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Hope everybody is busy and enjoying in your kitchen making delicious sweets and savories for Diwali Festival..  Wish you all Advance “Happy Diwali “.  This year I am not making much as I am committed with few other works.  Here are some sweets and savories which I made for last couple of years for Diwali.



Coming to the recipe..we love pasta in all ways both in sweet and savory.  This creamy rich pasta pudding/kheer tastes heavenly with lovely fragrance of cardamom, saffron and nuts.  You can savor these both the ways hot or cold.  Both taste extremely delicious.  Do try it out and have safe Diwali.



Pasta - 3/4 cup
Milk - 3 cups (u can also use 2% milk)
Condensed Milk - 3/4 cup (You can low fat condensed milk as well, if your not sweet toothed just reduce 1 1/2 tbsp from this measurement)
Corn flour - 1/2 tbsp
Cardamom - 3 pods (powdered)
Saffron - 4 strands
Cashewnut - 10 finely chopped
Pistachio - 5 to 6 very finely chopped
Clarified butter or butter -  1/2 tbsp (Both works fine)


1. Cook pasta in boiling water until 3/4 is done.
2. Parallely boil the milk and stir it once in a while to avoid scorching.
3. Once the pasta is cooked 3/4th drain and add them to the boiling milk.
4. Let pasta cook for some time (1/4 has to be cooked in milk now).
5. When pasta is cooked (here the pasta need not be aldente), add the condensed milk.
6. Once it comes to boiling point again, mix the corn flour separately in a bowl by taking little milk from this.
7. Now add the corn flour to the milk pasta mixture. It thickens little bit.
8. Put off the flame.
9. Add the cardamom, crushed saffron strands.
10. Heat the clarified butter/butter in a small pan, roast the chopped cashew nuts.
11. Add it to the pudding now.
12. Garnish with chopped pistachio serve cold or hot.

Enjoy the creamy rich pasta pudding!!!!


Try using small size pasta, big ones does not taste good. 
Choose any of your favorite shape.

R  – (October 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM)  

had never seen kheer made with pasta! looks creamy and delicious.

Prathima Rao  – (October 20, 2011 at 11:12 AM)  

Creamy & divine!!! Loved the idea of pasta in a payasam :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Torviewtoronto  – (October 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM)  

delicious way to use pasta innovative looks wonderful

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (October 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM)  

Wow Pavi this is awesome da..I never heard of adding pastas to kheer..looks really tasty and me drooling !!!simply drooling:)

Anonymous –   – (October 20, 2011 at 11:48 AM)  

My Mom used to make these, but yeah we didn't knew it as pasta, so it was 'macaroni payesh' for us :)
Love your food styling girl and Happy Diwali to you too!

Daisy Roshan  – (October 20, 2011 at 11:55 AM)  

yummilicious and mouthwatering kheer...

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi  – (October 20, 2011 at 12:08 PM)  

my maa used to make this when we were kids. looks wonderful.

Reshmi Mahesh  – (October 20, 2011 at 12:28 PM)  

Innovative creamy recipe...looks very delicious...

Priya Suresh  – (October 20, 2011 at 1:13 PM)  

Feel like finishing that whole bowl,super tempting and inviting..

Alpana  – (October 20, 2011 at 2:39 PM)  

Verrrrry innovative......absolutely new recipe......looks very delicious.

Prema  – (October 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM)  

Really delicious recipe Pavi,love the serving bowl...luks too gud.Clicks are always Excellent...

Rekha shoban  – (October 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM)  

interesting n very innovative kheer..its very delicious n creammy!

Priyanka  – (October 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM)  

Oh man...thats just the way my mother made pasta. It brought back so many wonderful memories

Kalyani  – (October 20, 2011 at 10:34 PM)  

wow lovely idea to make kheer with pasta ....... looks yummy ........

Sushma  – (October 20, 2011 at 11:31 PM)  

Yummy...with that saffron & pistacios infusion..

Unknown  – (October 20, 2011 at 11:41 PM)  

Looks and yummy

Priya dharshini  – (October 21, 2011 at 12:35 AM)  

Luv the earthen pot,with beautiful painting...I am impressed with pasta in any dish..

Raks  – (October 21, 2011 at 1:30 AM)  

I love it, pasta blends so well, yummy and love those beautifully decorated pots :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.  – (October 21, 2011 at 6:28 AM)  

Yumm Pasta Kheer Dear.Luv the recipe and presentation too.Luv it.

Renata  – (October 21, 2011 at 9:54 AM)  

I had never thought of making sweet pasta, that's very interesting! As always, your photos are amazing! Happy Diwali!

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