Dates Payasam- Dates Vermicelli in Sweetened Milk
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
  • Dates, pitted- 15
  • Milk- 3 cups
  • Condensed milk- 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Thin Vermicelli, roasted, broken to 2 to 3 inch- 1½ cups
  • Whole cardamom, smashed- 1
  • Ghee roasted Cashew Nuts- 2 tbsp
  • Ghee roasted Pistachios- 8 (optional)
  1. Roast cashew nuts and pistachios in 2 tbsp ghee. You could even use almonds or other nuts of your choice. Keep aside.
  2. In a blender, puree dates with ½ cup milk.
  3. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add the pureed dates and remaining 2½ cups milk.
  4. Cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add condensed milk, combine well and cook for a minute. If you want more sweet add condensed milk accordingly.
  6. Add whole cardamom smashed, combine well.
  7. Add thin vermicelli, combine well and let cook for a few minutes. Thin vermicelli cooks faster.
  8. If you are using regular vermicelli, roast that in 2 tbsp ghee and add to the dates/milk mixture.
  9. Add the ghee roasted cashew nuts and pistachios.
  10. Let the mixture simmer for 3 minutes.
  11. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool down.
  12. You could serve slightly warm or serve chilled- chilled dates payasam tastes delicious.
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