semiya payasam recipe, how to make semiya payasam (vermicelli payasam)

semiya payasam recipe (vermicelli payasam ) is one of the easiest payasam recipe that can be prepared even by bachelors. Whether it is a festive occasion or a regular day, you can just prepare this easy Indian sweet dish to make your day special.
To make semiya payasam , vermicelli is cooked in milk and flavored with green cardamom powder or saffron and sugar or jaggery is added for the sweetness. This dish can be prepared with any kind of vermicelli that is available in the market. You could even choose roasted semiya that is readily available in the stores.
semiya payasam recipe or vermicelli payasam
You can use jaggery instead of sugar , but after adding jaggery the payasam should not be cooked further to prevent curdling.

semiya payasam recipe in 20 minutes with step by step pictures

1. Heat a heavy bottom pan with ghee, add nuts and fry till golden, add raisins and sauté and set these aside
semiya payasam recipe step 1
2. In the same pan, roast the semiya till slightly golden on a medium flame.
semiya payasam recipe step 2
3.Pour in the milk and water.Bring the milk to a boil on a low flame. If you like to add sago/ sabudana/ saggubiyam you can add it now. Cook till the vermicelli is fully cooked. Keep stirring to prevent burning
semiya payasam recipe step 3
4. Add cardamom powder and sugar and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 mins on a low flame. If using jaggery, switch off the stove immediately after you add it to the semiya payasam. cooking further will curdle.
semiya payasam recipe step 5
5. Garnish with nuts and raisins
Serve warm or chilled
semiya payasam recipe
For more easy payasam recipes, check
Rice payasam with milk
Rice payasam with milk and moong dal
channa dal kheer
moong dal kheer
sagubiyyam payasam

find semiya payasam recipe below

semiya payasam recipe or vermicelli payasam
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Yield: 3
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • ¾ cup of semiya or vermicelli
  • ½ cup of sugar (adjust to suit your taste)
  • ⅛ tsp. green cardamom powder (elaichi) or few strands of saffron
  • 500 ml milk
  • 200 ml water (you could substitute this with milk, if you desire a thick payasam)
  • 2 tsps.ghee
  • cashewnuts and raisins as needed
  1. Add ghee to a heavy bottom pot and heat up. Add cashews and fry till golden, add raisins and saute. Keep these aside to use for garnish
  2. Add semiya to the same pan and roast till slightly golden on a low flame.
  3. Add milk and water to the roasted semiya. Let the milk boil on a medium flame. Boil till the vermicelli is fully cooked. Keep stirring to prevent the payasam from burning
  4. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Cook for 3 to 5 mins on a low flame for the semiya payasam to thicken.
  5. Garnish with fried nuts and raisins
Soaked Sago can be added to the semiya payasam . Add them when the milk comes to a boil


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