Heat a pan and add ghee
Add vermicelli and fry it till light brown..(don`t fry too much )
In between boil 1/2 lit water.
When the vermicelli is fried then add this to the boiling water and close the pot for 2 min and cook
Open the lid and stir occasionally..Once the vermicelli become soft then add sugar..Stir well ..Then add hot milk , mix well and cook.
Boil till the payasam get its consistency.
Add fried cashew nuts ..If u want u can add powdered cardamom and raisins (fried).
Add a pinch of salt
Your payasam is ready now ...Can be served hot or cold.
When cool if the payasam seems to be too thick then u can add boiled milk and adjust the sugar We are adding salt to payasams or any other desserts to balance the sweetness
If u want u can add cooked sago into the vermicelli .. Kids love this version .. In my pics u can see the beautiful pearls :)