Kheer, a popular and easy to make Southasian dessert made of rice, milk, sugar, and nuts that is indeed the perfect dish for celebrations or just to finish a hearty dinner on a sweet note.
|Full fat milk||
Rice (Basmati – washed and soaked in water overnight)
|A few strands|
|Pistachios & Almonds (blanched, peeled, sliced)||
Method of Preparation:
- Boil Milk in a large saucepan.
- Crush rice roughly with fingers and add it into the boiling milk.
- Add saffron.
- Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, until it changes to a pale & creamy color and kheer thickens.
- Add condensed milk and stir well.
- Check sweetness and add sugar accordingly. (Keep in mind, sweetness slightly increases when cooled).
- Blend for only a few minutes with a stick blender. You can also use the big wooden spoon for blending the traditional way.
- Remove from heat. After 5 minutes, add salt. Stir and dish out.
- Garnish with nuts.
About the Contributor
A Software Engineer turned Pastry Chef, Nadia, is a graduate in the Professional Patisserie Program from ICCA Dubai with additional certifications in Cake Decoration, Artisan programs such as Chocolate & Breadmaking to enhance her skills and knowledge in the word of Baking and Patisserie.
Nadia, has a baking enterprise that she runs from home and has made over 1000 decorated cakes/cupcakes and dessert tables. She is also a food blogger as well as a You Tuber where she shares her recipes and conducts baking workshops. She has also been featured in Gulf News showcasing her culinary journey.
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