Appe Payasa Recipe - Poori Payasam
A classic from the Karnataka region , Appe Payasa Recipe, Appe are usually prepared as small pooris and later broken into small bite-sizes and dunked in creamy reduced milk.
Appe Payasa is an authentic recipe from the regions of Karnataka and is prepared using small bite sized appe, made of maida or rava. Appe is a poori made like a crispy biscuits prepared commonly with chiroti rava or fine sooji. One can take the liberty of preparing the biscuits with maida too.
Appe are usually prepared as small pooris and later broken into small bite-sizes. Appe kheer is a ultra creamy and lip smacking kheer prepared with milk, appe and finally nuts are added to it to add crunchiness to it. Prepare once and I am sure you will fall in love with its creamy texture and its delicious taste.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kheer recipes such as
- 1 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava) , fine rava or maida
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 1/2 cup Water , for the dough
- Oil , for deep frying For payasa
- 4 cups Milk , full fat milk
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- pinch Saffron strands
- 2 tablespoons Mixed nuts
How to make Appe Payasa Recipe - Poori Payasam
To begin making the Appe Payasa recipe, we will first make the appe for the payasa.
In a mixing bowl, combine the rava, ghee and mix them together. Add water little by little to knead into a dough. Leave the dough. Let it rest for an hour.
After the resting time, take a handful of the dough and roll into a large flat circle of 1 mm thickness. Cut dough into small circle similar to pooris, using a cookie cutter or the lid of a small dabba.
In a small kadai, add oil and heat it over medium flame. Once the oil is hot, add bite sized flattened dough and fry till they become golden and crispy.
Place the fried appe in a paper towel and drain the excess oil. Repeat the same for all the rolled dough.
In a saucepan, add milk and boil over medium flame. Cook until the milk reduces to its half it's quantity.
Now, once the milk becomes thick, add fried appe to the milk and cook until appe soaks the milk in. The cooked appe will float on the top and becomes soft.
Add sugar to the payasam and cook until the sugar dissolves completely into it. Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder to the payasa.
In a small bowl, add saffron to a tablespoon of warm water. Add saffron water to the payasa.
Once the payasa becomes thick, switch off the flame. One can adjust the consistency of the payasa according to their wish. If the payasa looks thick, add warm milk to it..
Add the chopped almonds, fried cashews and pistachios to the kheer. Serve Appe Payasam warm.