Semiya Payasam

A delicious and rich payasam for any festive occasion.

Semiya Payasam

Servings: 4


A delicious and rich payasam for any festive occasion.



  1. In a saucepan heat ghee, add mixed nuts and toast till golden and raisins puff up. Remove nuts and set aside.

  2. In the same pan add vermicelli and fry in ghee till aroma emits and is slightly golden.

  3. Add milk. Let come to a boil and cook till vermicelli turns soft. Add condensed milk, sugar, khus khus if adding, simmer till thickens slightly.

  4. Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder if adding, toasted nuts, kesar. Stir and immediately remove from heat.

  5. Serve hot or chilled.


Condensed milk is added to give it a creamy and rich texture. But you can add only sugar too. If adding a mix of both condensed milk and sugar, adjust sweetness as per taste.
Nutmeg and khus khus gives it a different and aromatic flavor. It is however not added to traditional payasams made for festivals. So it is purely optional.

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