Kesariya Badaam Kheer

BM # 71
Week 4, Day 3
Theme; Pick an Ingredient and make three courses

For the last day under the ingredient 'Rice' I have a dessert. Dessert is the perfect finale to a meal, and I made this Kesariya Badaam Kheer which is very exotic , rich and delicious. I have always loved kheers and have posted a number of them recently. Infact I shall compile them and make a page so it gets easy to access them . The badaam Kheer is made with rice and some ground almonds. The Kheer is really creamy and saffron makes it aromatic and exotic.

Kesariya Badaam Kheer
500 ml milk
1/4 cup rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
1/2 cup soaked almonds
Sugar to taste
Cardamon powder

Place the milk to boil.
Add the washed soaked rice.
Let cook till the rice is done.
Peel the almonds and grind half of them.
Chop the rest and keep.
Once the rice is cooked add the almond paste.
Add chopped almonds, sugar ,saffron and cardamon and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
Transfer into a serving bowl.
Make a paste of saffron in a mortar pestle and garnish the badaam Kheer.

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