Kerala Vermicelli Payasam | Semiya Payasam

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Kerala Vermicelli Payasam | Semiya Payasam
Kerala Vermicelli Payasam is a tasty traditional dessert dish in Kerala Cuisine. No function in Kerala is complete without a dessert. Kerala Vermicelli Payasam is a creamy milk based dessert with the unique flavor of cardamom seeds. This creamy thick dessert is actually vermicelli cooked in milk. Semiya Payasam is actually one of the easiest of desserts that anyone can whip up in a moment. Guests and family will adore the sweet dish. Ghee rinsed cashews and raisins make the dish unique and special. Kids love Semiya Payasamn due to its mild creamy texture and color. Even bachelors and new comers can give a bold try at the delicious dish. The dessert can be served at room temperature or cold. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
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Kerala Vermicelli Payasam | Semiya Payasam
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Vermicelli(Semiya) - 1 cup
  • Milk - 2 1/2 cups
  • Cardamom(Elakka) powder -
  • Milkmaid - 1 tin
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Rose essence(A little) -
  • Almonds(Badam) - 6 -
  • Cashews(A few) -
  • Pistachios(A few, Pista) -
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Vermicelli(Semiya) - 1 cup
  • Milk - 2 1/2 cups
  • Cardamom(Elakka) powder -
  • Milkmaid - 1 tin
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Rose essence(A little) -
  • Almonds(Badam) - 6 -
  • Cashews(A few) -
  • Pistachios(A few, Pista) -
Votes: 23
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. For preparing the delicious payasam, first roast the vermicelli in ghee, till it gets a light brown colour.
  2. Roast the cashews in ghee and keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk and remove the cream (pada) from it.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook the semiya in it.
  5. Add cardamom powder.
  6. Keep stirring to prevent the formation of lumps.
  7. When the semiya is almost cooked, add the milkmaid and keep stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove from flame and add 5 - 10 drops of rose essence.
  9. Garnish with badam, cashews and pistachios.
Recipe Notes

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23 comments

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nisha Nambiar September 9, 2005 - 12:00 am

I like this version of semiya payasam better than the traditional one.

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PJN January 29, 2006 - 12:00 am

Not bad… It would have been useful if the recipe actually could mention actual quantities rather than “one can of milkmaid” and so on. Eitherway, it was not bad at all.

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sow September 23, 2004 - 12:00 am

i am going to try it.positive it will be yummy

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ginu November 24, 2004 - 12:00 am

It is a good receipe. One suggestion. U can add condensed milk instead of milkmaid. I do that always and it is tasty.

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usharajit May 8, 2006 - 12:00 am

Great its really yummy ..excellent!!

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Ima April 21, 2006 - 12:00 am

Good..Recipe..And by the way Milkmaid is also condensed milk

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Zsofia July 15, 2009 - 1:32 am

I tried it. It is very simple and easy to make and the payasam tasted yummy! The novice that I am as far as cooking is concerned my husband was pleasantly surprised.

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Deepa August 25, 2009 - 10:17 pm

Delicious and I made a low fat one!

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Kumar March 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

The payasam came out really well and the taste was awesome, thanks pachakam

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Hasina October 27, 2008 - 12:00 am

Had a dewali dinner at friend place last nite. Though of making some sweet. For the first time in my life I made this sweet and it turn out yummy without any trail. Easy reciep and quick. Everyone should try it out.

But can someone verify how many grams is 1 tin of milkmaid. Since I cant find milkmiad in Aussie, I use condense milk. It was yummy everyone loved it.

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swathi February 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

I made this yesterday and it was too good. This was the first time I have made any paayasam. Thanks alot.. it was really really good with condensed milk. If you dont get vermicelli, then it can be replaced with spaghetti,too.. but will be a little thicker when cooled down. So with spaghetti, you may add more water.

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Sangeetha March 6, 2008 - 12:00 am

Simply super….

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Shrishti Ram March 16, 2010 - 8:34 am

Too good a recipe…easy and convenient to prepare…thanks

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mary January 16, 2011 - 9:23 am

Too good.

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vijaylakshmi March 17, 2006 - 12:00 am

Rich and yummy!

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chinnu June 13, 2006 - 12:00 am

thanx!!!!!!!!!!!

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Viji September 5, 2006 - 12:00 am

Very good and very easy…Thanks.

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Hema September 5, 2006 - 12:00 am

Wow!! My favorite payasam is semiya payasam and I am very picky about it. The only one I have liked so far has been my mom`s recipe which takes quite a bit of time. This is exactly same taste with less work and time. I used roasted bambino vermicelli so that I didn`t have to roast it. And also i did all the cooking in microwave. Boiled milk for 2 1/2 minutes. then added vermicelli and boiled for 2 1/2 minute twice stirring between the 2 1/2 minutes. then added condensed milk and cooked again for 2 1/2 minutes. came out just like my mom`s. thank you.

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chinnamma April 23, 2007 - 12:00 am

awesome recipe,tooooooo goooooood

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heera October 10, 2004 - 12:00 am

best payasam

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vidya n October 10, 2004 - 12:00 am

great taste

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leena thomas June 29, 2004 - 12:00 am

Really great taste..very easy to make.

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minu sebastian October 28, 2005 - 12:00 am

Delicious recipe

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