|Condensed Milk||-||1/4 cup (optional)|
|Sugar||-||8 tbsp or as needed|
| Cardamom powder |
Heat half a table spoon ghee and fry raisins and cashews and keep it aside. Fry the vermicelli (very thin rice noodles) in the remaining ghee till it is golden brown. Add 4 cups of boiled milk. Keep stirring occasionally. Once the vermicelli becomes soft, add the condensed milk or sugar as needed. Let it simmer. Once it gets the desired thickness add cardamom powder and stir well. Finally add the fried cashew nuts and raisins. Your payasam is ready and can be served hot or cold.