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Instant Pot Semiya Paysam

Instant Pot Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam is a delicious pudding made in almost all Indian households. The Instant Pot Semiya Paysam recipe simplifies it further.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup semiya/vermicelli
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1-2 tbsp raisins
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut optional
  • ¾ tsp ground cardamom
  • Generous pinch of saffron soaked in 1-2 tbsp milk optional
  • Chopped pistachios optional


  • Turn on the instant pot in saute mode. Add ghee and let it warm up and melt.
  • Roast cashew nuts and raisins separately and keep aside.
  • Add the vermicelli and roast for a few seconds.
  • Add milk and give it a stir.
  • Add the sugar and soaked saffron along with milk.
  • Close the instant pot lid and turn the steam release valve into Sealing position.
  • Set the instant pot to porridge mode.
  • Adjust the timer to 10 minutes and wait for natural pressure release.
  • Once pressure is naturally released, open the lid and give a quick stir to break any lumps.
  • Add ground cardamom and grated coconut. Mix well.
  • Transfer to serving dish.
  • Garnish with cashew nuts, raisins, more saffron and chopped pistachios.