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Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam

Vaishali · Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 157 kcal


  • 1 cup whole-wheat angel hair pasta, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar or turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, use a mix or any one of these-- pistachios, cashews, walnuts and almonds
  • 1/4 cups golden raisins
  • 2-3 drops of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cardamom seeds
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


  • Heat 1 tsp of oil and add the broken pasta pieces. Roast over a medium flame, stirring frequently, until the pasta gets lightly golden-brown and is evenly toasted. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining teaspoon of oil and then add the cardamom, nuts and raisins. Roast them, stirring frequently, about three to four minutes or until the nuts are lightly golden.
  • Add the almond milk and then the roasted pasta.
  • Give everything a good stir, bring the mixture to a boil, and let it cook about five minutes.
  • Add the sugar and the vanilla extract and let the payasam cook another 10 minutes or until it thickens noticeably and the pasta is very tender.
  • Turn off the heat and serve the payasam warm or chilled. It is delicious either way.
  • Tip: The Kheer thickens as it stands, so thin it out, if needed, with some almond milk before serving.


Calories: 157kcalProtein: 3.7gFiber: 1.2g
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