Monday, December 1, 2008

Vermicelli Pudding (Shavige Paayasa/kheer)

Vermicelli is very thin noodles, usually made with wheat or semolina. Its used very much in Indian cooking, most common dishes made with this is upma/porridge and kheer/pudding.

I made Kheer with Vermicelli, this is a classic Indian dessert, made for so many occasions like festivals or for a simple dessert.


Vermicelli - 1/2 cup (use any small noodles instead
Milk - 1 to 1 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Saffron - few strands
Dry fruit& nuts - 2 tsp(almonds,cashew and raisins mixed together)
Ghee - 1tsp (for roasting vermicelli and nuts)

  1. First roast vermicelli using little ghee , till golden color,keep aside. In the same pan roast almonds and keep aside. Let them cool a bit.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan heat milk, when it comes to boil add roasted and cooled vermicelli, and add sugar as well and few strands of saffron to milk. Let the vermicelli cook, it plumps a bit and milk with thicken. Add more milk or water if need to thin the mixture.
  3. Once milk and vermicelli have incorporated well and cooked, add toasted nut on top.

Enjoy warm or when cooled to room temperature, put it in fridge for at least an hour and eat it cold. Either way tastes good.


  1. Yummy was so nice to run with u Madhu..had a great time n thanks for all ur comments throughout the RM..happy to meet u through RM..

  2. i love chilled shaavige paayasa .. looks sooo yumm

  3. Congratulations on your move Madhu. The blog looks very good so does your yummy shavige payasa!

  4. congrats on your move Madhu shavige payasa mmmm mouthwatering

  5. wow!looks delicious and scrumptious!
    visit my blog when u find time and am inviting u to join in the sweet event going in my blog!

  6. Congratulations on the move,looks like everything is in order. This is amazing, I never thought of using vermicelli for pudding before! Thanks for sharing!

  7. The new site looks great! And the payasa is very yummy!

  8. new to me yaar ..pudding with semiya..looks yummy n mouthwatering.. iwill try