Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pasta Payasam / Macroni Kheer | Pasta Recipes

I still remember the first time I tasted this payasam...It was in one of our relatives home when we went there for dinner. I was a kind of puzzled to see pasta/macroni being served as a dessert but it was so tasty that I wanted to recreate it. All these days to me pasta means savoury now I have found an alternate tasty option too :)

Macroni Kheer / Pasta Payasam Recipe

Pasta Payasam Recipe :
Serves 2

Ingredients:
  • Macroni - 1 cup (I used Bambinos disc shaped macroni)
  • Milk - 2.5 cups
  • Sugar - 2 to 3 tbsp (adjust according to you taste)
  • Condensed milk - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - a pinch (optional)
  • Cashews - 2 tsp broken
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
Method:
  1. Boil about 1.5 cups of water an add the macroni and cook it until slightly soft. Drain water completely and keep the macroni aside.

  2. In a non stick pan add ghee and fry the cashews until golden brown, set aside.

  3. In the same pan, boil milk, add sugar and allow it to dissolve completely. Now add the half cooked macroni and simmer it. Allow the macroni to get cooked in milk till soft and slightly mushy but still firm enough to hold its shape.

  4. Add condensed milk and cardomom powder and give a quick stir. When the milk starts thickening, add the ghee fried cashews and switch off.

  5. Allow it to cool down then refrigerate for 30mins and serve chilled.


Macroni Kheer / Pasta Payasam Recipe

I have always had the confusion whether macroni and pasta are same?! After a quick googling found that macroni is a type of pasta which gets its name by the shape of it like shell, disc etc.And other pasta includes Spagetti, Lasagna noodles, Rigatoni, Penne etc

I have shell type pasta in a easy milk creamy way.....I like both savoury and sweet versions of pasta and my personal favourite is always penne so that means recipes with penne pasta will be coming up soon :)

Macroni Kheer / Pasta Payasam Recipe
My Notes:
  • See to it that while cooking macroni in water it should only be half cooked so that it doesnt smash up while cooking in milk. The key taste to this dessert is cooking the pasta in milk so that the pasta blends well with the milk.

  • You can even add raisins and other nuts of your choice for garnishing.You can also add coconut to this payasam to make it even more rich and tasty.

  • I have used disc type pasta here, you can even use penne or shell type pasta too.

  • Dont thicken the milk too much, it should be slightly thick but when you pour it should still be in running consistency.
Macroni Kheer / Pasta Payasam Recipe

I have always been on hunt for trying out new recipes in pasta and this was a very interesting dessert to the usual savoury pastas. Not to tell about the taste, the pasta cooked in simmed milk and the smell of condensed milk combination is just awesome!!

This payasam/kheer is sure a different alternative to our usual semiya and javarisi payasam. What are you waiting for?! Try this yummy payasam to impress your guests :)


Disc Pasta Payasam Recipe

56 comments:

  1. Wow,thats so colourful pics, truly treat for eyes! Never saw this kind of pasta here,looks nice!

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  2. nice idea. never heard of this payasam before. colorful presentation

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  3. Awesome clicks... Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

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  4. OMG...I am drooling over your pics...very new recipe and very yummy...

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  5. Very innovative thinking... Looks so good. Loved all the elements in ur pics...

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  6. Thats a nice way of enjoying Pasta....Great Clicks

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow, wounderful payasam.Ref. point 3.Did you use the remaining for garnishing.I love the pictures.
    Wish to see more post on photo editing tips.

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  8. Wonderful pics... The Pasta kheer is very different recipe and looks so tempting too...

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  9. never knew this was possible! lovely colours :)

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  10. Delicious kheer.cant take my eyes out of ur pic.

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  11. Ur payasam looks yummy..I bought once this pasta shape n hubby did not like it,so never bought it again..even at our place penne is favorite...

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  12. Wow.. this shape of pasta looks cute :) Lovely colorful pics dear. I am sure the payasam would be great since I have tried it and its my personal favorite too :)

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  13. Sounds and looks yum...love that presentation....white background is working wonders here...

