13 September, 2015


Posted in : PAYASA/KHEER on by : Divya Suresh Tags:

Appe payasa is a famous sweet delicacy from Karnataka. It’s a kind of kheer made using very fine quality semolina which is recognized as chiroti rava (cream of wheat) and is often prepared during big festivals / functions. I use only chiroti rava in this preparation but many people add a small quantity of maida also or with only maida as well. No doubt it is almost everyone’s favourite, at least at my place everyone likes it. I insist try it once and you’ll definitely get tempted to make it again and again.


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      Ingredients :

  • Chiroti Rava/ fine Semolina – 1 cup
  • Table Salt – A pinch
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Milk  –  1 ltr boiled
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup or adjust according to taste
  • Saffron strands – 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 20 (chopped)
  • Raisins – 2 tbsp
  • Almonds – 10 (chopped)
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp



  •  Mix chiroti rava n salt and knead a soft and stiff dough using enough water.
  • Dough should be of chapati dough consistency.
  • Keep it aside covered for 2-3 hours.
  • Pinch a portion of the dough and roll it into small sized thin poori and  deep fry
  • Meanwhile add sugar n Saffron strands to warm milk n stir well so that sugar gets fully dissolved.
  • Crush/break all the pooris into small pieces and add it to the milk .
  • Heat ghee .. add cashews, raisins n almonds n pour it over crushed pooris in milk
  • Add Cardamom powder n…. keep it covered for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Appe payasa is ready to serve.