Semiya payasam or vermicelli payasam is a delicious payasam recipe made using vermicelli in milk.This recipe is quite a popular recipe in south india as a sweet dish and often made during festivals or during certain occasions.


  • 1 cup Vermicelli (thin)
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • A pinch Saffron- Optional
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3-4 Cashew nuts Or any other nut of your choice¬†
  • 7-8 Raisins
  • 2-3 Cardamom powder


  1. Saute the vermicelli in ghee till it turns brown.

  2. Boil water in another pan.

  3. Put vermicelli in boiling water and cover it, stirring occasionally.

  4. After the vermicelli becomes soft, add the sugar stirring continuously.

  5. Add the milk to the vermicelli. And also add cardamom powder

  6. Add fried cashew nuts and almonds.

  7. Simmer the vermicelli for about two minutes or until thick.

  8. Serve hot.

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