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Vermicelli Paaysam

Vermicelli payasam/Semiya payasam
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 cup Vermicelli/Semiya
  • 1 litre Milk
  • Sugar As reqd
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder Elakka
  • Cashewnuts As reqd
  • Raisins As reqd, Kismis
  • Ghee for frying


  • Fry the vermicelli in ghee and keep it aside.
  • Heat milk in a vessel.
  • When the milk boils and begins to rise, lower the heat and add fried semiya. Stir well.
  • Continue heating the milk at low flame until the volume of milk reduces considerably.
  • Remove the vessel from the stove and add sugar and mix well.
  • Roast some raisins and cashews in ghee until they become golden brown and add it to the payasam.
  • Add cardamom powder too and mix well.
  • :- Serve hot or cold.
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