One more recipe for puja or nevedyam ...Kesari kheer, kheer puri is also offered to Hindu deities as a bhog or prasadam.
Kheer is a traditional sweet dish, made by boiling rice with milk and sugar. It is flavoured with cardamoms, raisins, saffron, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or also can be consumed alone.
Kesari rice kheer step by step recipe. rice kheer is one of the most popular kheer recipe made in north india along with seviyan kheer and phirni.
Indian festival or puja is incomplete without rice kheer, any celebration, kheer can be serve after meals as a desert also.
There is another version of rice kheer recipe which i sometimes make with left over rice. The kheer recipe posted here, uses raw rice and not cooked rice.
To make this kheer more flavorful you can add saffron strands and dry fruits of your choice. we always add almonds, cashews and golden raisins along with saffron and cardamom.
2 liters - Milk
1 cup - Long Grain Basmati Rice
16 green Cardamoms (peeled and powdered )
40 strands - Saffron (soaked in 1/4 cup hot milk)
15 tbsp - Sugar (or as per taste)
15 Almonds (sliced)
15 chironji or sunflower seed
15- 20 raisins (washed and soaked )
Step 1. Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 minutes.
Step 2. Drain out the water from the rice and grind it coarsely.
Step 3. Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel.
Step 4. After a boil add the rice and stir continuously. Simmer.
Step 5. Stir at regular intervals so the rice does not stick to the bottom of the vessel.
Step 6. Add the saffron and cardamoms.
Step 7. Boil till the rice is cooked and the milk thickens.
Step 8. Add sugar and cook till the sugar dissolves.
Step 9. Finely slice the almonds and add it to the kheer. Add soaked raisins and
chironji to the kheer cook for 2 more min.
Serve hot or cold.