Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vermicilli Milk Dessert/Seviyan Kheer/Payasam

Vermicilli Milk Dessert is also known as Seviyan Kheer in India. In South India it is famously known as 'payasam'and is an integral part of a wedding or festival spread which is traditionally served on a banana leaf. It can be used as one of Baby's First Foods, since it is soft and cooked in milk. The condensed milk provides the required sweetness, no addional sugar is required.
Some like it hot, some like it cold, some would swear it tastes fantastic when its a day old! If you've already prepared kheer, do share how you like it.


1/2 cup roasted vermicilli
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup whole milk
2 cardamoms

  • If your vermicilli isnt roasted make sure its roasted in ghee.
  • Peel cardamom and crush in pestle. Keep aside.
  • Pour the milk, condensed milk and coconut milk in a dish and heat on medium flame, stirring.
  • Bring this mixture to a boil.
  • When its boiling reduce the flame, add the roasted vermicilli and crushed cardamom. Mix and let it cook.
  • Once the vermicilli is cooked it will begin to float up in the milk. Add the raisins and take off the heat.
  • Garnish with almonds and serve hot, cold or even a day old.
    Enjoy anyways!
    Kheer on Foodista


  1. just love it....

  2. I love payasam but with a bit more water and with alot of cashews nuts.yummy!

  3. This looks comforting. Thanks for sharing one of your desserts in India. It's good to know what other countries/culture are eating.

  4. I know I would love this cos I LOVE condensed milk. The coconut milk will add a lot of lovely flavour to it...another of my favourite. Thanks for sharing

  5. This looks like a sweet delight. Very interesting!

  6. Oh yum, this sounds delicious and so comforting!



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