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Appi Payasa

– Shree Rao

The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): “the beginning of a new age”. Ugadi or Yugadi is celebrated on 31st March 2014 in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is New year according to Luni-Solar calendar. This day is celebrated by eating Bevu-Bella which symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise), which should be accepted together and with equanimity through the New Year. Today I am bringing you a special payasa which is quick and easy to make. appi payasaYou 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

Method:

  • 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

Notes:

  • 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.

4 Responses to Appi Payasa

  1. Poorni

    U have not mentioned when the sugar is to be added.

  2. Prasad

    ” Once the milk reduces to 3/4 ltr add the crushed cardamom powder and sugar”

    @ Poorni, read properly once again.

  3. Poorni

    Sorry, didn’t notice. I searched twice or thrice but missed.

  4. anupama

    nice recipe

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