Apr 15, 2010

Nuts and dry fruits kheer recipes - easy dessert recipes

       It was chitra visu yesterday and I hope you all had a great time . I had a busy but wonderful day though I did not cook an elaborate lunch like that of the previous year. We followed the usual ritual of seeing the vishukani the first thing in the morning and later had a simple lunch consisting of variety rice and a payasam.
          I thought of making a payasam with nuts and dryfruits , something diferent from the usual ones .I used raisins and dates which I had at home, but you can use nuts and  other dryfruits.
         The almond /badam feast of MTR imparts a nice rich flavour to the payasam and I use this in almost all of my payasam recipes.
     It was delicious, thats all I can say about the payasam.
nuts and dry fruits kheer

Milk- 1litre
Almonds- 15 -20 or 1/2 cup
Cashews- 15-20 or 1/2 cup
Raisins- 1/2 cup
Dates- 4-5 deseeded and chopped into tiny bits
Sugar- 1 cup( can reduce if you add dates and other dryfruits)
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Mtr badam mix- 1tbsp (optional)
Ghee- 1tbsp

Notes- you can use other nuts like pistachios etc.

Soak almonds  in hot water  for around 30 minutes. Drain the water.
Remove the skin from the almonds. Grind the cashews and almonds to a coarse paste.
Heat ghee in a pan. Add the nuts and dry fruits. Fry for 3-4 minutes. 
Boil the milk. Add sugar and keep stirring.Add the nuts paste and other dryfruits and cardamom powder and mtr badam mix if using. Keep stirring till the milk thickens well.
      Serve warm or chilled.

See other payasam /kheer recipes here.
Different payasams/kheer varieties
doodhi kheer
Semiya payasam
Kadalaparappu payasam 
Sabudana kheer
Carrot payasam
Pal payasam 
Sweet potato payasam 
Orange basundi 
Rava payasam 
Nuts/dry fruits kheer 
Banana payasam 
Arisi pal payasam 
Brown rice payasam 
Aval/poha payasam (with sugar) 
Pal payasam in pressure cooker

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