Wednesday 20 October 2010

In fond memory of Daddy – Appekaradahakkidda Payasa

Dear friends.
Please accept my sincere thanks for all the prayers that you sent for my FIL and for extending all your support to this blog in my absence. This is my first post after Daddy  passed away so I thought of sharing something which he was extremely fond of and was one of his favorites. This preparation is dedicated to Daddy with a sincere prayer for his journey in the other world.
‘Appe’ means a kind of crisp poori, ‘karad’ means fried and ‘hakkidda’ means to put in and ‘Payasa’ means Kheer in Kannada, so together it means fried poori put in a kheer. This is a traditional Kannadiga preparation and is made on all occasions. I tasted this first time after marriage when Mummy made this for her group of kitty friends and I realized then that it was Daddy’s all time favorite and Mummy would make this affectionately for Daddy on his birthday and all religious functions. I loved it the very first time I tasted it and became my favorite too but for some strange reason I always had it when I went to our home town and never attempted making this at home.
After coming back  I was in no mood to cook elaborately for a few days, eventually  when I thought of posting something in remembrance of dear FIL, I could not think of any other preparation but this Payasa/ Kheer. I was initially hesitant to ask my MIL for the recipe so I called up my elder co- sister for the recipe and she advised me to use APF and wheat flour to make the Appe. But somewhere I thought Mummy did not make that way and after trying to recall the recipe, I had a feeling that Mummy had mentioned semolina to me once, so I called up MIL and confirmed the recipe. So here’s Daddy’s favorite payasa..
1/2 cup APF
1/4 cup semolina
1 tsp clarified butter for shortening
3/4 liter milk
a pinch of saffron
a few fried cashewnuts and raisins
5-6 cardamoms crushed
a pinch of nutmeg grated
a pinch of saffron
1/2 Cup sugar
Mix the APF and Semolina with the clarified butter and knead a tight dough using water. Let the dough rest for half an hour.
Take small dumplings of the dough and roll it thin and cut into strips.
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Deep fry the strips on a medium flame till crisp.
Remove the fried strips (Appe) on a kitchen towel and let it cool and then crush them coarsely.
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Boil the milk, add sugar and let it reduce for about 5 mins and then add the crushed Appe, cook for about 2 mins.
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Cool and add cardamom powder, soaked saffron , nutmeg powder and fried cashewnuts and raisins. One can serve it warm but I love eating this after it is chilled. This preparation thickens a lot on cooling so one can add more milk later to make it thin.
Please start sending your entries to Flavours Of Punjab Event. I will be able to accept your entries now.The event ends Nov 30th.
Sending this Payasa to Ayeesha and Nivedita’s

to My event ‘Only’- Festive Food guest hosted by Preeti.Sending the recipe to my event ‘ONLY’ Traditional Recipes Guest hosted by Jiya's Delicacy
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Swathi said...

sorry to hear about sad news. The paysam looks delicious.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Really appreciate your spirit to make a post,even in ur momemt of sadness.Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Unknown said...

Hi Pari,

They look yummy...:)

Dont know about Punjabi cuisine...but can i send beetroot stuffed paratha??:)


harini-jaya said...

a very sentimental note ..and I love this payasam..we make it a little differently though..posted in on my blog last week

Kiran said...

Dear Pari,

Very sorry for your family's loss.
May your FIL's soul rest in peace.
This is a very delicious kheer.
Never made it before.Looks very yum.

Suji said...

Lovely payasam..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice to see you back with a nice sweet.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Hope you must be recovering from those very sad moments.May his soul rest in peace.
This recipe is a new one to me and looks very rich and delicious.nice step wise pictures

Prema said...

so sorry to hear about the sad news...
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe dear...

Torviewtoronto said...

sad news
lovely recipe

Pavani said...

nice to see u back pari dear.. payasam looks delicious

sonu said...

glad to see u back...very new sure anyone will luv this kheer..yum !
btw have just sent u a link for the ongoing event flavours of punjab..hope u recvd !

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Glad to see u back with ur dads fav dish.. this sounds interesting and i have made this before.. i really liked this recipe and looks so so delicious.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Nice sweet in remembrance of your father. May his soul rest in peace.And welcome back.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Truly sorry to hear about losing a loved one. May god give you the strength and power to heal/cope up with your loss.

Lovely payasam.

Unknown said...

Sorry for ur loss Pari..happy to see u regain ur spirits to make this lovely payasam in his memory!

Savi-Ruchi said...

our family loves them too. We call it happalada payasa :) Great step-by-step information.

Also, sorry to hear about the loss. Rest in peace.

Priya Suresh said...

Nice to u see u back Pari, am so sorry to hear about this sad news, take care..btw payasam looks very tempting and delicious..

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Madhavi said...

Sorry to hear that, may your FIL's soul rest in peace.

swapna said...

Sorry to hear about ur loss..may god give u strength.Delicious payasam.

Unknown said...

strength and prayers. TC!

aipi said...

Hi Pari, Glad to see you back dear!
Very thoughtful of you to make this kheer..may God rest his soul in peace!

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Sujaa Sriram said...

Hey do Step to my blog to get my hearty token... :) dear...

Great Recipe...

Preethi Ram

Gayathri Kumar said...

Lovely Payasam!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Delicious Payasam.

notyet100 said...

glad to cee ur post,..payasam looks too yum,.

Rekha shoban said...

interesting payasam!

Prathima Rao said...

I have an ward waiting for u in my blog...Do drop in to collect it... :)

Myvegfare said...

Hi Pari, Hope you are feeling better now dear, It takes a while to get away from thoughts though.., It's a lovely recipe to remember him by.., Glad to see you back, take care, love to see your delicious visible treets..

NIDHYA said...

Wonderful and lovely kheer on you FIL's remembrance.

Aaha Oho

caroliny said...

Hello! congratulations! for the wonderful site! have one question,
which would be 1 / 2 cup APF, could you explain your fan from Brazil;
would like to read this

Dori said...

Awwww :( Sorry to hear that sad news... You made a lovely dish.

Pari Vasisht said...

Dear Caroliny,
APF is all purpose flour.
I hope this helps you.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Pari,
Sorry to know about your FIL, May his soul rest in peace. Thank you for sending this delicious kheer to the event.

Deepa said...

has been really long since i had this.Made it yesterday after seeing it on your blog..

Thanks !!


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