Payasam is one of the most important desserts all over TamilNadu, whatever the occasion may be its marriage, birthdays…, payasam is the must. I too love payasam and also I have shared many payasam recipes and now this time thought of trying out something different and found apples lying on the basket. Here born my Apple Payasam, I have never heard of this apple payasam, but thought of giving a try.
Apple payasam was delicious, the most important thing in this recipe is the flavor, the whole house was filled with a different fragrance (combination of apple, milk and clarified butter), my daughter entered the kitchen and was waiting near the dish to be cooked.
People give a try and on the other hand, it is a healthy dessert because of the nutrients of apple, milk, clarified butter and ghee. Kids would love this to core and so I could say it as “Kids – Friendly”. Taking this to Fiesta Friday #62 hosted by Angie. Let us move on to the recipe…
- Full fat milk – ¾ litre
- Sago / Javarisi / Tapioca pearls – 150 gm
- Apples – 1 ½ no
- Sugar – 5 tbsp
- Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp
- Clarified Butter – 1 tbsp
- Cashew nuts – 10 nos
- Pistachios – 10 nos
- Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel.
- Wash and pressure-cook Sago/Javarisi/Tapioca pearls in water for three whistles.
- Peel, roughly chop the apples and blend them without any lumps with ½ cup of milk (room temperature). Keep it aside.
- Add in the boiled sago, sugar, cinnamon powder and apples mixture to the milk.
- Continue cooking in medium flame, let it thicken.
- Heat clarified butter/ghee in a tadka, add in the cashew nuts and roast them till they turn golden brown.
- Pour it to the milk and keep on stirring once in every 5 mins.
- Remove from fire, when it thickens.
Serve with chopped pistachios.
Note: You can serve it at room temperature or hot or chilled. It stays fresh for 12 hrs, after that refrigerate and re-heat before serving.