Saturday, October 31, 2020

Kheer or Rice Pudding

 

Kheer or Rice Pudding prepared with the goodness of rice, milk, sugar, and garnish with crushed cardamom, dry fruits and nuts like pistachios, cashews and raisins.


Kheer or Rice Pudding prepared with the goodness of rice, milk, sugar, and garnish with crushed cardamom, dry fruits and nuts like pistachios, cashews and raisins.


Rice Kheer is easy to make, and is a one pan method. My family loves this recipe specially my brother. You can serve it both warm and and chilled and keep the leftover rice kheer in the refrigerator.


Kheer is generally made on the Sharad Purnima which is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day, marking the end of the monsoon season. It is considered to be the birthday of Goddess Laxmi. This year Sharad Purnima is falling on 30 October 2020.


As per ritual, kheer is left overnight in the moonlight and believe that the rays of the moon on Sharad Purnima has special healing properties. The next day it is consumed and distributed as prasad.



Kheer or Rice Pudding prepared with the goodness of rice, milk, sugar, and garnish with crushed cardamom, dry fruits and nuts like pistachios, cashews and raisins.


Kheer or Rice pudding is a popular dessert across the country as it is quick and easy to make. It can also be prepared on the holidays or special occasions like Diwali which is coming after a week or two.


Here is an easy recipe which you can give it a try. Write down in the comments below what you think about this recipe.


Kheer or Rice Pudding prepared with the goodness of rice, milk, sugar, and garnish with crushed cardamom, dry fruits and nuts like pistachios, cashews and raisins.


Kheer or Rice Pudding


Serves : 6 People
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Author : The Food Root


Ingredients


1 litre full fat milk
1/4 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup of sugar
Garnish it with crushed cardamom or your favorite choice of dry fruits or nuts like pistachios, cashews and raisins


Method


1. Rinse basmati rice with water to remove excessive starch.

2. Then soak the basmati rice for at least 15-20 minutes.

3. Take a deep pan and boil the milk on low flame.

4. Add rice and boil the milk and rice on low flame. 

5. You can add 1 cup of water, this step is totally optional.

6. Now keep stirring the rice, milk and water (in case if you added) so that the milk does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

7. Continue to cook on the stove, and keep stirring it on low flame. 

8. Now when you realise that the kheer is almost 80% cooked, add sugar.

9. Keep stirring sugar for next 10 minutes or till it turns light brown.

10. Turn off the flame, and add cardamoms and your favourite nuts by slicing them.

11. You can also garnish the rice kheer by these dry fruits.

12. Serve it both warm or chilled and keep the leftover rice kheer in the refrigerator.


Notes :


1. Use basmati rice (or kheer wale chawal) as they are the best to make Kheer or Rice Pudding.

2. Use condensed milk in the kheer as it helps in making your kheer more sweet.

3. You can also add brown sugar instead of white if you want.

4. Adding 1 cup of water while boiling rice and milk together, is totally optional. (This trick of adding water helps as the mixture of rice pudding begins to thickens a lot.)

5. You can also garnish it with saffron strands.

6. In case you like cardamoms or dry fruits, you can slice them and add them in the kheer.

7. You can serve the kheer both warm or chilled and keep the leftover rice kheer in the refrigerator.


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