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Pasta Payasam (Pasta Kheer)

 Published 2008-Jun-10   Updated 2017-Oct-23

- Submitted by Rani

(Macaroni Pasta Payasam, Macaroni Kheer)

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Last weekend was quite a memorable one; It was the last vacation weekend for the kids as they were gearing to move to their new classes. I have wanted to invite my uncle and his family since a long time for lunch. Since my grandparents had also come down to spend time with my uncles kids, I thought this is the best time to have a family get together. I wanted to make a very special lunch since my grandparents are great connoisseurs of taste and cooking. I wanted to make a nice combination of traditional and new age unique dishes to make it special and also show my culinary expertise. For the dessert, I initially thought I will make semiya or vermicelli kheer, but my uncle’s children do not like semiya very much. So, I thought why not try it with pasta, after all there is no child who don’t like pasta and sweet, creamy pasta is every child’s delight. Finally after so much thoughts and contemplations I made the pasta kheer and as expected it was liked by everyone. Since cooked pasta is soft, it is also liked very much by the elderly people. So, go ahead and make and relish this creamy pasta kheer for any festival or get together or just as an evening snack for children. This fusion recipe will surely be a hit among your near and dear.

Recipe for Pasta Payasam (Kheer)

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Small shell Pasta (or) Macaroni Pasta - 1 Cup
  • Water - 1 1/2 Cup
  • Milk - 2 Cups (Whole Milk)
  • Sugar - 1/2 Cup
  • Kesari powder - 1 pinch
  • Raisins - 10 nos
  • Cashew nuts or Almonds - 10 nos(Sliced)
  • Ghee/Oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Heat water in a deep vessel and add the shell pasta or macaroni pasta.
  2. To avoid sticking keep stirring once in a while.
  3. When pasta is half cooked, add the milk and bring it to boil and keep stirring it .
  4. Keep the stove in simmer and add sugar and kesari powder.
  5. When a thick consistency of payasam is reached switch off the stove
  6. Fry the raisins and nuts in Ghee and add to the above mixture.
  7. Tasty macaroni pasta payasam or kheer is ready to be serve.

Serving Pasta Payasam

  • Serve the pasta payasam / kheer hot or keep in refrigerator and serve.


  • Consistency should not be too thick, after payasam cools down it will become thicker and absorb all the liquid contents.
  • Add boiled milk to payasam and stir it when you want the payasam to be liquid again.


  • You can replace sugar with jaggery to give a healthy twist. Make the jaggery syrup and add to the thick creamy pasta cooked in milk.
  • 4-6 spoons of condensed milk also can be added to give a rich flavor and taste.
  • This kheer can be chilled overnight and served as a Pasta Pudding the next day.
  • Shell / Macaroni Pasta can be replaced with other shapes of pasta. The one made with vermicelli (Fried with Ghee or oil) is very famous in India called Semiya Payasam (Seviya Kheer).

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Comments (20)

Person   ()
brilliant recipe. just what i was looking for. thank you :)
Person   ()
Thank you so much.
Person   ()
instead of "pasta" there is a "paste". as flawless as your wonderful payasam recipe, let the word also be flawless
Person   ()
Thanks for pointing out. Corrected it.
Person   ()
I made it today and it came out awesome. Thanks for the recipe..:)
Person   ()
Good to hear that!!
Person   ()
It is very easy tasty thank you for your effort
With regards
Deeba Stalin
Person   ()
thanks deeba.
Person   ()
good taste
Person   ()
Thanks Ashish
Person   ()
Here we have a variety of Pastas but is there any alternate to the Kesari Powder.We don't get it here JOSEPH
Person   ()
Hi , You can substitute kesari powder with saffron. But if you dont get that too, just skip it. kesari powder gives a nice colour and flavour but even without that the payasam will taste good.
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Thank you
Person   ()
You are welcome.
Person   ()
Thank u i really dont know about this..
Person   ()
Try it and enjoy!!
Person   ()
nice but i did not used colour
Person   ()
ok. good.
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Thank you :)
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You are welcome!!

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