Shevagi Payasa

Shongi Payasa (Dharwad kannada) or vermicelli payasa is a very quick and easy dessert that tastes really good too. This can be made when you have unexpected guests or as a last minute preparation for any meal.


2 cups broken shevai, 1 cup sugar, dry fruits, 1/2 litre milk, 1 table spoon ghee,  1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder, few shreds or pinch of powdered saffron (keshar).


  • Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel.
  • Transfer dry fruits and shevai and roast till goden brown.
  • Add hot milk and saffron and cook for 5-10 minutes till shevai is soft.
  • Add sugar and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix it well. (More milk can be used to get the desired consistency).

Typically Served With

Serve hot or cold as a  desert.


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