Semiya Payasam (Vermicelli Kheer) is a traditional Indian dessert. This classic dessert recipe is prepared with roasted vermicelli, milk and sugar. It is one of the easiest desserts which can be prepared for any festive season. Addition of fried dry fruits makes the Payasam extra delicious. North India counterpart of Semiya Payasam is Seviyan Kheer.

You can add your own twist to this recipe as per your palate preference.


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  1. In a medium bowl, combine the mangos, bell pepper, green onion, cilantro and jalapeno pepper. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and lime juice. Stir together then cover and refrigerate until serving to blend the flavors.
  2. Soak the plank in water for at least 2 hours, longer if possible. Place the mahi mahi fillets in a shallow dish and coat with teriyaki sauce. Cover, and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Prepare a grill for indirect heat. If using charcoal, arrange and light coals under one half of the grill. Sprinkle lemon juice over the fish fillets and season with chipotle seasoning, red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce. Place the fillets on the plank.
  4. Add wet ingredients (excluding aquafaba) to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Then add whipped aquafaba and fold into the batter with a mixing spoon until just combined (see photos for guidance).
  5. Let the batter rest while your iron preheats – about 5 minutes.
  6. Place the plank on the grill over direct heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Move the plank with the fish over to indirect heat (the cooler part of the grill), cover and cook for 10 more minutes or until fish can be flaked with a fork. Top fillets with mango salsa and serve hot.