Rice kheer or Akki payasa also known as Pal Payasa is very popular and favorite Indian dessert made with rice, whole milk and touch of saffron. Creamy rich payasam can be served hot or chilled . You can use any raw rice for this recipe. I used sona masoori rice here, you can Basmathi rice as well.
Seeme Akki Payasa is one of the festival recipes. Tapioca pearls, also known as boba or Seeme Akki Sago, sabbakki, saggubiyyam are produced by passing the moist starch through a sieve under pressure. Pearl tapioca is a common ingredient in Asian desserts and in sweet drinks, where they provide a chewy contrast to the sweetness and texture of the drink. We use this pearls to make delicious dessert – Payasa / Kheer . There are several different ways this payasam can be prepared, I am sharing my mother’s recipe here. She uses the fried pearls to make the payasam.
Rave Unde is one of the oldest, and most popular sweets all over India. Though it is very easy to make, it does needs extra care while preparing this dish. My mom makes rave Unde in a different way, but I love the way my mother – in- law prepares. I am sharing this delicious Rave Unde recipe
10 to 13 years back we had this group called Makkala Balaga, small group of my close friends – 5 to 6 moms and our kids. The purpose of this group was to teach our kids to read and write Kannada and teach them Shlokas. We were all committed to this Friday evening meeting, kids used to eagerly wait for Friday meeting since they got to play together after the class. After the meeting, we used to sit around and drink a nice, hot cup of coffee together. Occasionally there used to be a snack to go with it. We used to chat, laugh… unforgettable days! Thanks to these meetings, my son speak, read, and write Kannada.
We used to celebrate festivals together too, preparing the food according the festival we were celebrating :) mmm.. I’m getting hungry just thinking about the yummy foods. Everyone was a great cook. I remember for one of the DeepavaLi get-together, Bharati prepared this one dish, I don’t know the name of it, but in our home kids call this Indian Pumpkin Pie. We loved it so much on that Deepavali day, it has become a regular “Pie” in our home.