Badam Vermicelli Payasa/Kheer/Pudding



This Payasa/Kheer/Pudding recipe is made with brown noodles, cardamom, ground almond/almond meal giving it the most delicious, aromatic flavor!.Β It can be easily converted to Vegan by replacing Milk with Almond Milk.

With almond adding creaminess and toasted nuts gracing the top, this pudding is an almond-lovers dream. Prefer this pudding served warm, as I find the pudding to be firmer than normal when chilled. If you do chill it and heat it up, add a splash of milk to the pudding and cover the bowl with plastic wrap before heating. This will add moisture back in and make the pudding as creamy as it was when it was first made.

Serves – 2-3
Preparation time -10 minutes
Cooking time -15 minutes


  • Brown Vermicelli-1/2 cup
  • Semi skimmed milk-2-21/2 cup (adjust as per the consistency desired)
  • Almond meal/powder-3-4 tbsp (I just used whole almonds and ground in the mixer)
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Brown sugar-1/3 cup
  • Ghee/Sunflower Butter -1 tbsp

For serving/garnish:

  • Roasted mixed nuts (roughly chopped)



  • Heat Ghee in a non-stick or heavy bottomed pan. Roast vermicelli until golden brown.
  • Once roasted add warm milk , cover and let it boil on a medium high flame until the vermicelli is soft and cooked (approx. 6-8)


  • Now add Powdered Almond, Sugar, Cardamom and let it simmer for few more minutes stirring continuously.
  • Once the kheer reaches the desired consistency, turn off the flame. (please feel free to adjust the consistency as per the taste)



  • Sweetness can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Almond meal adds the creamy texture to the pudding/kheer so feel free to adjust the quantity as per the consistency.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on January 13, 2016, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 56 Comments.

  1. Ohhhhh this is lovely, How do you think it would be with a thick almond milk instead of regular milk. It sounds delicious.

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    • Oh yes you can use almond milk instead of regular milk, just that you might increase the amount of almond meal as almond milk might not be that thick as regular milk… else it goes very well… Thank you Suzanne… glad you liked it…


  2. This looks beautiful and sounds delicious.

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  3. Delicious, Chitra. Sankranti Shubhaakankshalu. πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow this just sounds divine!

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  5. Lovely chitra.. Happy Sankranti. πŸ™‚

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  6. So nicely presented Chitra! Drool-worthy πŸ™‚

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  7. Semiya payasam makes me weak on my knees!!! Addition of the almond powder would have give it a nice kick… good one…

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  8. I think this is like what the Wimbledon Tandoori give as a complimentary completion of a meal


  9. Mouthwatering

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  10. Even the one with milk is Vegan?
    Anyway, a delicious one this is…i add milk too to my Poha so it retains the moisture.


  11. very tempting and inviting looking dish:) Super yummmmm!

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  12. Looks absolutely delicious, Chitra πŸ™‚

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  13. Beautiful click. Looks super delicious Chitra πŸ™‚ Happy Pongal

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  14. drool….superb πŸ™‚


  15. Chitra, I’m always delighted to find new (to me) things here at your wonderful blog. This sounds delicious. Happy weekend! Hugs.

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  16. Wow this looks really good! Thanks for sharing!

    Zoel HernΓ‘ndez |

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  17. Looks amazing, almond milk? never tried , will defo try!

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  18. Looks and sounds delicious – wish I had a glass right now )

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  19. I just love looking at your recipes!! Looks so fabulous and yumm πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  20. This looks absolutely amazing and so rich with all the dry fruits!! 😘

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  21. Even the ingredient list on its own looks really interesting! Love it. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

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