Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dhan ki Kheer from Sikkim

BM # 72
Week 1, Day 1
Theme; Milk based Desserts

We begin with week 2 and this week I have chosen to cook Milk based Desserts. For the very first day I have a Kheer. I am very fond of Kheers and love to try different varieties of it. The traditional Kheer is a rice pudding, but broken wheat, vermecilli , sago also can be used to prepare these kheers. Thinking on different levels, fruits or Indian sweets too could be incorporated in these kheers. Nuts , raisins, cardamons are an important part of these.

Today I have made Dhan Ki Kheer. This Kheer is from Sikkim.while we were there on our holiday, the hotel chef gave me some unique recipes. After getting back I made a complete spread and this Kheer is a part of that spread.

Dhan is the local rice of this state. This rice is short grained and slightly plump. ( somehow I missed out on clicking the pic ). The rice is boiled in the milk and then cooked. At the time of boiling cardamon should be added to enhance the flavor. Sugar is added as per taste and towards the end. Nuts and raisins are optional.

Dhan ki Kheer

500 ml milk
2 tbsp Dhan
Sugar to taste
1/4tsp cardamon powder
Nuts and raisins

Place milk to boil.
Wash the Dhan just a few times to remove the impurities.
Add to the milk and let cook.
Cook till the rice is done.
Add cardamon powder and sugar.
This rice might get a little tough to cook, in that case just add more milk and adjust the consistency.
Serve garnished with nuts.
The Kheer can be served hot or cold.

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  1. I am sure it must have tasted very good Vaishali..exploring new cuisines is always so much fun!

  2. The kheer looks so creamy! I love milk sweet and kheer is my favorite

  3. Simple yet delicious and creamy kheer..

  4. This is such a quintessentially Indian dish - every part of India makes this in one form or the other. Nice choice for this theme.

  5. This kheer looks so delicious. You surely give us so many new dishes from various cuisines..

  6. So many varieties n names with milk. N rice in a kheer form.. next time do share the rice variety pic if possible

  7. Delicious looking kheer. It is so wonderful that all states have their version of the kheer!

  8. The kheer looks very delicious Vaishali and lovely click

  9. Interesting ingredient, Vaishali. Where ever we go, rice pudding seems to be included in some form or the other.

  10. Excellent, dhan ki kheer looks super delicious, am curious to see that dhan rice.

  11. i love all kind of puddings - looks yum

  12. The kheer is so creamy and amazing and with the flavor of the locally grown rice it should have tasted wonderful.

  13. Creamy and delicious looking kheer Vaishali.

  14. Very inviting kheer... love creamy look