WHEAT SEVAI OR WHOLE WHEAT ANGEL HAIR PASTA PAYASAM



Dear friends, thank you very much for all the support and well wishes during my absence. Things have been busy at the personal front lately that I had hardly any time to post anything in my blog, even from my drafts. Now I have a lot of catching up to do with all your posts :)

Coming on to the recipe, I made this payasam today for Krishna Jayanthi. I found a packet of whole wheat sevai at my nearby Indian grocery and the ingredients consisted of 98% whole wheat, which a perfect choice for a low-carb dessert…..ideal for those who miss out all the sweet indulgences during the festival season. The same payasam can also be made with whole wheat angel hair pasta, and also transformed into a low-fat and sugar-free version with fat-free milk or half and half and Splenda.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Wheat sevai or whole wheat angel hair pasta, ½ small packet. This comes to a cup when broken into small pieces.
2. Milk, 1 to 1-1/2 cups. (Low fat or fat-free milk also works perfect for this).
3. Any sweetener of choice, ½ cup or more depending upon preferred sweetness.
4. Cardamom powder, ½ teaspoon.
5. Ghee or butter, 1-2 tablespoons.
6. Raisins, 2 tablespoons.
7. Cashews, 2 tablespoons.
8. Coconut milk ¼ cup.

PREPARATION:
Grind the coconut with ½ cup of water to a smooth paste. Dry roast the sevai until it changes to a light reddish color and let it cool. In the same pot, add the ghee and let it melt. Roast the cashews and raisins until the nuts turn golden brown and the raisins plump up. Add the milk, coconut milk, ¼ cup of water, cardamom powder, and sweetener and let it come to a boil. Add the sevai or noodles mix everything well and cook until the sevai is cooked. This can be served hot or cold.

Please check out my sugar-free rice and moong dhal payasam here.

35 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Welcome back Gita,missed u around!
Cool idea of using angel hair pasta for making payasam!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum and healthy too!

Kiran said...

Nice to see you back Gita.Hope everything is fine and you are doing well.
Love the delicious payasam.

kothiyavunu.com said...

welcome back gita...payasam sounds healthy and yummyy!!!

Pavithra Srihari said...

welcome back gita ... loved ur presentation .. loved the idea of making wheat semiya payasam ...

Satya said...

hi geeta,
welcome back dear ,i was waiting for u ...payasam looks divine ,love the idea of using angel hair pasta ...i love ur collection of healthy food
do visit my blog if u get time

Satya
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Welcome back dear :-) Yummy payesh for the perfect occasion
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Jaishree said...

Nice to see you back Gita:)payasam looks yum !

Rumana Rawat said...

Hello gita, how r u doing? this sweet looks very tasty:)

Priya said...

Glad to see u back Gita..Hope u r doing well..

Payasam looks yummy and tempting..

Rachana said...

Welcome back dear :-)

Payasam looks so healthy and yumm!

Sushma Mallya said...

Welcome back gita,hope everything is fine at your end, so nice to see your post again, it looks really yum

Vrinda said...

Welcome back Gita..nice innovative recipe...

Shama Nagarajan said...

welcome back dear....yummy healthy payasam

umamaheswari anandane said...

Nice to see your blog liven up again after a long gap...your presentation looks good incl. the healthy food ... :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

welcome back dear....yummy & healthy payasam...

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Welcome back Gita!! love that delicious payasam! I always make with whole wheat semiya

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

welcome back :)

Very innovative dear, loving the pic.

PALATABLE said...

Hello Gita,

Missed your delicious and healthy posts...great idea to use whole wheat pasta for making payasam...

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Yummy Team said...

This is such a great idea, Gita!! Lovely payasam..

Panchpakwan said...

Welcome bakc..payasa looks yummy..

women-wisdom.com said...

Welcome back dear. Lovely pasta payasam. Its yummy.

Pari said...

good to see ur post. Personal front is always imp, so keep posting when ever u r able to, we do understand.
Good use of angel hair pasta.
FOODELICIOUS

Suman Singh said...

Welcome back Gita..hope everything is good at your end..payasam looks delicious..lovely presentation!

Suja Sugathan said...

Hi Gita..so happy to see you back.
nice idea..yummy payasam

Vijiskitchen said...

my first visit. Your blog looks all yummy recipes.

I never tired this one. I am going to try soon. Nice recipe.

byw. www.vijisvegkitchen.blogspot.com

Mano Saminathan said...

delicious payasam! Looks temting!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, thats a wonderful payasam.

n33ma said...

I made the same for Janmashtmi,looks good.

Parita said...

I just had this today..one of my colleagues had got it...yummy!

San said...

Hey gita,glad to see u back.Tasty payasam esp for the krishna jayanthi sounds great.Bet it would have tasted heavenly.

Satrupa said...

First time here and I like your concept of cooking healthy and tasty meals.

Happy to follow you.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa
http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Nadji said...

Contente que tu sois de retour.
Un dessert comme je les aime.
See soon.

women-wisdom.com said...

Delicious payasam. Enjoyed your presentation.
Loving it:-)
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GEETHA ACHAL said...

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