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Shavige payasa

Shavige payasa or vermicelli pudding – the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of sweets or desserts. This humble dessert is an integral part of my kitchen.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 cup vermicelli (shavige)
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 8-10 cashew
  • A handful raisins
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3-4 strands saffron


  • Heat a thick bottom vessel and add ghee
  • Roast the vermicelli until they are golden and aromatic. Set aside
  • In the same pan fry the cashew and raisins until golden. Set aside
  • Now add milk and bring to boil
  • Add the roasted vermicelli to the milk and let it boil until the vermicelli is soft, about 4-5 minutes
  • Add sugar and boil for 2-3 minutes until the sugar dissolves completely
  • Turn the heat off and add cardamom powder and saffron
  • Garnish with nuts and raisins and serve


  • Make sure the vermicelli is roasted well, else the payasa can turn lumpy
  • If it thickens up when cooled, add some warm and adjust the consistency
Nutrition Facts
Shavige payasa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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