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Semiya Payasam

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Serves 2

A preparation of milk and vermicelli sweetened with sugar.

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  • roasted vermicelli (semiya) - 1 cup
  • milk - 1 ½ litre
  • sugar - ¾ cup or to taste
  • ghee - 1 tbsp
  • cashew nuts - 2 tbsp
  • raisins - 1 tbsp
  • cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
  • Roasted vermicelli is available in super markets.
  • If it is not available, roast ordinary vermicelli in a little ghee and use.


    1. Boil the milk, add semiya and cook for 5-6 minutes. Or till the semiya is soft.
    2. Add sugar and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    3. Fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee and add to the payasam.
    4. Add Cardamom powder. Serve hot or cold.

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