Saturday, November 2, 2013

Appi Payasa

This is a traditional Udupi dessert. Again found this in the book I got from mom. There are soo many wonderful authentic recipes in it. This is the first time I am making this one and tasting this one (ok remember tasting this one)

You need
Chiroti Rava - 1 cup
Milk - 1 ltr
Cardamom - 1 tsp freshly crushed
Khismish - 15
Almond - for garnish
Salt - 2 pinch
Sugar - 1/4 cup (as per taste)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying

Heat Milk in a thick bottomed pan
Keep stirring till it reduces to 3/4 ltr
In the mean time mix choiroti rava, 2 tsp ghee, salt and little water to make a firm dough
Make ping pong sized balls and roll out like poori 
Heat oil in the kadai
Deep fry the rava pooris in the oil till they are golden brown
As they are made out of only Rava they will be crispier than the normal pooris
Crush the poori into small pieces and keep aside
Once the milk reduces to 3/4 ltr add the crushed cardamom powder and sugar
Stir on medium flame for another 4 mins
Add in the crushed poori.
Mix and keep stirring for another 2 - 4 mins on medium flame
In another pan heat ghee, add the raisins and fry till they start becoming golden in colour
Add the raisins to the payasa and remove from heat
Mix well
Let the payasa sit for 15 mins
The poori will absorb the milk and payasa will thicken
Garnish with Almond slivers and serve

Payasa tastes better if it sits for more time (~ 2hrs)
If you feel the payasa is becoming drier, mix a cup of milk and 1 tbsp sugar to the payasa and bring the payasa to boil.

This is off to the CC Challenge November Edition - Week 1


Harini-Jaya R said...

Wow! Never made payasam with chiroti rava..must be tasty!

Suja said...

Interesting recipe, Shree :)

Poornima Molri said...

very interesting recipe... what is chiroti rava and can we replace it with ordinary rava

Chef Mireille said...

delightful pudding

Shree Rao said...

Thank you ladies for visiting. Poornima Chiroti rava is the finer rava.. have not tried it with ordinary rava.. If you use ordinary rava you might not be able to roll the dough into pooris..

Vinitha said...

I studied in the Surathkal area and I remember visiting the Udipi temple and other temples in the region. I remember sitting down for lunches at the temple and this payasa being served. Thanks for the recipe and the trip down memory lane

Srivalli said...

That's a good one..for one of the navaratri poojas I had made with rava and it was good..

Priya Suresh said...

Very new payasam for me, bookmarking to try them soon.

Smishri said...

Appi Payasa is also part of traditional Madhwa desserts and is definately tasty..Great step by step recipe description.

Usha Rao said...

This payasam is new to me. Looks delicious

Padmajha PJ said...

I love this and we call it happala karadha payasa.

Pavani N said...

Delicious looking payasa.

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks delicious!!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely recipe! I always make paal poli with chiroti rava, This is very similar to it in a payasam form! Will try this for sure :)