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Yesterday, I decided to make semiya payasam and I went looking for ingredients in my pantry. I found a packet of Anil ragi vermicelli. Amm...

Ragi Semiya Payasam With Brown Sugar/ Millet Vermicelli Pudding With Brown Sugar

Yesterday, I decided to make semiya payasam and I went looking for ingredients in my pantry. I found a packet of Anil ragi vermicelli. Amma has been asking me to try Ragi semiya forever and, I have been seeing a lot of posts on it the last few months. So, I decided to give it a try. I started the cooking process and then I realized that I was out of white sugar. I found brown sugar in the jar and decided to add that instead. I had no clue as to how it was going to turn out. I quickly cooled a tsp of the payasam and tasted it and was relieved that it tasted good. The ragi semiya has a purple/brown color and the addition of brown sugar did not make it look weird, in fact it jelled well and I loved it.

Measuring Cup and Spoon
Heavy pan with lid


Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashew Nuts - 8 broken into pieces
Raisin - 2 tbsp
Ragi Vermicelli - 1 cup
Water - Enough to cover the vermicelli
2% Milk - 2 cups
Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup ( or as per requirement)
Cardamom - 4 pods powdered


1. Heat a heavy pan with ghee. Add cashew nuts, raisins and allow the nuts to get toasted. 

2. Add ragi vermicelli to the and give it a mix for about 1 minute. 

3. Add water enough to soak the vermicelli and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and cover the pan with a lid, cook the vermicelli until all the water is absorbed. Note : The ragi vermicelli does not expand as much as the regular one. 

4. Add milk and bring it to a boil. 

5. Add brown sugar and allow it to melt. 

6. Season with cardamom powder and serve the payasam hot.

My entry to My Diverse Kitchens Black and White Wednesday.


  1. looking awesome.. never tried ragi payasam..

  2. yummy delicious and tempting inviting payasam.

  3. I got this Manna Raagi Semya as a Free for something. I have tried Upma with it and did not like it.. May be I should try Semiya....this looks good

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  4. I never tried ragi semiya. Payasam looks good!

  5. very delicious n healthy payasam...lovely preparation!
    Nice idea to use brown sugar...will try is sometime!
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  6. my mom used to make upma and idiyappam with this ragi semiya....it tastes really delicious and healthy too...love this recipe too....

  7. Wat a lovely and irresistible payasam.Wish to have a bowl rite now.

  8. the semiyan looks so good!

  9. nice and healthy with ragi in it..have not tried this semiya..but my sis makes this very often..she says it has to be eaten fresh, cant store it for long..is it true?

  10. Ragi Semiya payasam looks delicious.

  11. Wow very yummy n healthy

    Event: Dish name starts with M

  12. Wow, it looks delicious. never thought of payasam, will surely give a try.. I always make upma..

  13. very inviting look of payasam.. so delicious.

  14. Ragi semiya payasam looks so yummy n healthy.

  15. Very delectable looking creamy payasam recipe....

  16. I also prepare this and I must say I prefer the earthy flavor of this kheer.

  17. Paysam looks delicious. Heatlhy too...

  18. Thanks Srimathi, for joining us at this week's BWW with your delicious payasam.

  19. I make upma with ragi semiya, but never thought of a payasam with it, looks very delicious..

  20. Very healthy payasam with milk and ragi - so apt for kids. A doubt - does brown sugar mean jaggery?

  21. Hi Rajani,

    Brown sugar is not jaggery. It is white sugar with molasses.

  22. Hi Srimathi..I made this kheer and is super delicious.Have posted it on my blog too.Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe...