Friday, January 13, 2017

Apple Kheer-Apple Payasam Recipe

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.

Apple Kheer-Apple Payasam

Apple Kheer-Apple Payasam

Apple Kheer-Apple Payasam

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 25 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Apple
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Apple - 1 cup grated
   Milk - 4 cups + 1/4 cup
   Sugar - 1/4 -1/3 cup
   Ghee - 1 tsp
   Cashew nuts - 15
   Almonds - 5
   Cardamom powder - 2 powdered
   Saffron strands - 4-5


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.

how to make apple payasam

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.

Apple Payasam Recipe

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.

how to make apple kheer

Add the sauteed apple, saffron milk, cardamom powder and mix well.

Apple Kheer recipe

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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  1. Hi, As soonas i put the sauted apple to the milk mixture, it got curdled.. The small lubls formed as a result made it bad.. But the apple was not sour...

    1. Both the apple and the milk should be at room temperature. I have written clearly only after the apple mixture cools completely, you have to add to the milk.

    2. This line really helped me. Once tried adding Apple when milk is hot and it turned out to be a disaster 😂 thank you so much 😊

  2. Tried doing it today. It was really amazing. Thank you padhu for such a wonderful recipe...

  3. Wow, this kheer looks really inviting. Thank you so much for the recipe :)


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