01 September 2011

Semiya Payasam/ Vermicelli Kheer/ Dessert - Onam Sadhya Vibhavangal 12

Wishing all my readers a blessed Ganesh Chaturthi! 

Let's celebrate with kheer today.Semiya Payasam is one of my favorite kheers. For Onam Sadhya two types of payasams/ pradhamans  are served - one is milk based and the other jaggery based. Milk based kheer called payasams are made from vermicelli/ rice/ rice chips.Pradhamans are usually made with jaggery and coconut milk. Pradhamans are of different types like Palada pradhaman (rice chips), Pazha pradhaman (Nendra banana), Gothambu pradhaman (wheat), Parippu pradhaman (dal), Chakka pradhaman (jackfruit).

Semiya Payasam is the easiest of the desserts. It is served as the last course for sadhya. It tastes best when served on the banana leaves. Yummmm.. I like it that way rather than having it in cups. Try it next time and you will know the difference. :)

Vermicelli - 175 gms
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 litre
Ghee - 2 tbsp + for roasting nuts
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cup
Raisins - 12
Rose water - 8ml

Heat ghee in a pan.
Roast the vermicelli till golden brown.
Side by side boil milk along with sugar. 
Add the boiled milk to the semolina and let cook on low flame.
When cooked remove from flame.
Roast the cashew and raisins in ghee and add to the payasam.
Add rose water.
Serve hot.

Add 1 cup sugar first and then add more if required as per taste.
Add rose water only after all the cooking is over.
There should be enough milk above the payasam when you remove from heat. The payasam thickens as it cools. Add more milk if you like it thin.
Roast the cashews first and when it turns golden brown add raisins.

If you would like to see other Onam Sadhya recipes please click on the links below :


  1. Creamy n yummy payasam... U have a lovely blog.. Happy to follow u... Do check out my blog when u find time... My culinary Trial room

  2. Looks super delicious and simply inviting..

  3. Kheer looks awesome....Pics are soooo inviting..

  4. Slurp!! Send me some no Rinks...its one of my fav types of kheer!

  5. yummy payasam..lovely presentation!!
    Happy Onam in advance..

  6. Must be very fine with semolina, looks great, hugs:).

  7. Creamy n yummy payasam...my fav anytime

  8. Too yummy!!! Rose water is a nice addition than the regular cardamom or saffron...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Its first time to ur blog.You have a nice space and awesome pics..payasam looks super...

  10. its one of the popular and all time favourite payasam, i can finish that bowl in no time..

  11. Perfect onasadya vibhavam Rinku.. Can I come to your place? :D

  12. Delicious!! Any time :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Simple and Easy to make Sweet!!Nice pics....

  14. Pics look awesome... Payasam is yummy..

  15. yummy,creamy,tasty.looks perfect.


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