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Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

Kheer comes from the word 'Ksheer ' in Sanskrit which means milk. This rice pudding is a result of slow cooking and requires some patience. It can be served warm in winter and cold in summer. I have seen and tried recipes that make it with nutmeg or saffron. While the basic recipe remains the same, spice will dominate the flavor of this dish. Ingredients4 cups whole milk1⁄4 cup uncooked white basmati rice1⁄2 teaspoon ground cardamom1⁄4 cup chopped unsalted cashews1⁄4 cup green/ golden raisins1⁄2 cup granulated cane sugar1 Tablespoon rose waterA pinch of salt Instructions In a medium THICK BOTTOMED saucepan over medium heat, heat milk and rice. Once the mixture has come to a boil, reduce heat to simmer...

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Vermicelli Pudding (Ksheer Kurma)

'Ksheer' in the Sanskrit language is 'milk' and 'Kurma' in Persian is dates. The last Mogul Emperor of India (Bahadur Shah Zafar) used to love this dish. His son had him killed and before he got executed, he requested for this dish being made for him. The dark color of Medjool dates in a sea of milk provides a wonderful contrast in this sweet dish! Ingredients: 2 cups whole milk 1 Tablespoon ghee OR clarified butter 1/2 cup vermicelli pasta 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup cane sugar 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands 1/2 cup pitted, chopped Medjool dates 1/2 cup black raisins   Instructions: Bring whole milk to a boil. Set aside. In a medium saucepan...

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Besan ladoo

Just a couple of days ago was Janmashtami (Lord Krishna's birthday), so I decided to make this sweet and offer him. I remember that a few years ago, I was in Vrindavan and Mathura, places where Lord Krishna was born and grew up, and I was not able to see the temple then, as the doors were shut in the afternoon. That trip is still due...hopefully some day in the near future I will go back...Ingredients4 cups chick pea flour, sifted1.25 cups warm ghee2 cups granulated sugar1 teaspoon cardamom powder15 cashewnuts, roughly choppedInstructionsIn a wide saute pan, heat ghee over medium heat. Add chick pea flour and saute for about 20 - 25 minutes on medium low heat, stirring constantly....

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