Monday, May 14, 2012

Semia payasam (Vermicelli Kheer/Pudding)

Payasam (a.k.a. Kheer) is a traditional Indian sweet dish. I made this recently for my fathers birthday and it turned out well. So I decided to share it with my dear readers today. As always, I welcome your feedback and comments.


1 cup of semia
3-4 cups of milk
3/4 cup of sugar
handful of cashew nuts
10 raisins 
pinch of saffron
2 tbsp of ghee 


1.Add ghee to heavy bottomed vessel and add nuts and raisins. Roast them till they turn golden brown. Be careful with raisins, remove before it turns dark.

2.Transfer them to a plate and add the semia to the ghee. Roast them slightly till nice aroma comes.
3.Add boiled milk (warm milk) to the semia. Keep stirring till the semia is cooked.
3.Now add the sugar and allow them to dissolve.
4.Transfer the nuts and saffron. Mix them well. Semia payasam is ready.


  1. Hi Sangeetha,

    Thanks and greetings from Kerala.

    As my wife is passionate about cooking, and as we usually do, I do the search for new recipe and she makes it and brings to the table, I came to you page. There are a number of dishes we found interesting. We will certainly be trying a few in the coming days.

    Meanwhile, I wanted to appreciate your efforts and congratulate you on what you could accomplish.

    Best regards,


  2. Thanks for the encouraging words, James!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Stumble Upon