Semiya – Vermicelli Payasam


Semiya - Vermicelli Payasam

A quick dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 6 people



  • Keep aside 1 cup of milk and heat the remaining milk in a thick bottomed vessel.
  • Meanwhile heat the ghee in a small wok and fry the cashew nuts and raisins and keep them aside.
  • In the remaining ghee fry the vermicelli to golden brown and keep it aside.
  • When the milk comes to a boil add the roasted vermicelli and cook stirring constantly till done.
  • Once the vermicelli is well cooked, add sugar and stir till they dissolve completely.
  • Now add the essence, crushed cardamom and cashew nuts, raisins, salt and stir well.
  • After 5 minutes remove from fire.
  • After 5 minutes add the remaining milk and give it a stir :- this is to make sure the payasam doesn¦t change consistency when its cold. :-Serve hot or chilled.
  • Variations: 1)Instead of pineapple essence add different other essence each time you make payasam to have variations in your dessert. You can use essence like vanilla, rose, mango etc.
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