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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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