What's Cooking

October 01, 2009

What's cooking today is precisely why my trainer Greg is likely wrong - I'll never ever lose the last 10 pounds. I mean, I have to taste test if the recipes are going to be perfect!

Today I'm making Kheer. Diwali - the Hindu New Year - and festival of lights is around the corner and it only seems appropriate to retest my ability to make this sweet rice porridge that is a mainstay of most Indian households.

I started the process months ago by referring to a VERY popular Crock Pot cookbook that has decent recipes in it but the three or four Indian ones - in my opinion - are totally off base. I'm not going to name the book because I just don't think that would be fair without speaking with the authors about why they went a certain way with their recipe choices. But, in their recipe they call for a CP Kheer with evaporated milk. I never grew up eating Kheer like this. It was always incredibly simple: milk, rice, cardamom, sugar, golden raisins, and ground almonds and pistachios for garnish. The mix was boiled over the stove for hours to get consistency just right. Charu - thanks for taking me back to basics with your suggestions on rice/milk porportions.

I just made a batch that's incredible with whole milk. I'm making one side-by-side with Agave nectar instead of white sugar...tomorrow I'll try 2 percent milk and skim.

Needless to say - I have more Kheer than I need. If anyone wants to try some...add your comment to this post. It'll be ready for you tomorrow!



Anupy Singla
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4 Comments

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

October 02, 2009

Hi. To try, just email me info about you on anupysingla@indianasapplepie.com and we can set up a drop off or pick up! -Anupy

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

October 02, 2009

Hi Jared. Absolutely! I have so much and would like everyone to try it fresh. I'm here after 5. Just let me know what time.

lemoneater
lemoneater

October 02, 2009

I'd love to try it!

Jared
Jared

October 02, 2009

Any chance we can do a pick up tonight?

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