As the festivals are just around the corner, first thought that hits the mind is the sweet preparation for the occasion. And, we all know India has a prosperous culture of food/sweets, a good food spread accompanied by rich sweets/ desserts makes the most important part of a spread on any festival. One of the most common and must make meetha is Kheer. It is basically a pudding of rice cooked in full cream milk, seasoned and garnished with dry fruits.But, the cooking ghost inside me always look for the best twist to be given to the traditional sweets. One such beautiful recipe with a twist that can be made easily at home without any fuss is Strawberry Kheer. Isn’t it exciting!! Strawberry Kheer tastes best when chilled. So, what are you waiting for?? Rush to your pantry and put your hands on making this super delicious creamy Strawberry kheer to surprise yourself, your family and friends this season. Let’s go through how to do it ….
Equipment used: KitchenAid Measuring Cups
1 cup, strawberries, chopped
5 cups, full cream milk
1/4 cup, rice, washed and soaked for 15 to 20 mins
2/3 cup, sugar, you may add more if more sweet preferred
2 tsp, cardamom powder
Chopped dry fruits and sliced strawberries for garnish
In a heavy bottom pan, add strawberries, sugar and 1/4th cup of water. Bring it to boil, simmer until it reaches thick sauce consistency. Reserve.
In another heavy deep bottom pan, add 4 cups of milk. Put it on the heat and bring it to a boil.
Once it starts boiling, add rice and mix well. Simmer until it reduces to 3/4th of its original quantity, the rices gets cooked and kheer gets thick.
Add half of the prepared strawberry sauce and cardamom powder. Mix well. Simmer the kheer for another 2 to 3 mins.
Take it off the heat and cool completely.
Refrigerate the kheer until you want to serve.
While serving pour the kheer into serving bowls, top it with the spoonful of remaining strawberry sauce in each serving bowl.
Garnish with few slices of strawberries along with some chopped dry fruits.