Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Haalu Shavige Payasa (Semiya - Milk Kheer).

Shavige means Semiya. Shavige payasa is famous every where. Today being Raksha bhandhan and  Noolu Hunnime ( Full moon day )  I  prepared this particular payasa with lots of milk and nuts and it is really yemmy to have, easy to cook and healthy to eat too.

Ingredients :
Shavige : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Sugar : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Cardamom : 5 to 6 pods
Almonds : 6 to 8
Cashew nuts:  2  Table spoons
Milk : 1/2 litre
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon

Method : 
1. Powder the cardamom and cut cashew nuts. Powder or grate almonds and cut cashew nuts.
2. Boil milk and keep it ready.
3. Now keep a pan on the fire and put 1 tea spoon of ghee. Heat that and add cut cashew nuts and fry for 10 seconds. Add shavige and fry for 1 minute..
4. Add boiled milk and mix it nicely. Let the shavige cook in milk for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Add 3 table spoons of sugar.  Stir it and mix well. Let the mixture boil for 2 minutes.
6. Add powdered cardamom and mix it again and put the ready shavige to the serving bowl.
7. Put grated almonds on the top and serve hot shavige payasa. 

 Note: Must be careful while the shavige is cooking . Milk may overflow otherwise. Stir in   between.  You can add almond flakes  on the top while serving each bowl of payasa.  
Serves:2 to 3.
Time : 10 minutes.


  1. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    Semiya upma

  2. Thanks for the very sweet comment Nasreen Basu ...


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