Sunday, December 22, 2013

dates and rice khajur kheer recipe for babies

Try to budge an Indian to the kheer with rice and dates and see how their eyes light up! This wonderful dessert in fact presents a mix of sweetness and aromas that makes it one of the most loved puddings in the Indian subcontinent. For its successful preparation it is necessary to find optimal spices of high quality, especially the cardamom must be fresh. They also say that dates are good for the heart because it increases good cholesterol.

 Khajoor Kheer Recipe

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 20 mins ♥ Total Time: 50 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings


1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup milk
2 tsp sugar
1 cup water
1 cup almonds, cashew
1 cup dates
1 tsp cardamom powder
2 tsp clarified butter
Pinch of saffron, nutmeg
Salt to taste

Recipe Method:

Soak the almonds, cashew for a couple of hours and grind to a smooth paste along with dates and a cup of warm water.

Wash the rice thoroughly, drain and let the wet rice stand for a couple of hours.

Bring the water to a boil in a pan and pour the rice in. Let it boil for a couple of minutes, then turn the heat to medium and let the rice cook well till most of the water evaporates.

Add the milk, sugar, salt, almond paste, cardamom, saffron, nutmeg and butter. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and let it simmer until the kheer starts to thicken.

Turn off the heat and let the kheer soak and thicken for a while.

Garnish with golden cashews and pista and serve hot or cold.