Monday, March 29, 2010

Tried and Tasted - Sooji Ki Kheer (Semolina Pudding)

Tried and Tasted is an online event started by Zlamushka which features some amazing bloggers each month. Participants try and taste some of the recipes of the featured blogger. This month the featured blogger is Raaga who blogs at The Singing Chef. She has over 500 incredible recipes!!

So, I had to pick one out of those 500+ recipes. A very tough choice, but I picked something real simple. Not because it was simple, but because I prepare the same recipe slightly differently and wanted to try it her way.

So, Singing Chef, thanks for such a wonderful blog with so many yummy recipes. Here is the original source of the recipe, Rava Payasam. Here is the recipe just with slightly different measurements as I tried them.

Sooji Ki Kheer - सूजी की खीर (Semonila Pudding)

Sooji (Semolina) - 1 cup
Milk - 4 cups
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 2.5 tbsps
Condensed Milk - 1 can
Ilaichi (Cardamon) Powder - 1/4 tsp
Saffron strands - a few
Kaju (Cashew) - 1 tbsp
Kishmish (Golden Raisins) - 1 tbsp

  • Take a wide pan and add 2tbsp ghee and roast sooji in it till a nice aroma comes from it.
  • Now add about 3 cups of water to it, mix well, cover and simmer (on your lowest setting) for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the milk and condensed milk to the cooked semolina and mix well
  • Keep stirring till it starts boiling
  • Then add the saffron and ilaichi powder and cook for few more minute

Serve it hot or cold as one prefers it. Remember that once it is cold, it will tend to thicken. So, always add some milk to it and warm or serve cold. Serve it as a dessert or even as a side dish to eat with poori/paratha. It is surely made as a offering for any festival.

Hope you will make and enjoy this kheer. This goes to Shama's Kheer Festival.

So, till my next post, take care.


Ms.Chitchat said...

Simple and tasty kheer.

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi Priya, I love this kheer, and can actually hog on it.

Padhu Sankar said...

Kheer looks yummy! Pass it on to me

Priya Suresh said...

Such a delectable sooji ki kheer, looks fabulous!!

Kalyani said...

Seems to be simple yet rich.
Priya!Can you please post that recipe for 'Hari mirch ki subji'?.I am really very sorry for pestering you.
But,those plump chillies are gradually doing their vanishing act from the market and I want to try it before the season ends.
Hope you don't mind Priya!.And it's o.k if you are busy.

Unknown said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. It is surely a very easy one and our favorite too when there is no other dessert present.
@ Kalyani, I am so sorry, didn't mean to ignore you. I will surely prepare the mirch sabzi very soon and post it. I have 2 different recipes, so not sure which one you are looking for, but I will try to post both of them soon. Thanks for your patience.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks yummy kheer..

Namitha said...

count me in..never get bored of

Simplyfood said...

This kheer looks so lovely and creamy.My 1st visit here I like your collection of recipes.Following you.

Unknown said...

Thanks Panchpakwan, Gulmohar and :)

Kheers are my favorite too.

Kalyani said...

Thank you Priya!
That subji we had was made of chopped green chillies with just enough gravy (neither dry nor too much gravy).
It was not a typical north Indian gravy made of usual onion, tomato and ginger garlic paste.
It was full of flavours where the taste dominated the spice.I mean to say the spices used were not too over powering.
I think better I stop now and you got the picture....hehehhe...D

Unknown said...

Kalyani, I got the idea. I am going to try to make it today (if possible) as I don't just want to post the recipe but with pictures :)

Cooking Foodie said...

I have never had this kheer but since I like all the ingredients - I am sure I will love it. Is the texture/consistency a little bit like phirni or is it thinner?

And Moussaka is a Greek dish, usually made with lamb. Mine was a veggie version.

Raaga said...

I am so glad you tried this and liked it. This is one of my childhood favourites.

And thank you for your sweet words!


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