Wednesday, September 17, 2014

5 Recipes of Indian Kheer

Make several types of Indian kheers like anjeer kheer, carrot kheer or mixed fruit kheer to celebrate every occasion as well as to satisfy your taste buds.

India is a delightful merging of various kinds of people with interesting traditions, life style and special cuisine. Indian recipes are best by means of hygiene, health, taste, and its special time to eat on special occasion to induce more sweetness in the air. Sweet dishes in India have special connection to every Indian's heart. Sweet dishes like gajar ka halwa is best dish to celebrate your every victory and puran poli is very much popular is Maharashtra state to celebrate every traditional occasion sweetly. Kheer is all time favorite sweet dish of every Indian from north to south and from east to west. So, each region of India has its own method to welcome you with the special kheer recipe that makes your taste buds to want more and more. Check out different recipes to satisfy your hunger for the mouthwatering Indian kheer.

Indian kheer - a sweet dish
Regular kheer:

Ingredients: 1 cup cooked rice, 2 cups milk, 1/3 cup condensed milk, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, 1 tsp ghee

  • Mix cooked rice and milk together in one pan
  • Now stir continuously on low flame of stove for 10-15 minutes
  • After stirring for long time, add sugar, cardamom powder, ghee and mix all the ingredients perfectly
  • Let the sugar get dissolved completely
  • Serve hot in a bowl
  • You can also use artificial sweetener instead of sugar
With traditional kheer, you can also make below given five special types of kheer to enjoy on every occasion.

1) Chana dal kheer:

Ingredients: 1 cup chana dal/split bengal gram, 3/4 cup powdered jaggery, 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp sliced almonds, 1 tbsp chopped cashewnuts, 1 tbsp ghee, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

  • Rinse chana dal and bake it to become soft in pressure cooker or an open pan
  • In another pan, mix jaggery and ¼ cup of water to cook jaggery until it gets dissolved. Once it is mixed well, cook it for 2 minutes on medium flame
  • Take one another pan and heat ghee to roast almonds and cashews till they become light brown
  • Add chana dal into the roasted nuts and cook for two minutes to mix all the ingredients well
  • Add milk into the chana dal and stir slowly for 5 minutes on low flame of stove
  • Slowly add jaggery mixture into the chanadal and milk
  • Add cardamom powder
  • Stir all the ingredients and cook for another 5 minutes
  • Serve it hot or cold
2) Carrot Kheer:

Ingredients: 3 cups grated carrot, 5 cups milk, 6 to 7 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp ghee, 12 to 14 cashew nuts, 1 tbsp raisins, 5 to 6 almonds, 1/2 tsp freshly crushed cardamom

  • Peel, wash and grate carrots
  • Slice almonds and keep them on side
  • In one deep pan, heat ghee and sauté almonds and cashews till it becomes light brown
  • Add raisins and cook them only for half a minute. Put roasted nuts on a side
  • Take one another pan and boil milk in it to make it thick for desired consistency
  • Put carrot in the same pan you had fried dry fruits and cook it for 5 to 7 minutes
  • Now add ½ cup boiled milk and put lid on pan to cook carrot completely
  • Grind ¾ of cooked carrots to make paste and use milk instead of water to get desired thickness
  • Now add remaining ¼ portion of cooked carrot into the remaining boiled milk and mix carrot paste well
  • Add sugar, fried dry fruits, cardamom powder, mix them well and simmer for 5-10 minutes on low flame
  • Serve in a bowl to your guests as hot or chilled
3) Paneer kheer:

Ingredients: 1/2 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese), 1 cup full-fat milk, 3/4 cup condensed milk, 1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 1 tbsp cold water, 1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder, 1 cup sugar

For garnishing: 1 tbsp chopped mixed nuts, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

  • Mix full-fat milk, condensed milk, prepared cornflour-water mixture, paneer, sugar and cardamom powder in a pressure cooker
  • Mix all the ingredients well, and close pressure cooker with lid for 1 whistle
  • Allow the steam of cooker escape before you open the lid
  • Garnish it with mixed fruits and cardamom powder and then serve
4) Mixed fruit kheer:

Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup of boiled rice, 1 litre milk, 2 tbsp butter, 3 chopped chikkos, 3 chopped plums, 1 chopped pear, 2 chopped peaches, 4 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp cornflour, 3 tbsp rose syrup, 1 chopped pistachios

  • In one pan, heat butter and sauté chopped fruits for few minutes. Add one tbsp of sugar and cook fruits till sugar melts
  • Put fruits on serving dish, spread them and add rice in the pan
  • If you think butter is less, then add as per your desired quantity
  • Add milk into the rice and cook till rice becomes super soft
  • Dissolve corn flour in little milk and add into the rice mixture for consistency
  • Stir occasionally on low flame
  • Mix remaining sugar and cook till it gets dissolved completely
  • Add rose syrup into it
  • Mix fruits and sprinkle chopped pistachios, and then serve
5) Anjeer kheer:

Ingredients: 1 litre full cream milk, 10-12 dried figs, 6-8 cashew nuts, 3 tbsp rice, ½ tsp cardamom powder, ½ cup sugar, a generous pinch of saffron + 2tbsp warm milk, few drops of rose essence

For Garnish: Slivered almonds and pistachios, saffron

  • Soak figs, cashew nuts into the warm milk for 3-4 hours or overnight to make them soft
  • Clean and wash rice to soak for one hour
  • After one hour, drain out the water and keep on a side
  • Now blend soft figs and cashews to make paste
  • Soak saffron in milk and put on a side
  • In heavy bottom pan, boil 1 litre of milk
  • Once milk starts boiling, add soaked rice to cook well in boiling milk
  • Add figs and cashews mixture, saffron mixture, cardamom and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add sugar, rose essence, and stir till sugar gets dissolved
  • Take mixture in a serving bowl and garnish with silver almonds, pistachios and saffron
  • Serve chilled
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