Kheer is always a special dessert to me. It bring backs all the fond memories of childhood days. Growing up I slowly reduced the intake of sweets/desserts (reason….unknown) but being a child I always like to gratify myself with sweets. During my childhood days summers are always special to me. As it is the time to complete the exams and plan for a month long vacation. If we are not going on a vacation then my mom makes the best use of the time. She always makes a point to teach new things and fully utilize the time. Ha those days no TV channels also. The only channel the TV tuned in will be Doordarshan and that to with limited hours of telecast. With a simple daily timetable set by mom, we (me and my small sis) never fell bored. My mom use to teach us small crafts, how to make dresses for the dolls, arranging books and clothes in shelf’s, reading books, reciting poems, doing namaz and much more. Evenings are much more special as my mom cooks something new each single day to satisfy the un time hunger which specially pangs during the vacations. Nights are fully alighted with fantasizing stories of prince, princess and whole lot of jungle animals where the end of the story is always leaving a good message. Hmmmm those days are the best days in my life. Carefree, unworried, happy-go-lucky, enthusiastic to learn more and to know each and every thing, wanting to grow up and do this that. Now I feel why I grew up?…What is there in growing? I want to be back to my childhood days… Hmmm I am feeling nostalgic so leaving you here with most beautifully composed song by Jagjit Singh, Yeh daulat bhi le lo….. You can hear the song by clicking here. Now coming to today’s post. My mom makes the best kheer in the world. When I was on a short summer trip to my mom’s place last week, I asked her to make this delectable kheer. For me kheer is simple, rich, thick, creamy, sweet, gratifying, luscious and delicious dessert which I like to indulge at anytime. This kheer is hitting your screens straight from my mom’s kitchen. So what are you waiting for?… just scroll down and get a look of palatable kheer which is simple to make with handy ingredients, less time and less effort.
Kheer – Rich and Creamy Semolina Dessert
- 1/2 lit. Milk
- 1/2 cup Semolina/Bombay Ravva
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp Cardamom powder
- 10-12 Cashew nuts
To a heavy bottom cooking vessel or kadai add ghee and fry cashew nuts till lightly golden and set aside.
In another vessel bring milk to boil and when milk starts to boil lower the flame and add semolina by stirring continuously. Stir for 2-3 minutes. *
Now add cardamom powder and sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes till sugar gets dissolved. Turn off the heat and serve warm or cool garnishing with fried cashew nuts.
* NOTE: As kheer cools down it tends to get thick so keep the consistency runny. Adjust sugar according to the taste.