Apple Kheer/apple payasam is easy to prepare and tastes absolutely heavenly. I had lots of apples lying down in the fridge with no takers. So I decided to make apple kheer and believe me, it was a hit. You can make this kheer for any festivals or any special occasions. I personally do not like apples but I loved this apple kheer. Today we will learn how to make this apple kheer following this easy recipe.
Blanch almonds. Soak cashew nuts in hot water. Grind coarsely 5 cashew nuts and 5 blanched almonds in 1/4 cup of milk. Keep it aside. Chop the remaining soaked 10 cashew nuts and keep it aside.
Soak saffron strands in a 2 tbsp of warm milk and keep it aside.
Boil milk on medium heat until it reduces to 3/4 its original quantity. Keep stirring, so the it does not get burnt.
Add the ground cashew nut and almond paste and cook for a few minutes stirring continuously.
Add sugar and let it dissolve completely. You can also add 2-3 tbsp of condensed milk. In that case, you can reduce the sugar or omit it. Remove from heat.
Wash, peel and core an apple and grate it. Heat a tsp of ghee and saute the grated apple for a few minutes or until it is cooked but not too mushy. Leave it to cool completely.
Add the sauteed apple, saffron milk, cardamom powder and mix well.
Cook on low heat for a few seconds and remove from heat. Leave it to cool completely.
Then add the soaked and chopped cashew nuts and refrigerate for 2 hours.
This apple payasam should be served chilled.
Enjoy making this payasam for Pongal. Wishing you all a very Happy Pongal.
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