Dry fruits’ kheer is one of those desserts which you can have in breakfast. After only three or four spoons of kheer tummy will be full but you will keep on craving for more. So have one full bowl of kheer in morning breakfast and satisfy your taste buds. If your kids have sweet tooth, it is ideal and delicious breakfast for them. Dry fruits kheer can be prepared during fasting also. Every year I prepare this kheer as prasad during Janamashtami and Shivratri festivals.
Low fat milk 1 litre
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup ( less or more,depending on individual’s taste)
Mix of dry fruits: 1/2 cup
cashew, dry dates, almonds, makhana(fox nut) , chiroji, kishmish (raisins) , magaz (musk melon seeds)
(can take makhana little more in quantity than other nuts because they help in getting milk thicker)
Except magaz, chiroji and kishmish, chop other dry fruits in medium size pieces. Soak dry dates in water for half an hour and then chop.
Cardamom powder for garnish
Grated dry coconut for garnish
Pista (grated) for garnish
In a thick bottomed vessel boil milk.
The moment milk starts boiling, add all dry fruits and turn the heat on sim. Keep on stirring for the next 10 minutes – until dry fruits start boiling along with the milk.
Keep the flame on sim and in between keep on stirring and scraping the sides of the vessel. The process of thickening milk takes time, so don’t loose patience. Slowly, the process of thickening, milk will start and you will notice that from white milk is turning to pale yellow.
Now add sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Consistency of kheer is again thin because of sugar, so let it boil for 5/10 minutes more or until it becomes thick again. Switch off gas. Add cardamom powder, grated coconut powder and pista for garnishing.
Let it cool down completely, and if you like can keep in the fridge for two hours and then relish it.