318. samo/moriyo kheer
this tastes good when it is hot
Mangoes have disappeared for now and the pawpaws available are not nice. So I was wondering what fruit to add to the humble banana to make a nice yummy fruit salad. Nothing much was available besides apples and grapes. I had no choice but to make nice hot kheer for hubby dear as he too fasted for Janamashtami yesterday. We both like sabudana kheer nice and cold and I had forgotten to make it the previous day. Very early in the morning I remembered having samo kheer as prasadam on Ekadashi day from the Juhu ISKCON temple. Hot kheer with just a touch of cardamom and lots of cashew nuts. So I made samo or moriyo kheer and its the simplest kheer I have ever prepared. Quick, easy and delicious. A bit of the kheer was left over and in the evening I added fresh fruits to it to make it into a filling meal. Yummy…. can’t wait for Ekadashi which is just round the corner to make the kheer again with loads of fresh fruit.
4 cups of full fat milk
½ cup samo/moriyo
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup chopped nuts (cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios etc)
1 to 2 tbsp raisins or a dry fruit of your choice
½ tsp cardamom powder (elachi)
- Wash the samo just like rice and keep it on the side till required.
- Put the milk in a non stick pan over medium heat.
- When it begins to boil, add the samo.
- Keep stirring occasionally and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes or till the samo is cooked.
- Add the chopped nuts, raisins, sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and serve.
- Instead of sugar you can use any artificial sweetener.
- Add more nuts and dry fruits if you like.
- Can be served chilled.
- Add chopped fresh fruits to the cold kheer.
- Puree dates and dry figs and add to the kheer.
- Use low fat milk if you like.
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