Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Walnut and Almond Kheer with Sheermal

I love to have kheer not only as a dessert but also simply slurp it up any time, that too if it's badam kheer. It just keeps going for me. I was planning to make walnut kheer, since I was short of walnuts, I mixed both walnuts and almonds.
I'm always a big fan of paal poori or Milk poori's. This sheermal and kheer is something very similar to that. Sheermal is a flat bread made with saffron flavours traditionally made in Iran, Pakistan and also in North of India. You can also make this bread similar to naan shapes and serve with kebabs or a bit small size to serve with kheer.


Walnut and Almond Kheer


Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
Walnuts- 50 g/ 2 oz
Almond- 75 g/ 3 oz
Brown or white sugar- 100 g/ 4 oz
Milk- 1/2 litre
Saffron- 1/2 tsp soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Method:
There are two methods in which you can do this kheer, either you can remove the almonds skin or just leave it . I prefer it with the skin.
Prepare the nuts:
Soak the almonds and walnuts in warm milk( just enough to immerse the nuts)  for 1 hour and grind it along with the milk.
If you prefer without skin, after soaking, boil them twice. Let it cool down for a while, then remove the skin.
Prepare the kheer:
Mix the ground mixture with milk, saffron and sugar. Bring to boil in a pan in medium to low heat. Keep stirring without burning at the bottom. Heat it and mix it up until it reaches a thick consistency. Finally sprinkle with cardamom powder.
Serve warm or cold. You can serve it by itself or with sheermal.

This recipe goes to Celebrate Sweets- Kheer hosted by me started by Nivedita.


Sheermal


Recipe adapted from Fauzia's Pakistani Recipes

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes+ rising time- 1 hour
Makes 20 mini sheermal

Ingredients:
Plain flour- 100 g/ 4 oz
Wholemeal flour- 100 g/ 4 oz
Sugar- 50 g/ 2 oz
Butter- 30 g/ 1 oz/ 1 tbsp
Warm milk- 75 ml / 3 oz
Dried yeast- 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Saffron- 1/2 tsp soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk
Raisins / Sultanas - about 20
Method:
Prepare the dough: 
Mix the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the melted butter and then add the milk little by little to make a smooth elastic dough. Place the dough in a clean, oiled bowl. Cover with a cling film and allow it to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Make the Sheermal:
Take the raised dough, punch the air back. Divide the dough into two equal rounds. Roll it out into a rectangle, cut it out into mini squares out of it. Prick with a fork in each square.
Preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius. Brush the Sheermals with saffron milk, press a sultana in the middle and bake it in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Take it out from the oven, allow it cool down in the cooling rack.
Serve the sheermals with kheer.

This recipe goes to Bookmarked recipes by Priya and Aipi, Champa's Bake- off event, Yeastspotting.








44 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, that sure was a visual treat:)Sounds tasty and never tried the combo of kheer with sheermal,a sure try soon. Bookmarked!!!

Sweet Artichoke said...

waow, both look absolutely delicious and they go so well together! A yummy treat!

Kurinji said...

Superb...

harini-jaya said...

The kheer is an all time fav at home but this bread is new to me..love to try it out! some gr8 clicks yet again!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Kheer and sheermal looks yummy

Angie's Recipes said...

Sounds very nutty and healthy! Would make a great breakfast for me.

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Sooo delicious !! excellent recipes and mouth watering pics !!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

சூப்பராயிருக்கு...

BangaloreBaker said...

Picture is awesome. I love kheer too. I had never heard of Sheermal. Thanks for the entry.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

Such a delicious kheer dear...Love it...:)

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy dear

An Open Book said...

looks gorgeous

Vijiskitchen said...

kheer is looks like yummy and heatthy drink.

www.vijisvegkitchen.blogspot.com

Dimah said...

This looks great! Beautiful photos!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow both luks so delicious...Wounderful pics...

Akila said...

superb kheer and love the sheermal...
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Pari said...

Hi. I have tasted the sheermal once and would love to try it. Looks great.Visit whenever time permits.
FOODELICIOUS

Satya said...

kheer n sheermai looks wonderful dear ..love both the dishes very much

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Shalini said...

beautifully presented n delicious looking kheer n sheermal:)

Reshmi said...

woww...good comboo i love it n bookmarked the page...excellent dish!!!

Pavithra said...

Wow that looks gorgeous and ur clicks are making me drool like anything/

Priya Sreeram said...

loved the recipe for sheermal and the kheer is mouthwatering! Rock on ayeesha!

aipi said...

Walnut and almond kheer sounds n looks very delicious..very well presented.I had sheermal once at my friend's place and totally loved it..will definitely try it!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmarked event.

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Fajeeda said...

that looks so delicious ayeesha........yummy kheer and sheermal.......

Prathima Rao said...

I love kheer too & can eat it 24/7!!! Gorgeous clicks..

PriyaVaasu said...

Yummy Kheer and delicious sheermal!!!! A Filling Combo!!!!

G.Pavani said...

both of them looks really awesome..bookmarked it..

Suja Sugathan said...

Sounds a great combo,loved both the recipes...wonderful treat

Divya Vikram said...

Dessert looks divine and delicious..

Priya said...

Nuts kheer and sheermal looks absolutely inviting, feel like finish both rite now..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Oh they just look divine Umm!

Amritha Kalyani said...

woowww.. ur kheer is fantastic. love it.. sheermal looks perfect.. loved both. bookmarking this. thanks for sharing..

Krishnaveni said...

classy click, wonderful recipes, great

Biny Anoop said...

great recipe and perfect presentation.....realllyyy yummmy.new to me but i bet its tasty.
Biny.

Amritha Kalyani said...

An award for you at http://eatvegetarianbehealthy.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-at-time.html

Priya (elaichii) said...

Very well explained and looks so delicious!

Fathima said...

Kheer and Sheermal looks so great! How I wish I could have tasted those!

shifa firoz said...

kheer and sheermal what a lovely combo!!! love it :) and the pic itself is very tempting!

NIDHYA said...

Luscious kheer and cute sheermals. what a lovely visual treat!

Aaha Oho

Yummy Team said...

Superb pictures, Ayesha..Both the recipes look absolutely delicious!!

Peanutts said...

yumm, that kheer looks delicious!

Nandini said...

Both are yummy!

Suhaina said...

never heard about sheernal before.. its so good to know new things dear,... u are great in introducing new stuffs to bloggers like us out here... wonderfully done.. love it.. the kheer looks so yummy.

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