Ravai payasam/kheer or semolina pudding recipe

Ravai/rava/semolina is something which is commonly used almost everyday in sweets and savouries. Sheera/kesari is one sweet made in jiffy. But I had never tried making payasam with rava. It was my dad’s birthday beginning of this month and I was wondering what to make. I did not feel like baking that day and dad loves Indian sweets most of the times. So then I made this one. It tasted great and is very easy and quick to make. You can make these delicious dessert when you have guests for dinner.

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Ravai payasam/kheer or semolina pudding recipe Yum

  • 1/2 cup Rava / semolina
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tsp Ghee to roast- about (1+1)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • Cashews - few broken to small pieces
  • 1/2 cup Rava / semolina
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tsp Ghee to roast- about (1+1)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • Cashews - few broken to small pieces
  1. Boil the milk.Roast the semolina in ghee for around 5 minutes. Add sugar and mix well. Then add the milk and stir till it thicken and the mixture is a uniform liquid. Roast the cashews in ghee and add it to the payasam. Garnish with saffron. Chill and serve.
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  1. this looks really nice. never had rava payasam..

  2. srikars kitchen

    Really yummy & delicious.. nice entry Sowmya..

  3. Simple and Delicious Payasam. I love this.

  4. Heard of rava payasam. Never got to taste. Sounds easy to make. Nice presentation.

  5. Taste of Mysore

    It has been a looooooong time since I made this payasam. Thanks for reminding and payasam bowl looks delicious..I am drooling now 🙂

  6. Shama Nagarajan

    looks lovely dear

  7. Lubna Karim

    Wow simple and delish….

  8. I love this Rava payasa, my mother makes it. Looks great, thick and so colorful! 🙂

  9. it looks different! payasam with rava is really new for me and hope it will be good too!

  10. I simply love this payasam sowmya..we call it “tharkanji’ too

  11. Oh you know how much I love sweets, thanks for a nice recp.
    I was thinking what if we also roast a ripe banana with rava and then add milk…….try and let me know.

  12. do convey my wishes to him,.payasam looks yum,..never tried makin with rava….

  13. This is my hubbys fav ..Looks yummm

  14. Me too never had rave payasoma.

  15. One of the quickest payasam, long time i didn’t made one. Looks very rich 🙂

  16. Last week my neighbour told me abt this payasam,i thought i can give a try,ur recipe made my job easy,will follow urs sowmya:)

  17. Poornima Nair

    Now this is something new…sounds delicious. I’m so fed up of having the vermicelli kheer that I’d love to try this.

  18. yummy payasam… love it

  19. Payasam looks delicious Sowmya !

  20. Suma Rajesh

    its my fav dessert.. a small treat for u on my blog..

  21. ive had the rava payasam made with jaggery and coconut milk. This one is new to me! 🙂 looks easy to make as opposed to the one i have had!

  22. I love all kinds of payasam 🙂

  23. Pavithra Kodical

    Yummy and delicious pudding 🙂

  24. such a yummy payasam…love the recipe 🙂

  25. belated b’day wishes to your dad! Payasam looks mouthwatering.

  26. The payasam looks yummy!

  27. I think i tasted this once at a friend’s place but haven’t tried making it myself. sounds good.

  28. Viki's Kitchen

    Payasam looks delicious dear.Should try it soon:)

  29. Varsha Vipins

    Great one Sowmya..perfect for any ocassion..:)

  30. looks so yummy. nice pic.

  31. Mahimaa's kitchen

    hey lovely color the payasam has. never tried payasam using rava so far. looks very delicious.

  32. Madhu's cooking gallery

    that’s one yummy payasam.. looks super yummy!

  33. Pratiba Bhat

    This is my favorite 🙂 whenever i”m hungry and nothing to eat I make these 🙂 quick and tasty 🙂 I like your blog. Happy to follow you 🙂

  34. I love rava payasam. I did one yesterday 😉


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