Kerala Vermicelli Payasam | Semiya Payasam

Kerala Vermicelli Payasam | Semiya Payasam

Kerala Vermicelli Payasam | Semiya Payasam

Kerala Vermicelli Payasam is a tasty traditional dessert dish in Kerala Cuisine. No function in Kerala is complete without a dessert. Kerala Vermicelli Payasam is a creamy milk based dessert with the unique flavor of cardamom seeds. This creamy thick dessert is actually vermicelli cooked in milk. Semiya Payasam is actually one of the easiest of desserts that anyone can whip up in a moment. Guests and family will adore the sweet dish. Ghee rinsed cashews and raisins make the dish unique and special. Kids love Semiya Payasamn due to its mild creamy texture and color. Even bachelors and new comers can give a bold try at the delicious dish. The dessert can be served at room temperature or cold. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Vermicelli Semiya
  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • Cardamom(Elakka) powder
  • 1 tin Milkmaid
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Rose essence A little
  • 6 - Almonds Badam
  • Cashews A few
  • Pistachios A few, Pista


  • For preparing the delicious payasam, first roast the vermicelli in ghee, till it gets a light brown colour.
  • Roast the cashews in ghee and keep aside.
  • Boil the milk and remove the cream (pada) from it.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and cook the semiya in it.
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Keep stirring to prevent the formation of lumps.
  • When the semiya is almost cooked, add the milkmaid and keep stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from flame and add 5 - 10 drops of rose essence.
  • Garnish with badam, cashews and pistachios.


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Response (23)
  1. n
    nisha Nambiar September 9, 2005

    I like this version of semiya payasam better than the traditional one.

  2. P
    PJN January 29, 2006

    Not bad… It would have been useful if the recipe actually could mention actual quantities rather than “one can of milkmaid” and so on. Eitherway, it was not bad at all.

  3. s
    sow September 23, 2004

    i am going to try it.positive it will be yummy

  4. g
    ginu November 24, 2004

    It is a good receipe. One suggestion. U can add condensed milk instead of milkmaid. I do that always and it is tasty.

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