This South Indian dessert is always served during festivals and special occasions. Macaroni Payasam was delicately flavored with cardamom and nuts. A great dessert for anytime of the year that anyone can cook at home.
Made with macaroni, sauteed in ghee and milk, it can be customized to your palate by adding more or less sugar. Using stove top, the delicious payasam will be ready in a matter of minutes by simmering the macaroni in a pot of milk.
The flavor of this dessert improves with time, dilute it with a little warm milk before serving since it thickens as it sits. I'm using a seashell shaped macaroni but it is great with other type of pasta too.
Yield : 8 servings
1 cup macaroni (seashell shaped)
1 tablespoon ghee
1 liter milk
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon chopped almond/cashew
Heat the ghee in a deep pot, add in the nuts, fry until light brown. Transfer nuts onto a plate.
Using the same pot, fry the macaroni for 1 minute.
Add the milk, simmer until the macaroni turns aldente, stirring in between.
Now add the sugar, stir well.
Add in ground cardamom and fried nuts, stir well.
Serve hot or cold.
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