Friday, April 10, 2015

Rava/Semolina Kheer


Okay - it is like this with this sweet dessert - kheer is payasam and payasam is kheer. Thats about all I know, though I have seen as well as have read about various types of such a similar Indian dessert. But really, it does not matter because kheer is a must have delight during auspicious festivals. All the more, since next week is the "Hindu New Year", most of us will no doubt prefer a home touch vegetarian meal which presumably must include kheer (Peas And Sago Payasam). Lemme now get to the recipe - rava/semolina and sago are the core ingredients and kheer is absolutely looked forward to at the end of the meal, eaten alongside vadai and papadam.



Ingredients
1 cup rava/semolina
1/2 cup sago
1 cup thick coconut milk
Sugar - as needed
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp cashew nuts
2 tbsp raisins
A pinch of saffron strands/or use yellow colouring
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder/or replace with cardamom powder
Water as needed

Method
Soak sago for 1 hour. In between change the water and rinse (rinse gently to avoid breaking sago).
Then, simmer with enough water and add sago.
Stir and cook sago till translucent.
Drain, rinse under running water and keep aside.
Meanwhile simmer 2 cups of water.
When heated through, add rava.
Keep stirring so that rava does not lump up together.
Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
Pour coconut milk, add sago, saffron strands and scent with nutmeg powder.
Heat through and keep aside.
Quickly fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee.
Tip in kheer and stir.
Note: Adjust ingredient as per taste.
Dilute kheer with more water and coconut milk if you like.
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17 comments:

  1. Yum! I love sago! This must be really refreshing.

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  2. never heard of sooji kher, looks delishiois
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  3. Wow......so delicious kheer..... Pass me that glass.... :)

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  4. Nice kheer!!!i have never tried rava kheer with coconut milk and sago but after seeing your lovely recipe I want to try it soon!!

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  5. Yummy spread, i am drooling here :)

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  6. Looks so delicious and like you say, makes a very good closing for a vegetarian meal. I like the vada too!

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  7. looks so delicious...feel like having it right now...i too loved the vadas..yummy

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  8. Anything made with rava is my favorite..have u used the roasted or unroasted one?

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  9. looks so gorgeous..this kheer is new to me.. but loved it though!!

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  10. Ideal for a festive season. Love your kheer & vada. Yummyyy...

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  11. Such an amazing kheer... I love the flavors... got to try!

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  12. Vow this is so simple to make and yum,.... combination of semolina n sago is what i did nt know :)

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  13. My Mom used to make rava kheer with regular milk, but i like the addition of coconut milk here :) Love those vadas too

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  14. Rice vada looks mouth watering, I have never tried semolina kheer.

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  15. Perfect desert with coconut milk and cashew nuts my favorite ingredients.

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  16. This looks awesome n taste too will

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