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Semiya Payasam Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword dessert, indian sweet, payasam
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Priya Shiva


  • 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


  1. Add 1 tbsp ghee in a frying pan and roast few broken cashews and raisins and set it aside.

  2. Roast the vermicelli for a minute till they turn light brown and add boiled milk to it.

  3. Lower the flame, add saffron strands and let the vermicelli cook in the milk till they become soft. Keep stirring gently.

  4. Add sugar and mix it well till sugar gets dissolved. Let it simmer for few more minutes.

  5. Remove from the flame and add roasted cashews and raisins and cardamom powder and mix it well. Serve it hot or cold.

Recipe Notes

It will start getting thick once it cools down. So, you can add more milk if needed. Adjust sugar according to your taste.