting ....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal May 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

Very new combo, love the idea and the color the carrots bring in the payasam is wonderful :)

Vardhini May 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM  

Looks yummy ..


Priya May 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM  

I can happily have this wonderful looking pudding rite now,yumm!

Prathibha May 10, 2011 at 3:21 PM  

lovely payasam..looks yummy..:)

Fajeeda May 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM  

yummy dish.........thr r some awards for u in my blog pls come and collect it......

Usha May 10, 2011 at 5:49 PM  

Colorful payasam! Adding carrots did make it very tempting.. When added carrots to it

Krithi's Kitchen May 10, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

Haven't tried adding carrots to this lovely pudding.. YUMMY..

Suja May 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

Delicious and colorful payasam..yummy

Now Serving May 10, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

That is a yummy looking payasam - carrot payasam is a very well liked treat in our home :)

Reshmi Mahesh May 10, 2011 at 11:32 PM  

Tempting payasam...looks delicious...

Sobha Shyam May 11, 2011 at 1:33 AM  

Looks very yummy...great combo!!

Pavani May 11, 2011 at 3:54 AM  

I love these type of sweets, but I don't make them that often since my hubby is not a big fan of desserts with milk. :-( Payasam looks amazing.

veena krishnakumar May 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM  

looks very nice. loved the combo too

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