Rava Payasam, a South Indian sweet dish recipe, is a variation of semiya payasam. Rava aka semolina is used instead of vermicelli lending a silky smooth texture to the pudding aka kheer. A simple sweet recipe that comes together with minimal ingredients but does involve constant stirring to avoid lumps and achieve a smooth finish. Just ensure you roast semolina to a nice pink shade, bring it to room temperature before cooking it in milk. The payasam is delicately flavored with cardamom and adorned with roasted nuts and raisins. For a rich flavor, use full fat milk.