Macaroni Payasam (Kheer)


Both my husband and I love pasta, and now a days even my little one started liking Mac & Cheese. Every time I open a pasta packet I wouldn’t finish it and have some leftover. To finish the remaining uncooked pasta, I end up buying same variety of pasta again.  Other day I felt like having payasam and searched for semiya, suddenly pasta pulled my attention and tried payasam with pasta. It was a big hit at home.


Macaroni – 1/3 cup

Milk – 3 cups

Condensed milk  – 3 tbsp

Sugar –  3 tbsp (adjust according to your sweetness)

Saffron  – A pinch

Cardamom powder –  pinch

Butter/ Ghee-  1 tsp

Salt – a pinch



  • Add ghee and macaroni to the pan; saute for a minute. Add 3 cups of warm milk and cook till the macaroni are fork tender


  • Add saffron, condensed milk,  sugar, cardamom powder and salt, continue cooking for 4 – 6 minutes and switch off. Can  serve immediately or chill this overnight and serve it next day.



My Notes:

  • Adding condensed milk gives rich creamy texture adjust the sugar accordingly
  • Payasam tends to thicken more when cool down
  • Usually I add cashew and raisin for payasam but other day missed to add while taking picture so I didn’t write in my recipe!
  • I have used whole wheat pasta instead maida pasta can also be done
  • If you are using penne, rotini, fettuccine, bow or any other pasta, cut the cooked pasta with ladle according to your taste

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55 thoughts on “Macaroni Payasam (Kheer)

  1. Sundari April 28, 2015 at 3:58 AM Reply

    Nice fusion!! looks lovely!!!

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  3. platedujour April 27, 2015 at 3:44 PM Reply

    I have the same problem…any time I cook pasta I just eat it all 😀 it’s dangerous! Lovely idea- great way of making pasta! xx

  4. madhavicyberkitchen April 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM Reply

    Delicious & well prepared payasam.

  5. Mullai Madavan April 24, 2015 at 7:13 AM Reply

    Quick payasam recipe, waiting for the next good occasion to try!

  6. Charanya April 24, 2015 at 6:06 AM Reply

    What??? You are a genius ❤

  7. veenashankar April 23, 2015 at 7:19 PM Reply

    delicious kheer.. One of my kids favourite

  8. Sadhna Grover April 23, 2015 at 4:19 PM Reply

    That is a new idea for me to add macaroni in kheer, I am sure it is tasty.
    Sorry coming after long time on your blog.

  9. Amanda | What's Cooking April 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM Reply

    I would never have thought of this. A macaroni kheer! What a perfect fusion meal. I have to stay away from this as I’ve been obsessed with kheer for years. It literally has all of my favorite things, cardamom, saffron, condensed milk. Say no more!

  10. Savita @ ChefDeHome April 22, 2015 at 12:45 PM Reply

    Wow! you have re-defined payasam my friend! I never had payasom with macaroni! I so would like to taste it!

  11. cpriya78 April 22, 2015 at 10:58 AM Reply

    Lovely idea dear..yumm6m..

  12. Rachnas Kitchen April 22, 2015 at 10:54 AM Reply

    Wow, looks delicious!! This recipe is very new to me, love the idea !!

  13. sarithakumbakkara April 22, 2015 at 12:17 AM Reply

    Hi Vidya,Macroni payasam looks delicious! Very different and uniwue preparation!

  14. Spring Tomorrow April 22, 2015 at 12:07 AM Reply

    ah, this is fusion style of payasam. Very interesting! 🙂

  15. MSS April 21, 2015 at 11:18 PM Reply


  16. Sona S April 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM Reply

    Macaroni payasam looks very delicious.

  17. tinywhitecottage April 21, 2015 at 10:17 PM Reply

    What an interesting way to make macaroni pasta. I have never heard of cooking the macaroni in milk. I imagine this is velvety goodness. sounds delicious.

  18. Arasi Arumugam April 21, 2015 at 9:17 PM Reply

    A new variety of payasam.. looks so delicious.. Please pass me a bowl Vidya 🙂 😉

  19. srividhya April 21, 2015 at 8:25 PM Reply

    great substitute for rice and semiya. 🙂

  20. marudhuskitchen April 21, 2015 at 8:04 PM Reply

    Very new type of payasam..super delightful

  21. Julie is Hostess At Heart April 21, 2015 at 7:52 PM Reply

    This looks yummy! I love my pasta and I’ve never prepared it like this!

  22. apuginthekitchen April 21, 2015 at 7:41 PM Reply

    Sounds delicious, rice might be nice also like a rice pudding. I’ve never had macaroni in a sweet dish It really does sound good.

  23. LifestyleswithLia April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM Reply

    I love love macaroni and cheese too! Your recipe sounds delicious… I could eat it for all three meals a day!

  24. Aruna Panangipally April 21, 2015 at 6:53 PM Reply

    Nice nice…… you are really thinking out of the box. 🙂

  25. Nish Kitchen April 21, 2015 at 6:14 PM Reply

    Simple & delicious!!!

  26. April 21, 2015 at 6:06 PM Reply

    I am not familiar with this dish. Do you use it more as a dessert or with a meal? It looks very tasty 🙂

  27. Chitra Jagadish April 21, 2015 at 5:49 PM Reply

    I have tried pasta kheer but macaroni- sounds interesting dear…. looks yummm

  28. Malar April 21, 2015 at 4:54 PM Reply

    Looks awesome Vidya!! On my list 🙂

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