Kheer is an Indian delicacy that is made in most of the homes in Indian, with or without any occasion. It is delicious, full of wholesome goodness and can be had either cold or warm. There are several ways to cook a kheer using different substitutes for rice but whichever way you choose to make a kheer, a kheer without mewa or dry fruits is incomplete. Kheer is a popular dish during Navratri. It is easy and quick to make and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Mewa kheer during Navratri is often made with sabudana or special navratri rice. The cooking time is about 30-45 minutes, and you can prepare in large quantities and store it for later in the fridge. It can be stored for a week’s time in the fridge. If you are fasting during navratris then you must definitely make this delicious mewa kheer to stay energized during the celebration. Dry fruits add to flavor and taste of kheer. Moreover, it is made from whole milk so you will enjoy goodness of protein and healthy fats found in it. Here is the recipe to make delicious dry fruitkheer.
- 1 kg Milk
- ½ cup almonds finely chopped
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup cashews finely chopped
- Brown sugar- 1 cup
- Sabudana – 100 grams
- Soak sabudana in water for some time and in the meanwhile put milk in a saucepan and put it over the flame.
- After 10 minutes put the soaked sabudana into the saucepan and let it heat.
- When you find milk is about to boil, add brown sugar in it and stir until it is fully dissolved.
- Keep stirring the kheer so that it doesn’t get burnt.
- Add raising in the kheer and stir for another 10 minutes until the mixture come to boil.
- Let it simmer at low heat for 10-15 minutes. The quantity of kheer will also start to decrease as the mixture reduces.
- Turn the stove off and let the kheer cool. Use chopped nuts to garnish before serving.
Note: In this recipe, you can also replace sabudana with rice. Make sure that rice is cooked before you put it in the milk. Follow the rest of the steps as it is.