Semiya Payaasam




Semiya Payaasam is a popular dessert prepared in Kanyakumari. This sweet dish is generally served after a meal. On the other hand, eating Payasaam is considered to be very auspicious by the Indians. The Kanyakumari recipe for Semiya Payaasam is very easy to prepare. At home, Semiya Payaasam can be prepared for the loved ones.

Ingredients Required for Semiya Payaasam



  • Semiya or Vermicelli 55 gm
  • Fat 30 gm
  • Saffron one pinch
  • Milk 250 gm
  • Cashew nut 30 gm
  • Raisin 30 gm
  • Cardamom
  • Sugar 55 gm

    Semiya Payaasam is one of the favorite foods of Kanyakumari people. To prepare Semiya Payaasam at home, one needs to heat ghee or fat in a pan. In the melted fat, Semiya or Vermicelli is to be fried for sometime. In this same pan, required amount of milk is to be poured and it is kept until it comes to a boil. Before turning off the fire, sugar is to be added in the boiling milk. The mixture requires to be stirred occasionally until sugar completely melts in the milk.

    Then in another pan, raisins and cashew nuts are to be fried in ghee. The fried dry fruits are to be added to the Semiya Payaasam. Then crushed Cardamom is to be sprinkled over Payasaam for flavor and garnishing. Further garnishing to this dessert can be done with pinch of Saffron, raisin and cashew nuts. Semiya Payaasam can be served while it is hot or can be cooled by keeping it in a fridge for some hours before serving.



    Last Updated on 08/17/2011



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