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  14. Beautiful pics and yummy recipe.... never ever thought we could make payasam with pasta... thats amazing.. beautiful clicks and amazing write up :)

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  15. Lovely idwa and the shapes looks so damn cute... a very colourful presentation...
    Reva

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  16. wow!interesting payasam!!colourful pic!!

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  17. Perfect pics.. never heard of pasta payasam..

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  18. Looks so gud and love the pics ....very colourful

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  19. The kheer looks very yummy!!! A very colourful shot :)

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  20. Love the shape of ur pasta/Macroni!!!! i too have tried pasta payasam!!! Looks Awesome!!!

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  21. Love the shape of ur pasta, my daughter love this pasta kheer very much..

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  22. very interesting recipe sharmilee, never know that we can make payasam with pasta. As raks said, we dont get this kind of pasta here.
    Clicks are awesome and colouful

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  23. Payasam with Pasta..that is something new!!

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  24. What a colorful post...Interesting payasam with pasta and a nice variation for our regular semiya payasam

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  25. A mouthwatering dessert!!!! Simple to make & yet exquisite with the addition of pasta!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. What a fine idea, Sharms!!..cute colours all around!!

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  27. Lovely.... photo.. Indeed a colourful post...!!!

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  28. That looks cute:-) Pasta payasam idea is cool:-)
    Great clicks..

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  29. Very different recipe and wonderful clicks

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  30. A true treat..love it..nice click

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  31. I would never have dreamed of pasta payasam! Looks interesting and I like the pretty pasta shape.

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  32. This shape for macroni is totally new to me and serving pasta as a dessert is a brilliant idea...Awesome payasam Sharmi..

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  33. Great dessert,looks awesome,innovative way to use pasta..yummy yummy

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  34. Sharmi.. I love you for this.. perfect dessert for Omy.. gona try this sooon..
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great recipe n the shape of the pasta is really cute!

    US Masala

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  36. What a cool twist to the traditional payasam ! Looks yum....

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  37. I love the pasta shape! Very colorful picture...

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  38. Delicious Sharmi!!! Would love to try it someday.

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  39. such beautiful presentation... drooling!!!

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  40. Lovely looking payasam... nice idea to use pasta for making payasam...

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  41. Disc maroni payasam looks delicious sure winner with kids.

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  42. Visitng ur blog for the 1st time... Loved your recipe collections... Awesome clicks.. Love your pasta payasam too...
    Glad to follow you...

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  43. This is such a great idea, Sharmi..Lovely clicks!!

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  44. They looks sooo tasty. I have try those sometime very soon!
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  45. Lovely colors and a completely new payasam to me..Surely will win the hearts of all kids..Got to try it !!

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  46. Great presentation!! lovin it:)

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  47. wow!!! thats such a great idea sweetie...loved it

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  48. Wowwwwww !!!!!!!.. Amazing and delicious recipe dear.. Looks absolutely tempting and inviting.. Thanks for sharing !!!

    Indian Cuisine

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  49. oh my...breathtaking snaps and really innovative recipe..a m,odern mix with the classoic recipe. the best recipe i evr heard....

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  50. Ooooooh so fast... i missed this post.. love it..both the dish, pictures and cute pastas....

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  51. The picture looks fantastic and the dish is really a gorgeous fusion dessert! Even I had this payasam at a friend's place in India, whixh is gaining its popularity so much there!
    Great blog!!

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  52. I am a regular visitor to your blog and I am impressed. I have tried so many of your receipes also. This one is very nice and canbe made quickly. Thank u for the same , LET ME GIVE A TRY.

    Meena karthikeyN

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  53. hi sharmi... your's is one of the pages i love to be in... being an amatuer cook, gives me a lot of ideas for my meals... i tried this as dessert for lunch on friday, and it turned out good... a different idea of course, everybody liked it... have saved a few recipes for trial... will let u know as and when i try them... keep up the good work!!! :)

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