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Showing posts with label Indian pudding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian pudding. Show all posts

December 24, 2020

Carrot and Almond Kheer

There's just a week left of 2020! Who is ready to say Goodbye to this year and say Hello to 2021? 

We are going to take the next 7 days to reflect and think about our goals for next year. This year has been tough on everyone.  Thank you for your continued support. 

Check out this quick and easy kheer made with carrots and almonds. It is gluten-free and not much sugar. 




Ingredients
- 200g (or 7 oz) of carrots
- 1 cup of milk
- 25g or slightly less than 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 6 to 7 cardamom pods, seeded and powdered
- 2 Tbsp Almond flour (or use 7 to 8 almonds, soaked and skin removed)
- 3 drops of Vanilla extract

Instructions
  • Wash and peel the carrots and then slice them into 1/2" thick pieces. Place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 4 minutes. Transfer the cooked carrots into the blender*, add milk, sugar, cardamom powder, almond flour, vanilla extract, and blend into a smoothie consistency.  
  • Pour into a microwaveable bowl and heat it for 2 to 3 minutes depending on your microwave until the kheer (pudding) bubbles up. 


  • Serve hot. 

Quick Tips
- We used the Vitamix blender and blended the ingredients on Smoothie mode; about 90 seconds. 
- For a creamier taste, you can use whole milk or 2 Tbsp of heavy cream. 

June 30, 2019

Instant Tapioca Kheer


"Do you remember
When we fell in love
We were so young and innocent then
Do you remember
How it all began
It just seemed like heaven so why did it end?"

This first verse from the song, Remember the time by Michael Jackson is exactly how I feel when I think about the wonderful taste of kheer (payasam/pudding). It takes me back to my childhood when everything was simple and sweet. 

Back then, I didn't know I had an issue with regular milk. That's why I am so glad that my mom made it for me again after all this time with Lactaid milk. Same great taste. 




Ingredients
- 1/2 cup of mini sabudana (tapioca pearls/balls), soaked in 1 cup of water for 2 to 3 hours. 
- 2-1/2 cups Lactaid milk (regular milk can be used as well)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup plain sugar
- 3 to 4 cardamom pods, seeded and powdered

Procedure
Transfer the soaked Sabudana into a non-stick saucepan, add water and heat on low, stirring intermittently until it starts bubbling and the pearls turn transparent. Add milk and cardamom powder and continue to cook until it thickens somewhat. Now add sugar, mix well for 1 minute and remove from heat. The kheer or pudding may look slightly runny but it will thicken in time. Serve hot.


Quick Tips & Facts
- Milk amount can vary depending upon the desired consistency of the kheer. 
- A cup of sabudana or tapioca pearls has about 1.5 grams of dietary fiber.