Here's just a little taste of semiya payasam that I grabbed from the lunch buffet at Bombay Woodlands today. It's apparently some kind of vermicelli combined with ghee, sugar, saffron, raisins, and nuts. This was my first time having it, and I sure loved it. As with most Indian desserts, it was very, very sweet (so sweet that I needed four scoops of sugar into my Masala Tea in order to be able to distinctly taste it afterwards), but what I loved about it was the burst of saffron that erupted from the warm gooey stuff. It was comforting.