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Dulce de leche payasam
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Semiya payasam with dulce de leche

Semiya payasam with dulce de leche. Rich, creamy and caramel flavoured payasam. Simple and easy to prepare but very delicious payasam.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6


  • ½ cup Semiya vermicelli
  • 1 tin Condensed milk - 1 tin 329g
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 & 1/2 cup Water
  • ½ tsp Ghee


  • Place condensed milk tin in a pressure cooked filled with half cooker water.
  • When first whistle comes, keep the flame in low and continue cooking for 40 mins. Let it cool down and open the tin for dulce de leche.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat ghee and roast vermicelli in low flame until golden.
  • Add water and cook until soft. Pour in milk.
  • In goes 1/2 cup of prepared dulce de leche. Mix well to dissolve it.
  • Add sugar and adjust water if needed and bring to boil. Once simmered for 2 mins, switch off the flame.


You can add powdered cardamom and cashew nut fried in ghee too. Once cooled, it gets slightly thicker, so adjust milk or water as needed.