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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pasta Payasam

I use pasta frequently and stock up on a few pasta boxes of various colors, shapes and sizes in my pantry. Mostly I cook pasta in spicy / cheesy sauces and never thought of using it in a sweet dish. However I had noticed pasta payasams doing rounds for quite sometime now in the blogosphere and wanted to give it a try even though I was skeptical about the texture and the outcome of the final dish. I did try pasta payasam a few weeks back and it tasted absolutely delicious and so is now being showcased here.

Ingredients for 2 servings:
1/2 cup pasta (I used shell pasta here. Any other appealing kinds can be substituted.)
1 & 1/4 to 1 & 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp condensed milk (optional but recommended. I was baking a cake with condensed milk and used the leftovers.)
Dry fruits to garnish

How I cooked it:
* Bring 2 - 3 cups of water to a rolling boil and add pasta. Cook al dente and drain.
* In another pan heat the milk and cook the above pasta for 10 - 15 minutes more. Stir in the sugar and condensed milk and simmer a couple of minutes more and turnoff the stove. If preferred cardamom powder may be added for flavor.
* Garnish with dry fruits / nuts before serving.

Check out what the other marathoners are cooking on the second day of BM#5.
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Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: HariniVeena & Me
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja
Summer Coolers: PJVaishali
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala



Champa said...

Beautiful pictures Suma. Of course this should work since our semiya is also kind of a pasta. I loved those bowls.

Priya said...

Feel like finishing that droolworthy pasta payasam, fabulous clicks..

Pavani said...

You got me at the title itself. Pasta & payasam is such a yummy combination, east meets west in this yummy dish.. Nice clicks and love those cute steel bowls.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is such an excellent creation, love the idea :)

harini-jaya said...

Looks so yum and good. I had also planned pasta payasam for the marathon but in the last minute made changes :)

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Smitha said...

looks very nice!....like it that u used shell pasta...I think even elbow macaroni would be good!

Usha said...

Nice idea.. Never considered using pasta to make payasam. Mouthwatering!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very interesting and wonderful idea !! loved it !!

Prathibha said...

As pavani said...this is East meets West!!!
Even I was tempted 2 use pasta in payasam...but something keeps stopping me all d time..:)

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious and yummy.Wonderful fusion recipe

South Indian Home

Indie.Tea said...

I haven't seen a pasta payasam. But it looks like a great idea, and I'm sure its really yummy.

Mom Chef said...

Delicious bowls of Payasam ! fusion works, and how :)

Aarthi said...

very innovative...Still looks good

Vardhini said...

Innovative .. I like the bowls too :)


Binitha said...

Wow!...superb concept..i'd never thought of it:)


Sush said...

One of my friend did something similar with very small macaroni & it tasted great! Loved the idea..

Prathima Rao said...

Delicious & innovative!!! Loved the bowls.. ;)
Prathima Rao
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PJ said...

What an innovative idea!! Beautiful clicks:)

veena krishnakumar said...

what an innovative dish suma!!!!!!!loved the pics!!!!11i think i will keep looking at the monitor:-) pics are too good:-)