Thursday, March 3, 2011

Badam Kheer


I am here with yet another post and a resolve to be regular to read posts and to share mine. The past few months (read several) just went in a whirl. Days dawned and before I realised it was nightfall, so to say. Now even before you thought the year began, we have counted out sixty one days of 2011.
Today's post is one rich kheer. Every Indian home makes this if not often, on special occasions. The almonds and whole milk make it truly rich and nutritious for those who do not need to watch calories.
You just need three ingredients apart from garnish and some precious minutes of care while cooking.

The below recipe serves four and is slightly thick. If desired to have as a drink, you make add boiled and cooled milk which has been slightly sweetened to balance the addition.

Ingredients:
Almonds about 80 grams
Sugar 150 grams
Milk 500 ml + 100ml for grinding

Garnish:
Chopped mixed nuts slightly roasted
Few strands of saffron soaked in a few teaspoons of milk

Method:
Bring the milk to boil and allow to simmer for few minutes. Add to this the soaked saffron. Keep aside.
Soak the almonds in warm water for a few minutes and blanche them.
Grind the almonds to a fine paste adding milk. Rinse the jar of the blender and add the residue to the ground mixture.
Add two cups of water to the paste and place it in a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Cook over a moderate flame for about 20-25 minutes stirring at regular intervals, until the paste is rid of raw taste.
Add some of the above boiled milk if the paste thickens in a hurry.
Add the boiled milk and the sugar. Allow the sugar to dissolve and the mixture to blend well.
Remove from the stove. Add the garnish.

It is best served chilled.

28 comments:

  1. What a wonderful start for 2011 Lata! the kheer is just right when I want to pamper my with an exotic dessert.

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  2. Good to your recipes and posts again; this looks delicious and so easy to make!

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  3. What a way to come back ...looks yum n delicious ....nice pic

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  4. Welcome with a bang and an awesome kheer. Nice recipe. Keep posting. Hope you are back to normal routine.

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  5. Good to see your post, Lata......welcome back.

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  6. What a decadent kheer.Nice to stop by here

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  7. Welcome back Madam ..Good to see ur recipes again ..and a very great start ...delicious kheer ...

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  8. So nice to see you posting again akka. What a tasty kheer and such interesting bowls :)

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  9. Very Nice presentation.
    It is really tempting...

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  10. "Super Like" this Kheer recipe. I add a bit of color if I am not using Saffron strands.

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  11. Such a lovely creamy kheer.love it

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  12. Yumm yummm yummy :) awesome comeback :)

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  13. Welcome back, looking forward to a lot more yum posts from you....
    What a coincidence I just made badam kheer yesterday and planned to post it soon. Yours has turned out beautifully...

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  14. Glad to see u back with a yummy kheer, that looks irresistible..

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  15. WOW this badam kheer looks droolinggggggg!!

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  16. hi, Lata, lovely to see you come back :)), Mmm., Badam Kheer looks so delicious, you can pass one bowl to me, I don't make any sweets at all :(, welcome back dear, come on post recipes, I will sit here and drool over it :)), Hope everything is fine over there, got settled have you ?

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  17. Good to see you back blogging :) Nice recipe and cute serving bowls as well :)

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  18. Good to see you back,Akka...I was wondering why the break is getting extended indefinitely...Rich and creamy kheer to start with..Great. Lovely presentation.

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  19. good to see u back after a long time with a creamy and rich drink

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  20. welcome back akka...delicious healthy kheer

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  21. Welcome back...Happy to c u have started with a sweet dish...gorgeous click

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  22. looks awesome..and have missed your posts for so long..

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  23. Glad you are back with such a wonderful kheer.

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  24. Your Badam kheer is so yummy and easy to prepare..i will try this..

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  25. creamy n delicious kheer...

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  26. I love this consistency! Easier to eat with a spoon than drink from a cup! One of my favorites!

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  27. Yummmy Kheer!! Kuttu loves it a lot!!!! Make it often for him!!!

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I appreciate your valuable comments and tips.
I sincerely hope to improve with them.
Hope we shall interact often.
Thanks once again,
Lata Raja.