As I've mentioned many times before,she doesn't have any special favorites as such.Whatever we like,becomes special to her too.There would be days where she cooked as many as 4 curries and stir fries and sometimes,it wouldn't be her favorite at all.She'll take some rice,curd and pickle and rejoice in the wonderful meal and we'll not spare that too,demanding a taste from that!
I prepared this simple but delicious Dates Kheer today for her.It is mildly sweet,with no sugar added and a perfect after meal dessert.
Recipe minimally adapted from Mahanandi,Original recipe from Sukham Ayu
Dates - 10-12,chopped fine(I used Lion Seedless Dates)
Almonds - 10-12,powdered fine
Milk - 2 1/2 cups
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp(freshly crushed)
In a thick bottomed kadai add ghee and saute dates and almond powder for 2-3 minutes.
Mix in the milk and let it boil,simmer now for 5-10 minutes or till the milk reduces and becomes thickish.
Add cardamom powder and serve hot or let it come to room temperature,chill and serve.
I pureed the kheer at this stage and served with chopped almonds on top.
- The kheer is mildly sweet so if you are looking for a sweet dessert,mix in some sugar,jaggery or honey while the milk boils.
- The original recipe calls for Nutmeg which I didn't add.I feel Cinnamon would go well too.
- You could puree the dates along with almonds and then cook it with milk.