Kheer or pudding is always mouth watering to anyone especially children or any age group people. Generally at home, we make Rice pudding or kheer. But for kheer lovers, today we are help you in making dry fruits or Mewa kheer. You definitely love this kheer in fasting days especially navratras. Let’s prepare this mouth watering kheer.
- Full Cream Milk – 1 litre
- Makhane (Lotus fruit) – 30-40 grams (prefer small lotus fruit balls or crack big one into small pieces)(1-1/2 cup)
- Cashew Nuts – 20-25 (cut into pieces)
- Dried Raisins 10-15 pieces
- Almond – 20-25 (Cut them into small pieces)
- Chironji (charoli) – 1 tbsp
- Sugar – ½ cup (100 grams)
- Cardamom – 5-6 (Peeled and grinded)
- Coconut (fresh or dry for garnishing)
- Walnut (2 pieces for garnishing)
Or you can add or remove any of your favorite dry fruits.
Take any aluminum utensil or non stick utensil with heavy bottom and add whole milk.
Keep it for boiling with low flame.
After the milk has boiled, put lotus fruit and after that all dry fruits (cashew, almonds, raisin etc) in the milk and stir with the stirring spoon and mix well.
Cook the kheer on low flame for half an hour or more, and keep stirring after every 2 to 3 minutes.
You will see that the kheer has become thick.
You can test it by letting the kheer fall from the stirring spoon. Dry fruits (Mewa) and milk should be together and thick.
Now add sugar (try to use less sugar) to the kheer and let it cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. The kheer is ready now. Turn off the burner.
Mix grinded cardamom in the kheer and garnish with coconut and walnut with a stirring spoon.
You can serve this dry fruit pudding either hot or cold.