Benarasi Kheer Recipe

Benarasi Kheer recipe- (Serves 6-8) Cooking time – 35 min

1 kg/6cups milk
½ cup rice
½ tin condensed milk
10-15 almonds (blanched & chopped)
10-15 raisins (soaked in water & squeezed)
2-3 green cardamom (chhoti illaichi) (powdered)
1 tsp saffron (kesar) – optional

1.Micro high uncovered milk and rice 20 minutes. Stir once after 8 – 10 minutes.

2.Add condensed milk and saffron. Mix well.

3.Micro high uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir in between.

4.Micro at 50% power for 5 minutes.

5.Remove from microwave and mash well with a potato masher or a ladle to break the rice grains.

6.Add almonds and raisins.

7.Cool. Add cardamom powder.

8.Chill and serve.

Tip gajar ka halwa indian recipe – Use a 10″ round, 5″deep dish. Blanch the almonds in the microwave. Simply put them with some water in the microwave for 3 min. Kheer becomes thick on cooling. Extra milk may be added to thin it down.
Similarly you can make kheer of semolina (suji), vermicelli (seviyan)

Gajar Ka Halwa recipe – (Serves 5-6) Cooking time – 37 min

½ kg carrots (grated)
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup/100 gm khoya (grated)
1 tbsp desi ghee
some chopped nuts

1.Mix grated carrots and milk.

2.Micro high uncovered for 15 minutes. Mix once every 5 minutes.

3.Add sugar and khoya. Mix well.

4.Micro high uncovered for 10 minutes.

5.Add ghee. Mix well. Micro high for 7 minutes.

6.Mix chopped nuts. Serve hot or cold decorated with nuts.

Tip – Use a 10″ round, 5″ deep dish

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