Friday, February 6, 2009

Shahi Kheer (Rice pudding, Indian Style)

Shahi Kheer (Rice pudding, Indian Style)
Kheer is a very traditional Indian dessert. Shahi means royal. As this recipe calls for Kesar and Badam (Saffron and Almonds), is considered royal.
Ingredients:For Kheer:[serves 6]
Whole Milk – ½ gallon
White Rice – 2/3 cup
Condensed Milk – 1 can
Kesar (saffron) – ¼ tspn
Almonds – 12
Sugar – ½ cup( if you like it really sweet)
  • Wash rice under cold water couple of times. Soak rice in a bowl adding some warm water.
  • Soak almonds in warm water for few hours.
  • In the heavy bottom pan or in the slow cooker add whole milk and let it simmer. Add Saffron to it.
  • Take soaked rice, remove excess water and mix the rice so that it will break in halves.
  • Add the rice, without water, to the simmering milk. Let it simmer on medium low heat for an hour and stir occasionally. Do not let it stick to the bottom.
  • After hour and half add condensed milk and mix well.
  • Add sugar if desired and bring it to a boil.
  • Peel the soaked almonds and cut them into slices.
Garnish the Shahi Kheer with sliced almonds.
Serve it chilled or warm.

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