Vermicelli Payasam Recipe - Traditional sweet made on auspicious occasions.

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Main Ingredients : Milk, Vermicelli

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Desserts

Vermicelli Payasam

Vermicelli Payasam Recipe - How to make Vermicelli Payasam


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Milk 7 1/2 cups

  • Vermicelli 100 grams

  • Almonds 8-10

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 tablespoons

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch

  • Sunflower seeds (charoli/chironji) 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Pistachios 8-10


Step 1

Blanch almonds and pistachios in hot water. Drain, peel and cut into slivers. Soak saffron in two tablespoons of warm milk. Heat milk in a thick bottomed vessel and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Simmer, stirring continuously till it is thick and reduced to half the original quantity. Keep aside. Heat ghee in another thick bottomed vessel.

Step 3

Add vermicelli and sauté for three to four minutes or till light golden. Add milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, saffron, sunflower seeds, almonds, pistachios and sugar and continue to simmer for another five minutes. Serve hot.

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