Jun 19, 2013

Semiya Payasam | Vermicelli Kheer | Vermicelli Pudding

Semiya Payasam is one of the easiest dessert recipes in Indian cuisine. It is prepared with lightly roasted vermicelli (Indian noodles) simmered in warm milk and topped with dried fruits and nuts. 

I had a potluck in office and the theme was fruit - dessert lunch. I was looking for ideas to make Indian dessert something which can be made fresh in morning. So, my husband suggested me to make semiya payasam and haven't made this recipe for a while. I decided to make this recipe using full fat milk, if I am making just for me and my husband; then I would use skimmed milk.


1 ltr Milk (full fat or skimmed milk)
1 - 1 1/2 cup of Sugar 
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1 Cup Vermicelli
1/2 cup dry fruit and nuts ( cashew nut, raisins, almond and pistachios )
2 tsp ghee


  • In a heavy bottom vessel, add milk and bring it to boil. Turn heat to low.  Add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir well
  • In a pan, lightly roast vermicelli and keep it aside
  • In the same pan, add 2 tsp of ghee; and dried fruit & nuts. Roast until it turns golden brown
  • Now slowly add vermicelli to milk and simmer for 5- 8 minutes until vermicelli is cooked
  • Add dried fruits and nuts with ghee. Mix well
  • Serve hot or chilled 

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