Friday, 4 June 2010

Hema's recipe: Semiya Payasam

Semiya payasam is a traditional south Indian dessert made on all special occasions. It is very easy and simple to make. It is prepared with milk and vermicilli.

This is my most favourite payasam.


1) Semiya/vermicilli - 1 cup
2) Milk - 1 cup
3) sugar - 1 cup
4) Cashews - few nos.
5) Raisins - 1 tbsp
6) Cardamom powder - 1 tsp.
6) Ghee for frying


1)Take a pan heat ghee and fry cashews & raisins until golden brown and keep it aside.
2)In the same pan add semiya and fry until golden brown.
3)Take a vessel and boil little water and add this fried semiya. Let it boil for sometime. Stir well with spoon. To know whether it is boiled or not take 1 piece and see. If it breaks into two then it is cooked.
4)Add sugar and stir well. Adjust sugar according to your taste.
4)Now add milk and keep for 5 mins.
5)Finally add cashews, raisins & cardamom powder and serve.


  1. Looks of my fav...always easy n fast to make :)

  2. Hi Hema, I'm new here..vermicelli payasam looks so tempting..very yummy..I'm following you..
    drop on at my blog when you get time..