Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Mithai

Type: South Indian

The ever popular semiya payasam made healthy


  • Vermicelli (semia) ½ cup
  • Low fat milk 3 cups
  • Vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts, chopped 2 tsps
  • Raisins 3 tsps
  • Jaggery, grated 2 tbsps
  • Coconut milk 3 tbsps
  • Green cardamom powder ½ tsp


  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add cashewnuts and raisins and saute for 2 minutes. Drain on a plate and set aside.
  • Add vermicelli to the same pan and saute for 2 minutes. Add milk and jaggery and mix well.
  • Cook till the mixture thickens.
  • Add coconut milk and mix well. Add green cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with cardamom powder and dried fruits.
  • Serve hot or chilled.