In India, any special occasion starts with a sweet. I am getting back to blogging after so many months that I have actually lost track. So am starting it with a sweet, that is often made at my home for Friday pujas. A simple dessert but rich in terms of what goes into it and of course the calories
A Simple yet Creamy and Rich Rice Kheer
Long Basmati Rice - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp.
Cashew and Raisin- a few
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Edible camphor ( optional ) - half pinch
Rinse well and soak the rice for a good half hour
Cook it separately and drain the water
Heat the milk in a thick bottomed pan
Keep the flame on medium while stirring occasionally
When it reduces to half its quantity, add sugar little by little
Reduced milk will have a sweet taste on it own, so keep a tab on the sweetness.
Keep stirring and slowly add the cooked rice.
Ensure that you don't break the rice while stirring
Add cardamom and edible cardamom powder
Serve chilled or hot.
Hope you enjoyed the Kheer, now hop on to my fellow bloggers site who are a part of this blogging marathon