By Dr. Anju Sodhi (BAMS, ND)
During this hot season, sweet foods can be our friend-in moderation.
Kheer provides an easy-to-digest dessert that is not too sweet but can ameliorate the symptoms of pitta.
Be advised that honey is a great sweetener but it is not to be cooked.
There are several options to make this dessert listed below.
Makes 4 servings
2.5 cups coconut milk (from the can)
2 tablespoons organic raw sugar
2 cups water
½ cup basmati white rice
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cardamom
¼ cup raisins (optional)
½ teaspoon rose water (optional)
Chopped pistachios for garnish (optional)
Sliced almonds for garnish (optional)
Bring the coconut milk, water, and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan.
Add Basmati rice, cinnamon, and cardamom.
Simmer over low heat until the mixture thickens and the rice is tender about 25-30 minutes.
Add raisins and rose water, and simmer for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Portion pudding in serving dishes.
Garnish with nuts.
Can be enjoyed warm or cooled.
For a dash more sweetness, stir in honey after cooking.
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