Food Recipes Payasam/Kheer varieties

Semiya Payasam (Vermicelli kheer)

Semiya payasam / Vermicelli kheer is a delicious dessert recipe made using semiya,milk and sugar.This recipe is quite popular in south india and often made in functions. Roasted semiya is readily available and can be used. In case you don’t get roasted semiya or don’t want to use readily available roasted semiya then you can roast raw semiya in ghee for 3-4 minutes.Semiya payasam can be served hot or chilled. To get more creamy texture, boil milk for extra time.


Roasted Semiya/Vermicelli 1/4 cup

Milk 500 ml

Sugar 1/4 cup

Cashewnut 1 tbsp

Almonds 1 tbsp

Raisins 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder ½ tsp

Ghee 1 tbsp

Saffron 10 strands

Preparation time = 02 min

Cooking time = 17 min

Makes 350 ml

Serves 2 persons



Text Procedure

Step 1

Heat ghee in pan. Add nuts and raisins. Roast till nuts turn to pink colour and raisins swell.

Step 2

Roast semiya for 1 min if it is already roasted. Otherwise roast raw semiya for 3-4 minutes( if it is non roasted one).

Step 3

Add hot boiled milk. Boil 7 to 8 minutes.

Step 4

Semiya is cooked and milk reduces to half the quantity.

Step 5

Add sugar and saffron. Boil 3-4 minutes.

Step 6

Add cardamom powder and roasted nuts and raisins. Delicious semiya payasam is ready to serve.

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