Semiya Payasam – Vermicelli Kheer – சேமியா பாயாசம்

Semiya /Vermicelli payasam is the second sweet dish I am posting in this blog. I have posted the recipe of surakkai (bottle gourd) payasam a long back. I am not a sweet tooth person so I make sweet dishes only for the sake of my husband and daughter. My husband loves sweet dishes especially both of them loves payasam. This payasam and dal payasam are my favorite among all. Semiya/Vermicelli payasam is a simple dish to cook. Even bachelors and newbies can cook it with ease.

Let’s see how to make it.

Cooking Time : 20 mins

Serves : 3


Ghee – 2 tbsp + 1 tsp

Cashews – 1/4 cup

Raisins – 1/8 cup

Vermicelli /semiya – 3/4 cup

Sugar – 1/2 cup (I used brown sugar. Adjust sugar as per taste)

Milk – 4 cups

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp


1.Heat ghee in a pan. Add cashews and raisins into it. Roast them to golden and remove them from the ghee and transfer them onto a plate.

2.Roast vermicelli in the ghee on medium flame till it turns golden. Then add sugar to it. Mix well and add milk to it. Add cardamom powder to it. Mix well. Cook in medium to low flame for 10 – 15 minutes till the milk begins to boil and the vermicelli is fully cooked. Stir them frequently. Then switch off the flame and Finally add a teaspoon of ghee and roasted cashews and raisins to it.

Serve hot.