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Rava Payasam or Sooji Kheer Recipe

How to Make Rava Payasam with Step by Step Photos and Video. Creamy and delicious Indian dessert or kheer made with semolina, milk, cardamom and nuts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian Food, Traditional
Servings: 3
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2.5 tbsp Semolina
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 8 Cashew Nuts
  • 8 Raisins
  • 1 - 1.5 tbsp Ghee


  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and add the cashews.
  • Roast until they are light brown color. Add raisins and continue roasting until they are golden brown color.
  • Remove them from ghee and set aside.
  • In the same ghee, add semolina and keep stirring over a low-medium flame for about a minute or until light golden color.
  • Pour milk to it and mix well.
  • Let it cook the semolina in milk for about 5 minutes.
  • When the semolina is cooked, add sugar, coconut and cardamom powder and combine well.
  • Let it boil for another 5 minutes.
  • When the kheer is a little thick in texture, add the ghee roasted nuts and combine.
  • Turn off the flame and serve.
  • This payasam will thicken more as it cools.



Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 264mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 0.8mg