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Oct 25, 2010

Banana Payasam

This is a very delicious dessert for festival days.


  • 2 cups Vermicelli (Semiya)
  • 3 ripe Bananas
  • 6 cups Milk
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Few drops of Orange Food Color (Optional)
  • Few raisins
  • Few cashews
  • Few cardamom seeds


  1. Mash bananas well with a fork or hand and keep aside.
  2. Dry roast vermicelli until it turns golden brown in color. To this, add mashed bananas + sugar and mix well.
  3. Pour milk and bring it to a boil. Keep the pan on med. low flame and allow vermicelli to become soft and cooked.
  4. When the vermicelli appears cooked and the payasam becomes little thick, turn off the flame.
  5. In a different pan heat ghee and add raisins + cashews + cardamom seeds. Stir well until the raisins bubble up and cashews turn golden brown in color. Add this to the prepared payasam and mix well.
  6. Great tasting payasam is ready!! Yummy!!

Please Note: Dear Sra expressed, if milk would curdle when we cook banana and milk together. But I don't think so, as it didn't happen to me. But if you are still in doubt, you can add banana just before turning the flame off.


Lena Jayadev said... [Reply]

i posted banana kheer in this month, bt nt wth semiyaa.. this looks super yummy..

Pavani said... [Reply]

new n yummy payasam never tried it with banana..

Raks said... [Reply]

Sounds yummy! Nice recipe!

Finla said... [Reply]

I have never had banana payasom looks yumm.

harini-jaya said... [Reply]

yummy looking payasam..good combo too.

Prema said... [Reply]

Banana payasam luks delicious,love the presentation...

San said... [Reply]

Delicious banana payasam uma.New to me .


Satya said... [Reply]

hi uma
banana payasam looks very delicious ....never tried banana in payasam ...must be taste heavenly


chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Yummy...banana's would hv made the payasam more creamy n rich..

Swathi said... [Reply]

Banana paysam yummy

Suja Manoj said... [Reply]

Vermicelli and bananas sounds a great combo..rich and creamy payasam,delicious

Unknown said... [Reply]

Payasam looks creamy n rich! So tempting..

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Droolworthy kheer, looks yummy..

NIDHYA said... [Reply]

thats a tempting payasam..looks rich and flavorful.

Aaha Oho

sra said... [Reply]

Another one of your unusual creations, Uma! I know you said to make it on a low flame but I'm still worried that the banana might make the milk curdle - do you think it will work if we perhaps cook the banana separately and add it to the cooked and cooled payasam?

Unknown said... [Reply]

Delicious payasam uma..we used to do it different way..ur version sounds great!

Uma said... [Reply]


How are you Sra? Long time, right?

Reg. your doubt: No, the milk won't curdle if you cook along with the bananas. At least it didn't happen to me. If you are still in doubt, you can add mashed banana just before turning the flame off and mix well. That will work great too :)

Reg. unusual creation: I don't think adding a fruit to payasam counts to be unusual. I tasted so many payasams with fruit in them :)

vidhas said... [Reply]

Lovley combo, mouthwatering. If we use boiled milk it wont' curdle usually.

Pari Vasisht said... [Reply]

Fragrant kheer with banana in it.

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Delicious kheer!!!

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