Category Archives: Deserts

Prepare Rice Kheer Recipe at Home

Here you can find the Simple Way to Prepare Rice Kheer Recipe. Rice kheer is a popular Indian dessert, We can say one kind of rice pudding. Kheer is also known as PayasamIt is known by various names in different regions of India. The main ingredients are milk, sugar and basmati rice. Let’s have try kheer in a very simple way with minimal ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice (soaked)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 200 gm sweetened condensed milk(Nestle)
  • 1/2 Tsp cardamom(Elaichi) powder
  • 2 tsp desi ghee
  • 1 tsp raisins
  • 1 tsp of roasted cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp almonds chopped
  • Sugar to taste or Jagir to taste

Method of preparation

  1. Wash the rice and soak it for15-20 minutes. Now drain the water and crush the rice with your hands, So that the rice gets broken.
  2. Take a pressure cooker, add 2 cups of milk and little water and boil the rice in low flame for 2 whistles.
  3. Heat 2 Tsp Ghee in a heavy bottomed pan or non stick pan and roast cashew nuts, almonds and raisins. Transfer them to a plate.
  4. Placed remaining milk and cooked rice in same pan. Stir continuously on low flame and make sure it does not burn at bottom. Cook it for 5-7 minutes.
  5. After 5-7 minutes add condensed milk and again cook it for12-15 minutes.
  6. Add sugar (or jagir ) as per your taste and cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. Mix 3/4 of dry fruits into the kheer and keeps rest of the dry fruits for garnishing.
  8. Mixture will become very thick when it cools. So keep it thick medium consistency.
  9. Transfer the kheer into a serving bowl and garnishing with the dry fruits.
  10. Serve hot or cold and enjoy Kheer.

Tips:

  1. You can use milk powder instead of milk. Just warm water and add milk powder with it. Now you can use just like milk.
  2. If you like smoother texture of kheer, over cook the rice and just mash the rice lightly before adding it to milk.
  3. Add khoya in place of condensed milk for variation.
  4. You can add a pinch of salt when boil the rice for better taste.

Gajar ka Halwa Recipe (Carrot Halwa)

Gajar ka halwa recipe is a very popular dessert. Some people call it simple gajar halwa (Carrot halwa). Anyway here we will find out how to prepare gajar ka halwa with minimum ingredients.  It is a very sweet dish. It is not only very popular in India but also popular in abroad . Specially I love gajar ka halwa very much. So let’s  prepare gajar halwa  in a very simple way.

Preparation Time: 10 mins     Cooking Time: 45-50 minsYield: 2 servings   Recipe Type : Dessert

Ingredients

  • Grated carrots- 2 cups
  • Milk 2 cups
  • Ghee – 2Tsp
  • Cardamom powder- ¼ Tsp
  • Sugar- ½ cup( as per sweetness required)
  • Khoya- 50 gms (Optional)
  • Cashew nuts- 1 Tsp
  • Almonds- 1 Tsp chopped
  • Raisins- 1 tsp

Method of preparation

  1. Wash, peel and grate the carrots.
  2. Take a heavy bottom pan and heat the ghee. Roast the dry fruits and keep it aside.
  3. In the remaining ghee add grated carrots and saute the carrots for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add milk to this and let it cook for 30-40 minutes on low to medium heat till the whole milk dries up. Stir occasionally.
  5. Then add khoya , sugar and cardamom powder  and cook till the sugar dissolves and khoya is incorporated into carrots thoroughly.
  6. Add the nuts as per your choice.
  7. Garnish with the dry fruits. Now your Gajar ka halwa is ready.

Tips

  • Milkmaid/condensed milk could also be used to enhance the taste and texture. If you do, adjust amount of sugar accordingly.
  • Better to use a non stick pan for gajar halwa.
  • You can keep your gajar halwa up to one week. Keep in the refrigerator up to two weeks. When you want to serve just warm it.
  • If you don’t have khoya, then you can prepare the dish without it.

Try this simple gajar ka halwa recipe in your own kitchen and serve hot. Enjoy the dish and please don’t forget to give your valuable comments. It is very important for me.