Delicious Khajur and Rice Kheer Recipe: A Perfect Blend of Sweetness and Nutty Goodness
Are you searching for a delightful dessert that's not only delicious but also healthy? Look no further than the exquisite Khajur and Rice Kheer, a traditional Indian dessert that perfectly combines the richness of dates with the creaminess of rice pudding. This indulgent treat offers a unique blend of flavours that will leave your taste buds craving for more. In this blog, we'll guide you through the easy and tantalizing recipe for making this sumptuous Khajur and Rice Kheer, bringing a touch of sweetness to your dining table only with Omara Dates.
The Magic of Khajur
Before we dive into the recipe, let's take a moment to appreciate the star ingredient - Khajur. These delightful gems are natural sweeteners that come with a plethora of health benefits. Unlike refined sugar, Khajur is rich in essential nutrients, including iron, potassium, magnesium, and fiber. They provide an instant energy boost and aid in digestion, making them a healthier alternative to sugar in our kheer recipe.
To prepare the Delicious Khajur and Rice Kheer, gather the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of Basmati rice
- 1 cup of pitted Khajur (Omara Dates), finely chopped
- 4 cups of full-fat milk
- 1/2 cup of condensed milk
- 1/4 cup of mixed dry fruits (almonds, pistachios, and cashews), finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- A pinch of saffron strands (soaked in warm milk)
- 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter)
- 1/4 cup of water
- Edible rose petals for garnish (optional)
- Wash the Basmati rice thoroughly and soak it in water for approximately 30 minutes. Drain the water after soaking.
- In a heavy-bottomed pot, add ghee and heat it over medium flame. Once the ghee melts and becomes aromatic, add the soaked rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the grains are lightly toasted.
- Pour 4 cups of full-fat milk into the pot with the rice. Bring it to a gentle boil while stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
- Lower the flame to a simmer and continue cooking the rice in milk until it becomes soft and the mixture thickens. This process may take around 25-30 minutes, keep stirring occasionally.
- As the rice and milk blend into a creamy consistency, add the finely chopped Khajur(Omara Dates) and continue stirring.
- Stir in the condensed milk to add a touch of sweetness to the kheer. Adjust the quantity based on your preference.
- Now, add the cardamom powder and saffron-infused milk to the kheer, enhancing its aroma and colour.
- Toss in the finely chopped mixed dry fruits, reserving some for garnishing.
- Let the Khajur and Rice Kheer simmer for another 5 minutes, allowing all the flavours to meld together.
Once your Khajur and Rice Kheer reaches the desired consistency, turn off the flame and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve it warm in individual bowls, garnished with a sprinkle of chopped dry fruits and edible rose petals for an elegant touch.