Desserts

Chawal ki Kheer


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Are you fond of sweets? Here is a great sweet dish for you to enjoy -rice pudding or rice kheer. It is thought to be very auspicious to be cooked during the month of Sawan or Shravan in most of the houses in North India. As sawan month is going on these days, so why not cook it imm and treat the families.

It is an extremely delicious rice pudding made with rice, milk, sugar. It is garished with toasted dry nuts and full of rich saffron flavor and aroma. Simply Wow!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

20 mins                    20 mins                     40 mins                     2-3 Serving

 Ingredients:

Rice Basmati – 70 grams

Milk full cream – 1 liter

Sugar – 100 grams or per taste

Ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tablespoons

Cashew nuts (kaju) – 1 tablespoon (sliced & fried & browned in ghee)

Almonds (badam) – 1 tablespoon (sliced & fried & browned in ghee)

Raisins (kish-mish) – 1 tablespoon

Cardamom green – 2 or ¼ teaspoon powder

Saffron strands (Kesar) – 3-4 (mixed with 1 tablespoon milk)

Instructions:

  • Wash and soak rice in water for 1 hour.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry sliced or chopped cashew nuts & almonds. When they turn brown take off heat and keep aside.
  • Drain & pressure-cook rice with ¾ cup milk. After one whistle take off heat. Mash this pressure-cooked rice a bit with a masher.
  • Now pour balance milk to a large saucepan and add the mashed rice-milk mix along with sugar. Now simmer together along with cashew nuts & almonds, saffron milk & cardamom powder on low heat till it reaches the consistency of your choice. Its is generally liked with thicker consistency.

Note: This delicious sweet dish can be served hot or cold. Either ways it will surely soothe your taste buds!

Happy Cooking!!

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