April 5, 2011

Quick Sweet Rice Pudding - Blogging Marathon - Day 2

                            
Like most in my family, my kid has a strong weakness for sweets - pedas, barfis, kheer and the like :) And I generally like to avoid deep fried sweets (like Gulab Jamoon / Jalebi) and opt for rice-based (kheer / payasam etc) or flour -based (barfis / pedas etc) instead, which helps me cut down any excess fat not only for the kid, but also other elders in the family. And its a total no-no at my house to mix two desserts - for eg Hot Indian Desserts like Jalebi with cold stuff like Ice cream/ cold rabdi . The untold damage on such indulgences, especially on a long term basis is totally unwarranted and is also against the basic principles of Ayurveda (note point no. 9 here) 

Coming to the 2nd day of Blogging Marathon : Well it has been interesting to read about other posts and also wonderful to recieve comments for Day 1 from foodie bloggers from across the globe : A great way to make new friends ! Thanks to all those who visited my blog, and special thanks to Srivalli for kindly allowing me to participate :)

Today I shall post Quick Sweet Rice Pudding that will have your kid licking his/ her fingers long after its devoured. Super quick and easy to make, this contains almost zero ghee / fat that you need to add extra and is assembled from home made ingredients. My kid loves this for the texture that it imparts along with the crunch of the nuts that go in ! This is best served chilled for those summery afternoons!

Preparation time : 10 mins; Chilling time : 10 mins ; Cooking time :10 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients
  • Cooked rice - 1 cup
  • Condensed Milk -  4 - 5 tbsp
  • Milk  - 1/3 cup
  • Water - 4 - 5 tbsp
  • Kesar / Saffron - a few strands
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Mixed nuts - 1 or 2 tbsp
Method

1) Mash up the rice really well, and add milk and water and stir continuously on a slow flame
2) Once it comes to a pudding consistency, add the saffron strands and condensed milk and stir till really thick. Take care not to burn the dish.
3) Roast the nuts in ghee and add to this mixture.
4) Pour into individual bowls.
5) Serve chilled.

Tips:

1) You may serve this with added chopped fruits -just ensure you add them after you take the mixture off the fire and stir them well before chilling (Recommended fruits - apples, pear, pomegranate, banana, cherries etc.)

For all those who are keen to see what my fellow marathon runners are upto, check out the following links:

Diabetes Diet/Management: Srivalli, Champa, Harini, PJ
Kid Friendly Recipes: Me, Shylaja, Veena  
Seven Days of Soup:Usha, Sowmya
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Suresh 
Seven days of Cakes:  Anusha

13 comments:

  1. OOOh!!!!!!!this is so so so delicious!!!!!!!!1

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  2. love the deep yellow colour of the dessert...kids will love it..

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  3. Wow recipe looks so tasty and delicious.I love your collection of recipes in your blog.I am happy to follow you.I like to invite you to visit my blog.
    cheers

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  4. Pudding looks soooooo irresistible...yummm!

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  5. Looks very inviting Kalyani.

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  6. looks delicious and happy follow u dear...

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  7. mouthwatering bowls of kheer!!

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  8. This is so easy to make, unlike the regular rice kheer which takes a lot of time. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. This is a delicious and kid friendly recipe. Love it

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  10. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments.

    @Anusha,Rani, - nice to meet you via BM :) and happy to follow u !

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hi there ! Thanks for stopping by. Would love to hear what you thought of this post.. your support is invaluable for this blog..

Cheers
Kalyani

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