Semiya Payasam Recipe | Semiya Kheer | Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam Recipe | Semiya Kheer | Vermicelli Kheer:

Semiya Payasam(Semiya Kheer or Vermicelli Kheer) is one of the easy to make payasam recipes. The best part is you will never fail with the recipe. It is very easy to make. Is it a festival day, special occasion or any auspicious day? Is it your family member's birthday? Semiya payasam is there to help us even if you do not have much time to allot for cooking. I choose semiya payasam as a dessert in case of unexpected arrival of guests. No cutting or sweating. It is very simple to make.

Mistakes to avoid:

1. Do not add more water and make it diluted. You will not get tasty semiya payasam.
2. Do not add a lot of sugar and you cannot eat it. Also, do not add very less sugar unless you are serving for a diabetic person.

Semiya Kheer

So, if you concentrate on the above points while making semiya payasam(vermicelli kheer), you can make a winning semiya payasam in few minutes. Every one can make semiya payasam very easily but it will be easy for you if you have the correct measurement with you. It will help you to save your time instead of going on trial and error method.

Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam/Semiya Kheer/Vermicelli Kheer Recipe - How to make semiya payasam:

Semiya Payasam/Semiya Kheer/Vermicelli Kheer Recipe - How to make semiya payasam:

Cooking Time:  10 mins    |  Serves: 2-3
Recipe Category : Dessert


  • Semiya/Vermicelli - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Boiled Milk - 2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom(Elachi) - 1 pierced(optional)
  • Cashews - 10 split(minimum)
  • Ghee -2 tsp


1. Heat ghee in a pan. Saute cashews till they turn golden brown color. Transfer the ghee and toasted cashews to another bowl. Dry roast semiya(vermicelli) in the same pan. You can ignore roasting semiya if you are using roasted vermicelli. You can roast even if it is roasted vermicelli to get a nice aroma and flavor.

How to make semiya payasam 

2. Add milk, elachi, water and sugar now. Allow it to boil in low flame till the semiya gets cooked completely. It will become soft. Stir occasionally. Add very little water in case the semiya sticks to the pan. Switch off the stove once the semiya(vermicelli) is cooked. The payasam/kheer tends to get thicker over time. Keep that in mind while cooking. So, do not boil it more. If it gets thickened, add milk.

Semiya Payasam Recipe

Garnish with toasted cashews and ghee. You can add raisins or nuts of your choice.

Vermicelli Payasam

Hope you liked the Semiya Payasam recipe. Please try it out and let me know your comments.
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