Monday, 24 October 2016

Mixed Millets Kheer (quick version)

Happy Diwali Folks!



Did you miss my posts? I found some breathing space today and decided why not update with a dessert recipe with Diwali coming up.I may be MIA/irregular here for some more time. But there is quite lot happening on the FBpage and Instagram. Have you checked them out yet?

That time of the year to relish on sweets and savouries apart from crackers and diya's. Oh! by the way , I do hope you would be having a happy , safe and green Diwali.

Over the past few months we have been including Millets into our diet. Benefits of Millets are plenty. All the more better when they are organic as well.

Few days back I tried a quick version of kheer with Millets. If I may say so the desert was an instant hit with everyone at home specially the kids. It is very satisfying when you have kids come and say “Amma, this was yummy!”.

Go ahead and try this dish out for Diwali this year and the following years. Yes yes you can thank me later :).

Ingredients
Mixed Millets (Kodo and Proso) 1 cup
Water               2 cups
Milk 3 cups
Sugar 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Saffron strands 2 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Cardamom Powder 2 tbsps
Cashew nuts and Dry Grapes 1 tbsp

My way of making
1. Clean and wash the millets. Cook the millets in 2 cups of water or adjust as required until fluffy. This should take about 10-15 minutes. If using cooker, wait up to 4-5 whistles.
2. Boil the milk and to this add few strands of saffron for the flavour to be absorbed
3. Turn the burner to sim and add the cooked millets to the milk.
4. Keep stirring intermediate till the mix turns creamy and to avoid formation of lumps.
5. To this add sugar. Stir the mix to help dissolve the sugar.
6. Add cardamom powder and stir well.
7. Meanwhile heat a teaspoon of ghee from the mentioned quantity and fry the cashewnuts and grapes separately.
8. Garnish the kheer with grapes and cashew nuts and remaining saffron strands.
9. Pour the remaining ghee over the kheer.
10. Serve warm.

Notes
1.  Adjust sweetness as per one’s taste. If you want to avoid sugar, you can also try jaggery syrup but the taste would not remain same.
2. One can cook millets along with combination of milk and water for authentic taste. Just that this could take a bit longer for the millets to get cooked.

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