Sunday, February 24, 2013

Semiya Payasam

Vermicelly Dessert(Our Semiya Payasam), the popular South Indian dessert is very easy to prepare.
It is the first step in payasams for beginners.


  1. Milk : 3 cups
  2. Vermicelli : 1.5 cup (broken into small strips and roasted in ghee)
  3. Sugar : 1/2 cup or to your taste
  4. Ghee  : 2 tbsp
  5. Raisins : 15(fried in ghee)
  6. Cashew nuts : 10- 15(fried in ghee)
  7. Condensed Milk - 2-3 tsp
  8. Cardamom powder : 1/4 tsp 
  • Roast the vermicelli in the ghee till it turns to light golden color and set aside.
  • Boil milk in a thick bottomed pan and let it boil on medium heat. 
  • When it boils, reduce the heat and add the  sugar, condensed milk and roasted vermicelli and cook it uncovered .
  • Stir continuosly till the semia cooks.
  • Add cardamom powder , fried cashews and raisins along with the ghee and mix well...
Serve hot or chilled

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