May 19, 2009

Dates Kheer


A healthy and delicious kheer with dates. To make a sugar free dessert, you can actually do with out adding sugar too, not to forget the natural sugar in the dates. I have added sugar since I made it when I had guests at home. This is a very easy recipe. Its almost like a dates milkshake transformed into a kheer. And it sure makes a rich dessert. No soaking required if using soft dates.

Ingredients
Dates deseeded - 100 gms/20 nos
Milk - 1 litre
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder -1 tspn
Ghee 1 tblspn
few cashew nuts to garnish

Method
Soak the dates in a cup of hot milk (from the 1 lite) for an hour. Grind to fine paste. If you would like to bite into tiny pieces of dates, you can make a coarse paste. Boil the remaining milk. When it comes to boil, simmer for few minutes in low flame. Stir in the ground dates and simmer till it
blends well. Add sugar and continue cooking till the sugar is well dissolved and kheer thickens. Add cardamom powder and remove from fire. Roast the cashew nuts in ghee and sprinkle on the kheer. You can also roast some finely chopped dates in ghee and add as garnish in addition to nuts. Serve warm or chilled.


I am sending the bowl of kheer to Srivalli's Mithai Mela.









13 comments:

  1. Neve rhad kheer with dates, sounds and looks really good.

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  2. Definitely a healthy kheer!

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  3. wow, This is really very interesting recipe, thanks will definitely try ASAP, first because i love dates, and i have loads of dates, & a very healthy one too....my mouth is relishing it already....

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  4. Kheer with dates...sounds interesting.A healthy one!

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  5. An healthy drink, delicious :)

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  6. This should taste lovely with coconut milk too! Will try out sometime!

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  7. Heathly and a yummy kheer... I love the color and wish I could have them for dessert now!!!

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  8. Wow thats a very healthy kheer...looking yummy..

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  9. nice kheer recipe..i will make this for sure...

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  10. Nice idea of using dates in kheer.....it looks thick and rich. Will give it a try thanks for sharing

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  11. Sounds like a really rich and creamy dessert.

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  12. Looks very healthy and rich...

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  13. Never tried dates payasam..sounds good and healthy..

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