Thursday, December 11, 2008

Zaafrani Kheer

Eid ul Adha Mubarak to all my readers!
I know I am almost a week late, but better late than never,right?
It was a really busy eid!I could not write a post even to wish eid mubarak..I am sooo sorry!
CHAOTIC is the only word that best describes how my eid was!

The dessert of the day was zaafraani kheer,a kheer with the flavour of saffron.Saffron just changes the flavour and the aroma of the normal kheer...a pinch of it is more than enough!
Aromatic Basmati rice is cooked in milk and saffron till soft and mushy and then mixed with sugar,fried in ghee along with nuts...
You can either pulse the rice before hand,to reduce the cooking time, or you can directly cook the rice in milk..

1) Rice 100gms
2) Milk 1 litre
3) Sugar 1/2 cup
4) Condensed milk 3 tbsp
5) Saffron 1 pinch
6) Nuts a handful chopped
7) Ghee 3 tbsp

--Was and soak the rice,drain water!
--In a saucepan,put ric and milk,when it starts boiling put saffron and let it cook till rice is soft and mushy,keep stirring in between,scraping from the bottom!
--When the rice turns mushy using the back of the spoon,press the rice grains to the walls of the saucepan and mash.
--Add Sugar and condensed milk and mix well,turn off the flame!
--In another saucepan heat ghee,when it is warm add the chopped nuts,when it turns brown,put the cooked rice, mix well,if the consistancy(it gets thick when it turns cold) is too thick add some milk to it,simmer for 5 minutes,turn off the flame.

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Yasmeen said...

Aisa kya chaotic hogaya? Why apologize,certainly its the busiest time of the year for we celebrate just 2 big festivals.
The kheer looks shaandaar in that snazzy bowl:)
Better late than never is the big eid hug for you:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Assalamvalekum and Edi Mubarak dear. It is simple yet delightful recipe. I never tried this out till now. Bookmarked for my anniversary.

mona said...

Syeda, Belated Eid Mubarak to you too! The kheer looks wonderful mashallah. Looking forward to some Qurbabi special dishes here on your blog inshallah, Takecare!

Anjum said...

Asak syeda...eid mubaraak to u sweetie!!!...mashallah zabardast kheer hain...aur would love to know kya special bana eid par n usss ki baad ki chuttion main...write back

Malar Gandhi said...

Belated Id Mubharak dear, My net got cudnt visit u on time......sorry dude. Btn always liked ur dessert treat....saffron kheer looks great to me, bet it tasted wonderful.

Anjum said...

salam syeda,bohat acha laga ki u tried my chicken 65recipe...its my husbands fav...thansk also for trying gosh ka achaar...ur ras malai is book marked but we friends are hardly finding time to make any meetha...hope to make it this week

yasmeen said...

Syeda,kahaan hain aap?long time no posts?

mummyjaan said...

Cool, Syeda! Delighted to see your blog thriving and your colourful, flowery new template.

How would the flavour be if I skipped the ghee?

Anjum said...

asak syeda..hope ur doing good..boaht din se koi post nahi aya aap ka...reply karo yaar

syeda said...

thanx yasmeen,Anjm for asking abot me, I am fine jst lil busy.