Nariyal Ki Kheer (नारियल की खीर )

The Indian platter is always incomplete without a dessert. Be it any festival , a birthday party or any other function , desserts bring that 'concluding smile' on each foodie's face . Even the portrait of the  'Maa' in our Indian movies cannot be complete  until and unless she says 'Beta maine tumhare liye Gajar ka Halwa / Kheer banayi hai' :-))))) Jokes apart..Kheer(खीर) is an integral part of every festival or pooja . There may be a lot of variations as far as the ingredients are concerned. But the one which was an instant hit at my home during a party  ,was the नारियल की खीर which i had actually made as an experiment. This quick recipe gets the rich taste of  Coconut and thus makes it popular among people who have a sweet tooth . Take a look at the recipe:

  • 1 Tender Coconut (पानी वाला नारियल)
  • 1 Ltr. Milk
  • 1 small spoon Ghee
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Dry Fruits ( Cashews , Raisins , Almonds ,Charoli)
  • 1 2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon edible green food colour
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 4-5 

  • Grate the coconut . Pour ghee in a pan and roast till the coconut turns light brown. Keep it aside.
  • In a thick bottom pan , boil milk and then add the roasted coconut to it.
  • Keep the flame medium and stir it continuously to avoid sticking at the base.
  • Let it boil for 7-8 minutes. Add sugar and let it simmer till the sugar dissolves completely. You can boil it further to get the desirable thickness.
  • Now add chopped dry fruits and green colour.
  • Turn off the gas and add cardamom powder .
  • Mix well. Let the ingredients blend well .
  • Garnish it with almonds and serve hot.

Chandana Mungre Kashid
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