You need :
Roasted Vermicelli (semiya) - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Elaichi (cardamom) - 5-6
Roasted Cashew nuts - 8-9
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 3/4 cup
n a pan add the ghee and add the roasted vermicelli to it and mix for a minute or so. Now,take around 1 1/2 glass of water and cook the roasted vermicelli. Once the vermicelli is nicely cooked and the water is somewhat drained. Add the milk and mix well. Add the cruched cardomom powder to it and mix well. Stir inbetween and allow the milk to come to a boil. Add the sugar and mix well. You may add evaprated milk instead of milk for more flavour and fast cooking. Let the payasam thicken a bit. Add the roasted cashew nut and serve hot ot chilled.
Enjoy this lovely sweet dish for any ocassion. Serve hot or Chilled. I like it Chilled. Enjoy!