Don’t Know What This Is Called…

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3comments No tags Permalink 0

…but I can most certainly tell you that it is delicious. And cannot be purchased anywhere in this city. Zubair’s mom made this Pakistani sweet of supple silky noodles cooked down to a pudding with cream, sugar and a fragrant air of rosewater. Chopped dates and almonds for crunch. Served hot, served chilled. Either way, I am in heaven ^_^

  • Anahita
    October 1, 2009

    hi there Kathy.I am guessing Zubair' Mum cooked lacha shemai, a type of vermicelli which is bought fried in ghee/clarified butter. It is soaked in a reduced syrup of milk, sugar, clove-cinnamon-cardamom, rose/pandan water; & garnished with raisins, saffron strands, almond flakes or pistachios. We usu. have it served during eid-ul-fitr. My eldest aunt makes a killer version with condensed milk.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 2, 2009

    Hey Anahita!OOo thank you for the tip! I've been trying to figure out what the dish's name was…that sounds like it. It was SO DELICIOUS! ^_^

  • anonymous
    November 26, 2009

    My mom, who is Indian, makes this dish and calls it Kheer or Payasam.

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