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fine vermicelli payasam
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Fine vermicelli payasam recipe

Learn how to make fine vermicelli payasam in microwave fully. Easy method, even beginners and bachelors can prepare and turns out delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • Fine vermicelli - ½ cup
  • Sugar - ½ cup + 1 tbsp
  • Milk - ¾ cup
  • Saffron - Few strands
  • Cashew nuts - 5
  • Pistachios - 5
  • Cardamom - 1 powdered
  • Ghee - 2 tsp


  • Mix the broken vermicelli with a tsp of ghee in a microwavable glass bowl, and Microwave in high for 2 min,stir in in between.
  • Heat little milk till warm and soak the saffron in it,keep aside.
  • Soak pistachios in water and remove the outer skin and chop this and cashews into pieces. Mix the nuts with a dash of ghee and microwave till it gets roasted,keep aside.
  • Add enough water(to immerse it completelto the roasted vermicelli.
  • cook in microwave high for 3 minutes till soft and tender.
  • Add the sugar,mix well.
  • microwave in high for 4 mins,stirring in between once.
  • Add milk lastly along with saffron dissolved in milk.
  • Add cardamom powder,pista,cashews.
  • Stir well and boil for 3-4 min stirring in between.
  • (If the payasam tends to be too thick,add more milk,this payasam turns to be thick when cold,so add accordingly)


  • I have used only ordinary full cream milk here,you can also add evaporated milk,if u want the payasam to be rich..(Not condensed milk) (Add evaporated milk ¼ cup,along with milk). This taste great with a caramel like flavour because of evaporated milk!