Kheer – Using Condensed Milk


Kheer using Condensed milk – serves 4-6

Ingredients:

¼ cup rice (preferably Basmati rice – don’t use the sticky rice)

2 teaspoon clarified butter – ghee (get in Indian grocery isle)

1 can 15 oz fat free sweetened condensed milk

3 ½ cup milk (preferably whole milk)

1 tablespoon Sugar – to adjust taste

1 teaspoon of elaichi powder (cardamom powder) – Optional

2 tablespoon mix of sliced almond (or other dried fruits such as sliced walnuts, sliced cashewnuts, pistachios etc. of your choice) – Optional

Method:

  1. Wash and soak rice in water – about ½ inch above rice- for 20 minutes. Drain the rice.
  2. Heat clarified butter in a non-stick sauce pan, once it melts add the rice and stir well to coat and cook for 2 minutes stirring continously.

TIP: Many recipes skip this step but it is very important as it gives the aroma to the rice and ultimately adds to the richness of the recipe

3.  Add 3 1/2 cups of milk to the rice and bring the milk to a boil on medium heat. Turn to medium-low heat- cover and cook, stirring very frequently to avoid sticking to the bottom and over-cooking. Cook until about 3/4 to 1 cup of milk is reduced. This should take about 15-20 minutes.

TIP: Depending on the actual heat supplied to the milk mixture and the type of grains the cooking time for rice may vary – anywhere between 17 to 40 minutes!.

 Do not let the milk burn or stick to the bottom of the pan otherwise the burnt smell of milk will spoil the entire batch.

4.  Then add condensed milk and stir well. Cook for another 4-5 minutes on medium-low heat.

5 .  Check the sweetness – if more sugar is required then add 1/2 tablespoon at a time.

6.   Add the cardamom powder and stir well.

7.   Garnish with the sliced almond

8.   Serve Warm in winter and Chilled in Summer!!!!!

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