Semia payasam recipe | Vermicelli kheer

Semia payasam recipe | Vermicelli kheer is a neivedhyam recipe which can be given as prasadham to god or as a delicious sweet for guests during celebrations. This is one of the easiest kheer recipe that can be prepared even by bachelors in just 10 to 15 minutes. Whether it is a festival day or a regular day, you can just prepare this easy Indian sweet dish to make your day special. We cook vermicelli in water, add milk and flavour with green cardomom powder and add sugar or jaggery for sweetness. You can use any kind of vermicelli which is available in the market for preparing this payasam.

Ingredients:-

  • semia / vermicelli – 1/2 cup
  • sugar – 1/2 cup (can also use jaggery 1/2 a cup)
  • green cardomom powder / elakkai powder – pinch
  • milk – 1 cup
  • water – as needed
  • ghee – 2 tsp
  • cashewnuts and dry grapes – as needed
Semia payasam recipe - ingredients
Semia payasam recipe – ingredients

Method:-

1. Heat ghee in a fry pan and add cashewnuts and dry grapes till golden, remove and keep it aside to garnish.

Fried cashewnuts and dry grapes
Fried cashewnuts and dry grapes

2. Add semia and roast lightly to golden. Add water and cook for 1 minute.

Water added to cook semia
Water added to cook semia

3. Add milk and cook semia again.

Milk added
Milk added

4. When it becomes thick add sugar. Keep stirring to prevent the payasam from burning. Add cardomom powder. Cook in low flame for 3-4 minutes till payasam thickens.

Pinch of cardomom powder added
Pinch of cardomom powder added

5. Garnish with fried cashewnuts and dry grapes.

Semia payasam recipe | Vermicelli kheer
Semia payasam recipe | Vermicelli kheer

6. You can use this payasam for neivedhyam to god, or for guests during a special meal. This can be served either warm or chilled.

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