Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Black Jaggery Kheer


 This is just like regular rice kheer or rice pudding, instead of normal sugar I have used Black Jaggery .  Jaggery  is an unrefined cane sugar. Jaggery is considered to retain it's mineral values than the refined sugar. It does not involve any chemical agents when processing. It's also known to treat throat infections.
  So Jaggery is considered as a healthier option to use for your sweets than your normal white sugar. For more information about jaggery click here.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time:
Pressure cooker: 20 minutes
In normal pan: about 1 hour

Ingredients:
Raw rice- 1/2 cup
Whole milk or coconut milk- 2 cups
Jaggery- 3/4 cup( adjust according to your taste)
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Ghee- 1/2 tbsp
Cashew and raisins- about 10 to sprinkle on top
Method:
Using Pressure Cooker:
Powder the rice coarsely in a blender. Add the powdered rice and milk in a pressure cooker, cook up to 4 to 5 whistles. Add the jaggery in a pan and heat in low heat until the jaggery is completely melted. Add the cooked rice mixture to the melted jaggery and mix well in medium to low heat until it gets well incorporated.
Heat ghee in another pan, add the cashew and raisins, when it turns golden brown, add it to the kheer along with the cardamom powder and mix well.
Serve warm or cold.

In normal pan:
Use a heavy based pan if you are using a normal pan. Add the rice and milk, keep stirring in medium to low heat. Cover the pan, keep it in low heat and cook until the rice gets completely cooked and mashed up. Keep an eye so that the milk doesn't overflow.
Then melt the jaggery with 1 tbsp of water until it gets completely melted. Add the cooked rice mixture to the melted jaggery and mix well in medium to low heat until it gets well incorporated.
Heat ghee in another pan, add the cashew and raisins, when it turns golden brown, add it to the kheer along with the cardamom powder and mix well.
Serve warm or cold.

This recipe goes to Celebrate Sweets- Kheer hosted by me started by Nivedita and Complete My Thali- Sweets hosted by Authentic Vegetarian Recipes started by Joy Of Cooking




27 comments:

Kurinji said...

yummy....

An Open Book said...

abs delicious

Faith said...

Jaggery seems to do the trick to stay healthy and ban sugar away!:) Thanks for the great info. Great dish. I love puddings!

Happy Cook said...

It is ages ago i have had Kheer with jaggery. I love them, but mypassion for them has not rubbed to my hubby and daughter.

Srimathi said...

Looks very delicious. I love the whole effect that you bring to the kheer.

Pushpa said...

Delicious Vellam Kheer,lovely

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Cooking Blog Indexer said...

delicious..never tried it before..

Biny Anoop said...

wow,dats really yummy.....my mother make this on important occassions...she uses pacha ari and also some dry ginger powdered to it with crushed cumin seeds.
i love it....especially cold....
thx dear for the recipe....the picture is come out perfect....
Thx.
Biny

G.Pavani said...

kheer looks delicious..

Raina said...

Wonderful dish. It looks delicious. Thank you for the information about jaggery:)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Indulging :)

Rachana said...

Delicious kheer!

suneetha said...

yummy kheer..

NIDHYA said...

Delectable kheer

Aaha Oho

aipi said...

Must have been very flavorful,looks delicious.

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Shalini said...

black jaggery kheer is very new to me. looks delicious:)

Amritha Kalyani said...

yummmm.. drooling here. love it..

Coral said...

looks delicious....

Nitha said...

delicious one..

Jaleela Kamal said...

yummy kheer

Pari said...

Jaggery is any day healthy and in south India the payasams are largely made using the jaggery. I love both the flavours, sugar and jaggery, the colour b'coz of jaggery looks great.
FOODELICIOUS

Priya said...

Thick kheer looks absolutely fabulous..

Kurinji said...

Hi, there is a award waiting for you in my blog.

http://kurinjikathambam.blogspot.com/2010/11/lovely-blog-award-and-diwali-wish.html

Happy Diwali!!!

Prathima Rao said...

Too delicious...Love ur clicks..

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..loved the recipe..looks so delicious..

kothiyavunu.com said...

Kheer looks absolutely delicious dear..loved it.

Tamanna said...

i love jaggery kheer, especially the ones made from dates, yum!

your kheer looks creamy good

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