Makhana Ki Kheer
Those indulging in a month long vegetarian affair, can quickly take a look at the recipe of Makhana Ki Kheer and enjoy a delisious desi dessert during the month of Shravan
Ingredients:1. 500 ml Organic milk2. 1 cup Makhana or Fox nuts3. 2-3 Green Cardamom powdered4. 10-12 Almonds, sliced5. 10-12 Cashews, sliced6. Sugar as required7. A pinch of saffron
Method:1. Heat milk first when the milk comes to a boil, add makhana and simmer the milk with occasional stirring on a low to medium flame. 2. After 5 minutes add the sugar, cardamom and pinch of saffron.3. When the kheer is simmering, add the almonds to the hot water and keep aside for 8-10 minutes, drain and peel them. Slice the almonds and chop the cashews. Simmer the milk for a total time of 12-15 minutes on a low to medium flame with occasional stirring.4. If you want you can simmer for some more minutes to get a slightly thick consistency. However keep on stirring often.5. Lastly add almonds and cashews. Switch off the fire.
Garnish with dry fruits, saffron strands and serve the makhana Ki kheer hot or warm or cold.
(Recipe by: Kamlesh RawatExecutive Chef, Grand Sarovar Premiere)