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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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Carrot Pudding

Today is a snowy day in Washington, DC, and I am working from home. I woke up early this morning, and I made Carrot Pudding. Carrots taste better in winter, and hence I always try to make this recipe as much as I can in winter.   Carrot Pudding   Ingredients 3 Tablespoons ghee 4 cups grated carrots 2 cups whole milk 2/3 cup white granulated sugar 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 roasted cashew nuts, each split into two 1/2 teaspoon ground green cardamom   Instructions In a 3 qt sauce pan over medium heat, melt ghee. Add carrots and mix well so that ghee gets coated on all carrots. Cook for 10 minutes, stir every minute. Meanwhile, in a microwavable...

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Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding is called Payasam.   For Payasam:1) You make it with Poha, which is a beaten flat rice2) You make it with fresh coconut milk3) You make it with jaggeryIngredients1 cup poha OR 1/2 cup white basmati rice1/4 cup ghee1/2 cup chopped roughly cashew nuts, unsalted preferably1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds1 cup jaggery, preferably South Indian jaggery, OR molasses4 cups light coconut milk1 cup water1 teaspoon cardamom powderInstructionsSoak rice or poha in 1/2 cup water for about an hour.Heat ghee and when the ghee is hot (in a medium size sauce pan over medium heat), add poha/ rice and saute for 3-4 minutes.Add water, coconut milk and jaggery, make sure that jaggery is chopped so its...

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