Vermicelli Almond/Semiya Badami Pudding

imageVermicelli Almond pudding

Vermicelli almond pudding is a silky delight which I’ve prepared to celebrate the New Year. Vermicelli almond pudding is rich with almonds and creamy in texture. The milk is boiled and vermicelli is cooked in milk with saffron and almond cashew paste. Later sugar is added as a sweetening agent. Dry fruits are roasted in melted ghee and mixed with pudding for a nice crunchy taste. Here I present rich and decadent dessert vermicelli almond pudding  to tantalise our taste buds. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Author: Akshayakumbham
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8-10

Ingredients:

Milk: 1 litre

Roasted Vermicelli: 1 small cup of 100 ml capacity

Sugar: 1 small cup

Saffron strands: 10-15 nos.

Almonds: 15 nos.

Cashews: 10 nos.

Ghee: 1 tsp

Dry fruits: Few(Cashews, Almonds, Pistachios n Raisins)

Method of preparation:

1. Soak 10-15 almonds in enough water for 30 minutes.image

2. Take one litre of milk in a heavy bottomed vessel and boil it.image

image3. Take few saffron strands and add them to the hot milk(2 tbsp)  in a small cup.image

4. Continue to boil the milk for ten more minutes on low flame. Stir the milk at regular intervals while boiling.image

5. Now add one cup of vermicelli and mix thoroughly.image

6. Cook the vermicelli in milk on low flame.image

7. Now add saffron milk to the boiling vermicelli. Saffron gives very nice colour.

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8. After 30 minutes of soaking, peel the skin of the almonds and keep aside.

9. Take a mixer grinder put the peeled almonds into it.image

10. Also add few cashew nuts into it. Cashews give nice consistency to the pudding.image

11. Grind the almonds and cashews to get a smooth and fine paste. Add little water to get the desired consistency.image

image12. Now add the ground almond cashew paste to the boiling vermicelli mixture.image

13. Mix thoroughly for a minute and cook on low flame for five minutes or till raw smell goes away.image

14. Now heat small kadai pour one tsp of ghee. Slightly crush almonds, cashews and pistachios in a mortar pestle. Add the crushed cashews, almonds, pistachios and few raisins into the ghee. Roast them for a minute. Transfer the roasted dry fruits into the boiling vermicelli mixture. Keep some for garnishing.image

15. Mix thoroughly and switch off the flame. Now add one cup of sugar into it. Stir continuously till the sugar dissolves completely. Now the consistency of the pudding is thick.imageimage

16. Now the creamy delight vermicelli almond pudding is ready to serve. Transfer the pudding into serving bowls and can be served hot or chilled. Garnish with roasted dry fruits and saffron strands.image

17. Refrigerate for one hour and enjoy the vermicelli almond pudding.image