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Monday, July 11, 2011

Pasta Parippu Payasam / Kheer (Multi grain pasta in desi sweet version)

We usually prepare any pasta in a noodle version with sauces, but how about a sweet version?? My younger one is a fan of sweet items and so anything healthy has to be sweet too.. That's how I ended up trying out this yummy payasam. Check this out with any pastas, I think it will be good. Jaggery in coconut sauces and fibre rich pasta n moong dal, Isn't it interesting? We have a similar version in Kerala using ada(rice flour)-ada pradhaman. It almost tastes the same way. My photo clicks have not been satisfactory, as the jaggery I had was the milder version. The jaggery should be dark brown or what we call karipetti(palm jaggery). This is very healthy food for kids, and I think you can try out replacing coconut milk with whole milk. The taste with whole milk may be slightly milder, but otherwise it will be good.

farfalle pasta  1/2 packet
split moong dal 1 cup
jaggery 1 cup (or as per taste)
coconut milk thin 1  1/2 cup
thick coconut milk 1 cup
cardamom powder 1 tsp
dry ginger powder / chukku podi 1/2 tsp
raisins 1/3 cup
cashews 1/3 cup
ghee 6 tsp

  • Cook the pasta as per packet instructions.(I used the farfalle multi grain pasta), Drain water and keep aside.
  • Wash the moong dal and keep aside. Place a pan on medium heat, fry the raisins and cashews, keep aside. Add the parippu /split moong dal and fry for 2 minutes.Add the thin coconut milk and cook the  dal for 10-15 minutes until cooked.
  • In the meantime, dissolve the jaggery in a cup of warm water and strain impurities. Add this jaggery to the boiling dal. Cook covered for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta to it and cook again for 10-15 minutes. The payasam starts to thicken, add half of the fried cashews and raisins. Add the cardamom powder, dry ginger powder, adjust sweetness. Lower the flame and add the thick coconut milk, heat it and put off the flame. Garnish with leftover cashews and raisins.
Servings 4 adults

-Do not boil the payasam once the thick coconut milk is added, it may curdle.
-You can pressure-cook the moong dal if you want a much thicker consistency, we like to bite the cooked dal in between;so I have not mashed it.


Indian Khana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum ..nice recipe

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow ....very nice innovative dish...anyone who does not like pasta will start liking it now :))

Prabha Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

Luks very Nice!!

Food Glorious Food! said... Best Blogger Tips

So creative!! I an so excited to try the recipe out.. :) Have a great week ahead dear!

Prathima Shivraj said... Best Blogger Tips

Very innovtive, looks absolutely delcious.

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

gr8 and new to me but healthy paysam

Sarah Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a truly innovative recipe..looks oh my delicious

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

authentic recipe with a nice twist... Looks yum...

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Great combo and sounds so yummy!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea..looks delish...

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Innovative recipe,looks yum..the combo sure sounds great

Deepthi KR said... Best Blogger Tips

really it would hav tasted awesome!!!very great Idea!!

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Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful payasam,looks great, nice fusion recipe..

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Chaitanya said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful thought very yummy and tempting

Binys Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

very very very innovative.we know pastas in only savoury versions payasam is a gr8 idea even for people who dislike it

Simply Life said... Best Blogger Tips

oh this looks great!

Suman Singh said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..I never would have thought of making pasta this way..nice and innovative dish..looks great and yummy!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Now that's a wonderfully inventive way of using pasta and making a super fusion recipe! hats off dear :) love it!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea!! very innovative..sounds yum julie!

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting payasam recipe..the combo sounds very yummy...I really feel like trying it..yummmm

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy payasam Julie......Excellent idea of making payasam with pasta.

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting recipe, so does it come out like ada payasam? curious to know. But, great innovative recipe! :)

Valarmathi Sanjeev said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea...looks yummy.

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

om gosh...looks the color..:)
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Krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

Just stumbled upon this :) superb idea.. Can it be made with only pasta, like an Ada payasam?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, it can be made with only pasta like Ada pradhaman.. The only concern was the pradhaman has the consistency only from coconut milk and jaggery so to add texture to the pradhaman, I added moongdal..pasta doesn't disintegrate in pradhaman like rice ada though tastes similar to ada.