First of all wishing all the Indians reading this blog a very Happy Independece Day. Let’s celebrate together 15th August in true spirit of freedom. Sharing a simple dessert recipe in tricolor, the very popular dessert Semiya Payasam/kheer to celebrate the occasion.

Tricolor Semiya Payasam with step by step pictures. Semiya Payasam is a South Indian style dessert recipe. This classic dessert recipe is one of the easiest dessert which can be made under 20 mins. It is an easy and quick recipe for any festive occasion.

Vermicelli Payasam is made with milk, condensed milk, vermicelli and nuts. I have also used 2 food colour to add colour to the vermicelli as I wanted to make it in tricolor theme.

This delicious sweets/dessert can be served hot, warm or chilled. Either way it taste tasty and delicious. You can make this dessert ahead of time and refrigerate it to serve chilled.

I have used used condensed milk to add more richness to the recipe. If you want you can opt that and add sugar according to your taste. Since my vermicelli was already ghee roasted one I have not roasted the Vermicelli before cooking it.

Tricolor Vanilla Cake is another interesting tricolor recipe from the blog. Do have a look at the easy eggless vanilla cake recipe, you might love to try it.


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I hope this simple tricolor theme dessert is a perfect way celebrate the occasion with friends and family. So lets have a look at the recipe. Please do try and share your your thoughts about the recipe with me, I would love to hear from you.

  • Preparation time : 15 mins
  • Cooking time : 10 mins
  • Serves : 3

Ingredients to make Tricolor Semiya Payasam:

  • 1 cup Sevai/Vermicelli
  • ½ cup Condensed Milk
  • 1½ cup Milk
  • 2-3 tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 3-4 tbsp mixed nuts ( raisins, almond, cashew and pistachios)
  • Few drops of both orange and green food colour.

How to make Tricolor Semiya Payasam:

In a sauce pan add the water and sugar and boil till the sugar dissolves completely. Remove from heat and keep aside.

In a pan cook the Vermicelli for about 10 mins or as per the pack instruction.

Drain the water from the cooked Vermicelli and add them to the sugar syrup.

Divide them into 3 portions. Add orange and green food colour in two portions respectively. One portion keep as it is. Leave them for couple of mins.

In a pan boil the milk. When it comes to a boil add condensed milk and boil for couple of mins till the milk is slightly thicken.

Add the cardamom powder,stir well and take off the heat.

Now drain off the excess water if any from the coloured and sugar syrup soaked Vermicelli.

Pour the sweetened milk equally in 3 portion of Vermicelli.

In a sauce pan heat the ghee and add the nuts and roast them for 1 min. Next add raisin, stir and turn off the heat.

Take serving dish and layer them. Garnish with ghee roasted raisins and nuts.

Serve them warm or refrigerate for few mins and serve cold.

Well, if you make this tricolor semiya payasam, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

❤ Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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