Appi Payasa


Appi payasa is a authentic dish from Karnataka. Wonder why is it called Appi Payasa. Maybe because it is prepared using small bite sized appe, made of maida or rava. It’s a little time consuming recipe but the end product is super tasty.

Preparation Time

Cooking Time


5 Mins

60 mins




o   1 Cup- Wheat flour/ Godhi Hittu

o   1 Tbsp – Fine Sooji/ rava/ Semolina

o   4 Cups- Milk

o   1 Tbsp- Hot Oil

o   3/4 Cup- Sugar

o   Oil to deep fry

o   Cardamom powder (Optional)

o   Saffron strands (Optional)



o   In a mixing bowl mix wheat flour, sooji, hot oil and knead the dough like a poori dough(meaning not too loose).

o   Let the dough rest for 30mins.

o   Bring the milk to boil, the milk should boil and reduce to ¾ quantity.

o   Knead the dough once again, roll the dough like poori and cut it with the help of a pizza cutter. Else you can make pooris and cut it after they are fried as well.

o   Deep fry the cut pooris till golden color. Keep it aside.

o   Add the fried cut pooris to the boiling milk. Let the mixture boil for 10-15 mins on low to medium heat.

o   Add sugar/cardamom powder/ saffron strands and let it boil for 5-10 mins and switch off the stove.

YouTube Link :Appi Payasa

o   Appi Payasa ready to serve, garnish with roasted almond and cashew pieces. 


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