We make this sweet for festivals. Kids like to eat payasam alot. Good for health too..


1 Cup Vermicelli/Semiya
1 Cup Milk (I used whole milk)(If you want to use 2% milk then take 2 cups of milk.
No need to add water)

1 Cup Sugar/ Honey (Instead of sugar you can use honey)
1 Cup Water
15 Cashew nuts
15 Raisins
2tbs Cardamom powder
3 tbs Ghee

Health benefits of Milk:

Organic milk has more health benefits than standard milk. If you want to be
healthy, get organic or all natural. It is costly but healthier.

Health benefits of milk include good bone health, robust skin, good immune
system, prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, hydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer.
The beneficial health nutrients obtained from milk are mandatory for
human body and for prevention of chronic ailments.

Health benefits of milk have always influenced people all over the world to
include it in diet. Milk is the best and complete food that is widely considered
a well-balanced diet. Many animals do provide us with this vital health liquid,
but cow’s milk is considered the best wholesome supplement to solid food
for infants, children as well as adults. Milk is an ideal source of nutrients
such as vitamin A & B, calcium, carbohydrate, phosphorous, magnesium,
protein, zinc and riboflavin.

Intake of fluid milk has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of
osteoporosis, hypertension,and colon cancer
(see Dairy Products in Human Nutrition).

Drinking milk may help to reduce the risk of kidney stones. A recent
epidemiological study of more than 81,000 women with no history

of kidney stones links intake of nonfat milk with decreased risk of
colon cancer.

Milk intake may help to reduce the risk of tooth decay by acting as a
substitute for saliva. In addition to providing moisture which helps clear
cavity-promoting substances (e.g., simple sugars such as sucrose)
from the oral cavity, milk buffers oral acids, reduces the solubility of tooth
enamel,and helps to re mineralize tooth enamel.

There is no scientific evidence that intake of recommended servings
of dairy foods such as milk contributes to overweight. Weight loss is
achieved by reducing total caloric intake and/or increasing
physical activity.


1. Heat 1 tbs ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Break the cashew nuts into small
pieces and toast the cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown. Remove from
pan, keep it aside.
2. Take the same pan add the remaining ghee and fry the vermicelli till it gets a
light brown color.
3. Now take a vessesl and add water. when water is boiled, then add semiya/
vermicelli and stir well.
4. When the semiya is cooked then add milk and stir occasionally, so that the
milk doesn’t get burnt nor boil over. If the vermicelli has absorbed all the milk,
add some more milk.
5. Add Cardamom powder, sugar and mix well.
6. Finally garnish with cashew nuts and raisins.
7. Delicious payasam is ready to serve.

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