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August 8, 2014


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Shavige payasa recipe

Actually I wanted to share Karnataka style Holige as Varamahalakshmi festival recipe. But unfortunately I couldn’t make it as I expected. Next to holige, people in Karnataka make this shavige payasa for most of the festivals. So I thought of posting this simple and quick fix dessert recipe, vermicelli kheer on this auspicious day. In Tamil nadu, we make paal payasam aka semiya payasam in a similar way but we make it slightly watery in drinkable consistency. But here, people make it thick like vermicelli pudding in spoonable consistency. But tastes so good. U can make it rich by adding condensed milk(milk maid) or khoya/ kova. Some of my friends here add MTR badam milk mix to give a nice flavor, color and richness to this kheer. Ok, Lets see how to prepare this droolable shavige payasa.

Wish you all a very happy Varamahalakshmi festival. May we all get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi on this wonderful day.

Shavige payasa recipe

Shavige payasa/Vermicelli kheer recipe

Shavige payasa/Vermicelli kheer recipe Shavige payasa/Vermicelli kheer recipe for Varamahalakshmi festival - Simple n yummy Karnataka delicacy
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup = 240ml
  • Roasted Vermicelli/Shavige/Semiya - 1/2 cup (100 gms)
  • Boiled milk – 2.5 cups
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Crushed cardamom - 2 nos
  • Cashewnuts and dry grapes - a fistful
  • Saffron threads - few (optional)
  • MTR Badam powder - 1 tsp (optional)

  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan. Roast cashews & Dry grapes.When grapes turn bulgy, remove & keep in a plate.
  • In the same ghee, roast the vermicelli even if its roasted. It will enhance the taste.
shavige payasa 1
  • Boil 1 cup of water + 1 cup of milk in a wide bowl. When it comes to boil, add vermicelli. Let it cook in low to medium flame.After its well cooked, add sugar. 
shavige payasa 2
  • Mix well and boil for few minutes till all the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining milk  & MTR powder if using. Boil for few minutes.
shavige payasa 3
  • Lastly add cardamom powder, roasted cashews & dry grapes. Switch off the flame. This payasa will thicken once its cooled down. So adjust the quantity of milk. Refrigerate, cool n serve OR serve warm as you like.
shavige payasa 4

Enjoy !


  • Adjust the quantity of milk as per the desired consistency.
  • U can also add 2 tbsp of condensed milk or khova to get a rich taste. In that case reduce the quantity of sugar.
  • Adding MTR badam powder is optional. But I have tasted in some of my friend’s houses. It tastes great with a nice flavor.

Do check out my Kerala style Paal Payasam, Bengali Chaler payesh & Tamilnadu style semiya payasam

Karnataka payasa recipes

Karnataka style Shavige payasa is ready to relish!

Shavige payasa recipe

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nandoos kitchen said...

wow! Super payasam chitra. I can have it any time. looks tooo good.

Unknown said...

that looks really yummy

Priya Suresh said...

Am ready to finish that whole bowl rite now, payasa is just inviting me.

Anonymous said...

Wow one of my fav Payasam:-) looks super tempting

Unknown said...

Looks creamy and yummy...... Love the last click!!

Happy’s Cook said...

wow yummy... well presented and awesome clicks as always...

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

loved the base very very appealing, i have the similar one for my next post :D

meena said...

Thank you Chitra for stopping by my blog.I have been eyeing on the chocolate u made some time back shd give it a shot . Payasam looks awesome.

Sham Hinduja said...

This kheer is made in the similar way by Sindhis and Punjabis !

Unknown said...

tried this today ...came out good...thanks for the recipe..:)

Chitra said...

Thanks for the feedback :)