Kheer (A to Z Challenge)

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I wanted to add some Indian spice to my A to Z Challenge since I had such an amazing trip there in January and also because many of my Indian friends are participating in the challenge with me.ย  If you all lived closer you could try this Kheer I made ๐Ÿ™‚

Kheer is a traditional dessert in India which is a rich, creamy, sweet rice pudding that is served on special occasions.ย  I tried this when I was there at one of the hotels and I absolutely fell head over heels in love with it!ย  I bought an Indian cook book and since then have been creating recipes in my kitchen and Iโ€™m having a lot of fun trying to impress my friends and family and so far so good ๐Ÿ˜›

I will include the recipe in case anyone wants to try making it.

Kheer

 

ยฝ cup basmati rice soaked overnight in water with lemon juice on the countertop

4 cups half and half (milk and cream)

1 ยผ cups sugar

ยผ teaspoon nutmeg

ยผ teaspoon cardamom

ยผ teaspoon saffron

ยผ cup each almonds and pistachios (chopped)

4 cups whipping cream

Method:

  • Drain the rice and break it up with your hands into smaller grains
  • Add to the half and half in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 30 minutes, stirring continuously so that it does not stick. Reduce heat.
  • Beat with an electric mixer while still on low heat
  • Add the sugar, nutmeg, cardamom and saffron and some of the almonds
  • Add the whipping cream and let simmer for a few minutes
  • Pour into a serving dish and decorate with remaining almonds and pistachios

 

I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to one of my inspirational WP blogging Indian friends today, Happy Birthday Darshith, I hope all your wishes come true!ย ย  Since you always have a song for us at the end of your blogs, I have a song for you today since you are paving the way to a good and positive life.ย  Hereโ€™s Good Life by One Republic ๐Ÿ˜€

All the very best and enjoy your cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Much Love โค

Jen
xo

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39 thoughts on “Kheer (A to Z Challenge)

  1. Oh my god Jenni.. you actually made it..??!! Am so proud of you ๐Ÿ™‚ and also so happy that you actually included India as part of your challenge. This is so awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ and that too Kheer which is every Indian’s fav am sure
    Tell me how did it taste..waiting for a comment from Justin and Nathan ??? ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  2. Wow! A surprise indeed…We often serve Kheer whenever there is a birthday. It is an Indian tradition. So I guess this Kheer is our toast to the birthday in WP family. May the sweetness grow with years, Darshith! And thanks for the recipe. Each place has it’s own Kheer recipe and it was good to learn your version.

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    • Thank you very much Sri! โค I had fun making it and even more fun eating it ๐Ÿ˜› So good! ๐Ÿ˜€ This is an amazing Indian dessert and I'm happy to try many versions of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Now this post was utterly delicious one ๐Ÿ˜› Your recipe sound bit different from Indian version of it ๐Ÿ˜› we don’t have whip cream in it ๐Ÿ˜› But I would love to have it …next time you come to India I will handover my kitchen to you and eat all that you can make ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค including your lasagna ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Wow Jenni.. You never forget to add sweetness to your posts!! Kheer โค
    I love it. It is very yummy and delicious!! We often have it in special occasions.. The kheer you made looks delicious!! Wow!!

    And yes, Darshith gets one year older.. Wishing him more sweetness in his life. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good night Jenni.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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