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Semiya Payasam

semiya payasam

Craving for a wonderful sweet dish! We have something for you. Payasam or payesh is a traditional Indian sweet where rice is cooked in milk till it yields a rich and creamy texture. Payasam with a wonderful taste prepared by our Grandma's is still in our memories. Now prepare it by your own with SurfIndia. Chilled Semiyan garnished with saffron is ready to overwhelm any one.


  • - 1 cup: Vermicelli
  • - 1 cup: Milk
  • - 1 cup: Sugar
  • - A handful: Cashew nuts
  • - A handful: Raisins
  • - 1 pinch: Saffron
  • - 2-3 pods: Cardamom
  • - ¾ cup: Water


  • - Heat the ghee and fry the vermicelli till light brown.
  • - In the meanwhile, boil the water.
  • - Add the vermicelli to the boiling water and cover it. Keep stirring occasionally.
  • - Once the vermicelli becomes soft , add the sugar and continue to stir.
  • - Put the saffron in the milk and dissolve it, add this milk to the vermicelli.
  • - Powder the cardamom and add it to the mixture.
  • - Then fry the cashew nuts and almonds in ghee and add these.
  • - Mix well and boil for about two minutes.
  • - Your payasam is ready and can be served hot or cold.