Chawal (Rice) is an essential part of food which is used all over India. This food is rich in starch and an excellent source of energy. Various food items are made using chawal in India and one of them is ‘Kheer’ which is an excellent desert prepared almost all over the country in any special occasion!!
Today’s special is ‘Chawal ki Kheer’ and here goes the recipe for the same;
Milk full cream 1 L
Basmati Chawal 1 1/2 tbsp
Sugar 8-9 tbsp or according to taste
Cashew 7-8 cut into small pieces
Kismis (raisins) 6-7 pieces
Almonds 7-8 cut into small pieces width wise
Pista 1 tbsp cut into two halves (optional)
Kesar (saffron) strands 4-5 dissolved in warm milk (optional)
Chhoti Elaichi (cardamom) 2-3 pieces crushed
Take a pan and boil milk
Once the milk is boiled lower the heat and add rice
Mix well and simmer for 15-20 minutes, while stirring continuously so that the milk doesn’t stick to the vessel
Check if the rice is soft and then add cashew, almonds, kismis, pista, kesar and chhoti elaichi and mix well
When the kheer becomes thick add sugar
Stir for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat
Allow it to cool and refrigerate till 1-2 hrs
Besan is a blended form of chana dal which is widely used in India since it is not only a rich source of protein and highly nutritious but also easy to digest!!
It is useful in making many vegetarian & non-vegetarian food items as well as deserts.
Today’s special is Besan ki Barfi……
Besan 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Ghee 1 cup
Sugar 1 cup or according to taste
Cashew 10-15 pieces chopped
Kismis (raisins) 8-10
Almonds 5-6 small pieces cut width wise
Chhoti Elaichi (cardamom) 5-6 pieces crushed
In a mixing bowl add besan, sugar, cashew, kismis, almonds and chhoti elaichi
Mix well and add milk
Whisk it properly so that it turns into a smooth paste
Heat ghee in a pan
Add the paste and cook in a low heat
Keep stirring so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan
In 10-15 minutes you would see the color turning into light brown
Once the lump is formed in the center of the pan remove it from heat
Now spread the lump on a greased plate and make the upper surface smooth
Let it cool and cut into diamond or square shapes
For best result refrigerate it for 20-30 minutes and serve!!
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