I love kheer for its simplicity. This particular one only has natural sweetness.
- 50gm Basmati Rice
- 500ml full cream milk
- 2tbsp ghee
- 100 gms dates (if you like it to be sweeter add more)
- Handful of chopped mixed dry fruits (raisins, almonds, pistachios)
- Slivers of almond & pistachio, for garnish
Boil the dates with 1 cup water till is soft & can be easily pureed.
(Remove the seeds if not using seedless dates & puree the date using very little water)
Pick, wash & soak rice for 1 hour. After an hour, drain & keep it aside
In a deep pan, heat some ghee & add the rice.
Stir the rice for a minute or two & add the warm milk.
Lower the flame & add the roughly chopped nuts & raisins, let it simmer till the rice is cooked & the starch is released (approx. 35 mins.)
When it is almost cooked, add the date puree according to the desired level of sweetness.
Remove in serving bowls & garnish with slivers of almond & pistachio & enjoy a guilt free dessert.
Note – You may need more milk depending upon what consistency you are looking for.