Festival Recipes, Indian Sweets, Kheers / Payasam

Badam Semiya Payasam | Almond Vermicelli kheer

Badam Semiya Payasam

Nuts and dry fruits are an integral part of our snack and both kids like it. Sometimes the husband (as all
husbands, I think, who love to shop) goes a little overboard with buying these.

So, last week I am literally left with a lot of nuts, and that’s not a nutty feeling !!

I do end up making pesto sometimes or the microwaved spiced nuts or add them to Ladoos. A family member celebrated their birthday recently, and keeping in with a subdued celebration, a Kheer was made for the morning before we went to the temple.  The best way of course to use up almonds, is to make Homemade Badam Milk powder (a.k.a Badam Doodh or Masala Milk) which is always present in my kitchen pantry. Apart from Badam Milk, I also use it to make this 2-ingredient Kulfi with it. Have you tried it out?

Also, the Badam Katli (saffron almond fudge) is the kids’ favourite which is a must make for Diwali too

Badam Semiya Payasam is a sweet kheer or pudding made with roasted vermicelli, made with Durum Wheat and simmered in a thick flavoured almond rich milk, topped with nuts.Pin

What is Payasam ?

Kheer / Paysam is a quintessential part of Indian Festivals. In fact, one may dare and say that no festival is complete without a kheer. There are kheer / payasam/ Payasa / Payesh (depending on which part of the country you come from, these are the common nomenclature) which take hours to simmer or quick ones like today’s which doesn’t take away valuable time, especially if prepping for a festive meal.

Badami Semiya Payasam is a sweet kheer or pudding made with roasted vermicelli, made with Durum Wheat and simmered in a thick flavoured almond rich milk, topped with nuts.

Badam Semiya Payasam is a sweet kheer or pudding made with roasted vermicelli, made with Durum Wheat and simmered in a thick flavoured almond rich milk, topped with nuts.Pin

We make this payasam in two other variants:

  1. Instant Pot Vermicelli Kheer – totally hands free method to make
  2. Stove top Vermicelli kheer

Other Payasam / Kheer Varieties You May Want To Try

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Badam Semiya Payasam is a sweet kheer or pudding made with roasted vermicelli, made with Durum Wheat and simmered in a thick flavoured almond rich milk, topped with nuts.Pin

What do we need to make Badam Semiya Payasam

Prep time : 10 min, cook time : 15 mins, Serves : 4

Course : Dessert, Indian Sweets

Notes:

  1. If there is no Roasted Semiya available on hand, roast the unroasted Vermicelli (not rice vermicelli) in an extra tsp of ghee till well roasted and browned
  2. Sugar is mild-moderate here, as we like it that way. Adjust quantity of condensed milk if you have a sweet tooth
  3. When adding badam milk powder, keep stirring so not to burn the kheer.
  4. Kheer tastes good both cold and hot. But we prefer to have it chilled.  
  5. Shelf life: Can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days : Micro the required quantity only for 1-2 mins (depending on the quantity) before use if consuming on the subsequent days (after bringing the kheer to room temperature)
Badam Semiya Payasam is a sweet kheer or pudding made with roasted vermicelli, made with Durum Wheat and simmered in a thick flavoured almond rich milk, topped with nuts.Pin

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  • 1/2 cup Roasted Vermicelli (Semiya)
  • 1/2 tsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Almond Meal (Badam milk powder)
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 tbsp cashews (opt.)

How to make Badam Semiya Payasam:

  1. In a pan, add the ghee and the roasted vermicelli. Sauté for 1 min, add ½ cup of water and close and cook
    for 8-10 mins till fully done.
  2. Now Add the condensed milk, 500 ml milk, homemade almond meal and mix well.
  3. Keep stirring till you get the required consistency.
  4. Finish with Cardamom powder
  5. If using Cashews, saute it in 1/4 tsp ghee till golden. Top the kheer with the toasted nuts
  6. Serve warm or cold or at room temperature.

 Badam Semiya Payasam

 Badam Semiya Payasam is a sweet kheer or pudding made with roasted vermicelli, made with Durum Wheat and simmered in a thick flavoured almond rich milk, topped with nuts.
Course Dessert, Mithai
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Condensed Milk, Dessert, Festival Recipes, Kheer, Milk, Mithai, Party Ideas, Vermicelli
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • pan

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Vermicelli Roasted Semiya
  • 1/2 tsp Ghee clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Almond Meal Badam milk powder
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 tbsp cashews optional

Instructions

  • In a pan, add the ghee and the roasted vermicelli. Sauté for 1 min, add ½ cup of water and close and cook
for 8-10 mins till fully done.
  • Now Add the condensed milk, 500 ml milk, homemade almond meal and mix well.
  • Keep stirring till you get the required consistency.
  • Finish with Cardamom powder
  • If using Cashews, saute it in 1/4 tsp ghee till golden. Top the kheer with the toasted nuts
  • Serve warm or cold or at room temperature.

Notes

  1. If there is no Roasted Semiya available on hand, roast the unroasted Vermicelli (not rice vermicelli) in an extra tsp of ghee till well roasted and browned
  2. Sugar is mild-moderate here, as we like it that way. Adjust quantity of condensed milk if you have a sweet tooth
  3. When adding badam milk powder, keep stirring so not to burn the kheer.
  4. Kheer tastes good both cold and hot. But we prefer to have it chilled.  
  5. Shelf life: Can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days : Micro the required quantity only for 1-2 mins (depending on the quantity) before use if consuming on the subsequent days (after bringing the kheer to room temperature)

 

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17 Comments

  1. Aw can have this kheer anytime Kalyani..looks so nicely clicked!

  2. MySpicyKitchen

    I too alike throwing some nut meal to kheer to give it a nice texture. Kheer looks sinful..

  3. Priya Suresh

    Very rich looking payasam..love that beautiful texture, delicious definitely.

  4. Such a luscious keer Kalyani.Love the last pic- so festive!

  5. Such a nice and rich payasam.

  6. Lovely Kheer Kalyani. Wish your daughter a belated birthday.

  7. hearty and delicious kheer..love the look of it..

  8. Addition of almond meal to the semya must make it so creamy and delicious. Will have to try your version some time.

  9. Varada's Kitchen

    Kheer looks delicious.

  10. I usually never make kheer without any nuts in..This is one of our fav kheers

  11. vaishali sabnani

    Tempting Kheer! Would love to have some of this creamy and nutty Kheer.

  12. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Love the idea of using almond meal in the payasam. Gives it a nuttiness and an awesome flavor.

  13. Suma Gandlur

    This is one tempting kheer.

  14. Chef Mireille

    creamy and yummy snack

  15. Sowmya :)

    Awesome idea to add almond meal to vermicelli payasam ! Makes it richer and creamier….super.

  16. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Rich and creamy kheer!! Looks delicious! !

  17. cookingwithsapana

    Very rich and delicious desert bowl.

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