Rice pudding ( kesari kheer for Lord Ganesha )

A very happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my reader….May the blessings of  Lord Ganesha always be upon you….

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival celebrated by Hindus, all over the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha…We  also decided to celebrate it with friends and have pooja and dinner together…Since it was a potluck, I chose to make rice pudding ( kesari kheer )…..When after my marriage, I made this pudding, I always got confused with the amount of rice required for the given amount of milk…My pudding used to be either very thin or sometimes I had to add another liter of milk to make it edible….By practicing and making it a lot of times now, I’ve got the exact measurements……The end result is a very creamy and delicious pudding, with the crunch from the dry fruits….Do give this recipe a try…

All you need is ( serve 6-8 people )

  • Full Cream Milk- 6 cups
  • Rice-14 cup ( long grain or Basmati )
  • Saffron strands- a pinch
  • Sugar- 14 cup
  • Coconut flakes-12 cup
  • Green cardamom-5-6 ( crushed )
  • Almonds and cashew nuts ( chopped )
  • Pistachios for garnishing

Method of preparation

Soak rice in water for 5-6 hours
In a heavy bottom pan , add milk
When the milk comes to a boil, add rice and saffron strands
Add coconut flakes and cardamom
Simmer the gas and cook for an hour stirring in between
When the rice is nicely cooked and mushy mushy, add sugar
Add almonds and cashews
Garnish with pistachios and saffron



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