Semiya payasam is an easy dessert and my little boys favourite. He loves it maybe because its noodle-like and he has a sweet tooth like me 🙂 🙂 .. It is a popular dessert in South India and even made on special occasions or festivals. It is made with Vermicelli which is roasted in ghee and then cooked in milk. The sugar adds the sweetness and cardamom adds a lovely aroma to the whole dish.
Check out the video to make Semiya Kheer:
It is known as semiya kheer in North India. You can add some roasted cashews and raisins too. It tastes good both warm and chilled. I usually prefer chilling it for 2 hours in summer time. So, sharing an easy dessert recipe and hope you all will enjoy it.
You can also try Pasi paruppu pasayam recipe from my blog.
Semiya Payasam Recipe
- Vermicelli/Semiya - 1/2 cup
- Saffron Strands - 10
- Sugar - 1/4 cup
- Milk - 4 cups
- Green Cardamom - 2 (powdered)
- Cashews - 10
- Raisins - 10
- Ghee - 1 tbsp
Add 1 tbsp ghee in a frying pan and roast few broken cashews and raisins and set it aside.
Roast the vermicelli for a minute till they turn light brown and add boiled milk to it.
Lower the flame, add saffron strands and let the vermicelli cook in the milk till they become soft. Keep stirring gently.
Add sugar and mix it well till sugar gets dissolved. Let it simmer for few more minutes.
Remove from the flame and add roasted cashews and raisins and cardamom powder and mix it well. Serve it hot or cold.