Gotto a sweet tooth?, No problem. Solution ~ Shahi Kheer
Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Sweet is one of the basic tastes and gives us all the most pleasurable experience. Don’t you agree with me? One of the goodies that can satisfy my sweet tooth is kheer aka rice pudding. Of course, kheer need not be made from rice, but also from vermicelli. Kheer is such a simple recipe and uses the most basic ingredients any household will have ~ rice, milk and sugar. Sure, you can make it extra rich by adding saffron, elaichi powder, almonds, pistachios etc. But given any day or any occasion kheer is always a crowd-pleaser whether it is eaten hot or cold. I like mine really chilled. Tastes YUM. Give this simple and easy to make recipe a try and I promise that you will be glad you did.
1/2 cup rice (no Basmati)
2 & 1/2 – 3 cup milk. I use 2% milk fat, but feel free to use what you like.
Sugar as per taste
1/2 tsp elaichi powder
A few strands of kesar, soaked in a tbsp of warm water
A few pistachios, unsalted (optional)
A few almonds slivered (optional)
Wash rice well and soak rice it in water for about 30 mins. Bring milk to a boil and then add the rice. Mix well and let the rice cook in the milk stirring occasionally. When rice has cooked, add sugar, mix well, then add all the other aromatic condiments. Serve hot or cold after chilling in the refrigerator.
TIP: If you are using vermicelli, toast it in some ghee a little before adding it to the milk.