Vrat Ki Kheer

Navratri special samak ke chawal ki kheer. Its simple and can be made in less than 20 minute.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 5 tablespoons samak ke chawal/ barnyard rice (soaked in water for 20 minutes)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
  • 10-12 almonds
  • 10-12 cashews
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • pistachios for garnishing (optional)
  • saffron strands for garnishing (optional)

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. In a nonstick or a heavy bottom kadai add milk and bring it to a boil. It will take 3-4 minutes.
  2. Now add the soaked samak rice and let it cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame, while stirring it occasionally.
  3. Once samak is cooked it will swell up a little. Keep scraping the sides of the kadai.
  4. Further add sugar and cardamom powder and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the sugar dissolves completely and the kheer becomes thick. Do not over cook.
  5. To roast the dry fruits, in a pan add ghee and once it turns medium hot add cashews, almonds and raisins. Roast them for a minute or two or until the nuts get a light golden colour and the raisins swell up.
  6. Add the roasted dried fruits and nuts along with the ghee in the kheer and mix well.
  7. Garnish with some nuts, pistachios and saffron strands.
  8. Serve hot or cold.
  9. Can be store in the refrigerator for upto a week.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not over cook the kheer, as it cools down it will thicken.
  • You may vary the quantity of sugar as per your preference.
  • If you do not like nuts in your kheer then you can skip them or you can also add them directly without roasting. Though i would highly recommend you to roast them as they enhance the flavour and add a great taste.
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