Chilled Almond pudding
Kheer is one of the favorite desserts
in India. Kheer is usually made out of milk and sugar along with nuts,
rice, semolina and even vegetables sometimes, like in Carrot Kheer. This
particular recipe of the Badaam Kheer is a simple version of the
traditional kheer. It is a very satisfying dessert after a very
flavorful meal. Enjoy.
- 1 cup Condensed sweetened milk
- 2 cups 2 % or Whole Milk
- 1 cup Almond powder
- 2 tablespoons Golden raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder
- A pinch of Saffron
- Sugar as needed
Add the condensed sweetened milk,
milk, and almond powder in a pot and cook on medium heat for 15 to 18
minutes, stirring constantly. Add the cardamom powder, saffron and
raisins. Add sugar if needed for your desired sweetness. Cook further,
stirring constantly till a medium thick and creamy consistency is
reached. Chill for 4 to 5 hours. Garnish with sliced almonds. Serve
- You can also
use the fat free version of the condensed milk.
- Remember to
adjust the sweetness since any desert tends to decrease in sweetness
when it is cold.
is a flavorful spice that is brilliant orange in color. It is the dried
stigmas or strands of the "saffron crocus" flower. It is a
favorite amongst gourmet cooks and is used in many Indian desserts,
biryanis', pulaos' and meat dishes or curries. Saffron gives the recipe
a rich golden color and a rich aromatic flavor. It must be used
sparingly or else the dish gets a bitter flavor. It is now available in
most grocery stores in the spice asile.