Sunday, November 24, 2013

Soya Kheer

The very thought of the Indian dessert is enough to make you have a bowl full of it. It doesn't get better than traditional kheer for anyone with a sweet tooth.


About Kheer:


Kheer is a South Asian rice pudding made by boiling rice or broken wheat with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom,raisinssaffroncashew nutspistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert.
Kheer is prepared in festivals, temples, and all special occasions. The term Kheer (used in North India) is derived from Sanskritwords Ksheeram (which means milk). Other terms like Payasa or Payasam (used in South India) or payesh (used in Bengalregion) are derived from the Sanskrit word Payas which also means "milk". It is prepared using milkrice, ghee, sugar/jaggery,Khoya. Some also add a little bit of heavy cream for a richer taste. It is often garnished using almonds, cashews, raisins and pistachios.
It is an essential dish in many Hindu feasts and celebrations. While the dish is most often made with rice, it can also be made with other ingredients such as vermicelli (seviyanseviyaansayviah, or other spellings).
Rice was known to the Romans, and possibly introduced to Europe as a food crop as early as the 8th or 10th century AD, and so the recipe for the popular English rice pudding is believed by some to be descended from kheer. Similar rice recipes (originally calledpotages) go back to some of the earliest written recipes in English history.


Ingredients:


Soya mini chunks -11/2 cup boiled without salt(3/4 cup raw)
Evaporated milk - 2 cans
Condensed milk - 1/4 cup (optional)
Sugar - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Ghee -2 tbsp
Almonds slithered- 4  tbsp
cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder - 1 tsp
Cornstarch - 3 tbsp mixed with 1/4 cup milk or water

Method:

Rub cardamom and Nutmeg powder on boiled and filtered soya and let it sit for 30 min.
Heat Ghee in a thick bottom non stick pan / ceramic pan and add soya and roast it till Brown color.
Add evaporated milk , condensed milk , sugar, almonds and keep stirring it or it will burn at bottom ....... Once It's all blended add corn starch and mix well them remove in 3 min.... And serve it hot or cold. ....


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