This Ugadi and Gudi padwa, treat your family with a healthy sweet. A little effort and planning from your end, and all of them can enjoy this healthy dessert !
Ingredients for wheat kheer
Whole Wheat 1 cup
Jaggery 1.5 cup
Skimmed milk 1/5 Litre
Freshly grated coconut 1 cup
Rice 2-3 Table spoons
Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
Roasted khus khus (Optional)
Method of preparing wheat kheer
Wash the whole wheat and soak it in very little water (just about soaking the wheat – ½ to 3/4th cup) for 4 hours.
Whip this into a dry grinder, making sure that the each wheat grain is broken approximately into 2 or 3 pieces. Ensure that you do NOT grind the wheat into a coarse powder.
Add the washed rice to this broken wheat mixture.
Soak this mixture (broken wheat and rice) in 2 cups of water for overnight, about 8 – 10 hours.
Cook this mixture with water in a pressure cooker for about 10 – 12 minutes (3- 4 whistles), till the wheat becomes soft.
Add milk to this cooked wheat mixture and let it boil well.
Now add jaggery and coconut to it and let it simmer for 2 minutes. Stir it well.
Cook the entire kheer properly and add cardamom powder & nutmeg powder while cooking. Stir well again.
Garnish it with cashew flakes and roasted khus-khus while serving.
This kheer can be served hot or even enjoyed as cold desert.
Recipe – Courtesy Mrs Swardha Joshi (cooking enthusiast)
HAPPY UGADI/GUDI PADWA!
Photograph via sxc.hu
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