Thursday, 12 June 2014

Tastey and Healthy Masala Kheer my 100th post!!

This Masala Kheer is filled with lots of nutritious values because of Nuts and Milk.
Its prepared with Indian vermicelli that is dry roasted / roasted in Ghee to a golden color, slowly simmered in milk and sugar, flavored with aromatic cardamom and garnished with toasted nuts. Simple to prepare, quick, comforting and delicious with a heavenly aroma! Its one of the South Indian Traditional sweets too.

Ingredients for Tasty Masala Kheer :

1/2 cup - Seviya (Vermicelli)
1/4 cup or less than that sugar
1 cup Full cream Milk
3 cup water
4 Green cardamom (powder)
2 tbsp Chiranji
2 tbsp Almonds
2 tbsp Cashios
2 tbsp Pistachios
2 tbsp Raisins

To prepare Tastey Masala Kheer :

1. Dry roast the Seviya (Vermicelli) and boil it in a pan by adding little olive oil, oil does not allow the Seviya (Vermicelli) to stick.
2. Add Desi Ghee/ Clarified butter in the hot pan, and add the nuts and sauté them till slightly colored.
3. In a bowl add Milk and Water then bring it to rolling boil then add boiled Seviya (Vermicelli), sugar and cook for 4 to 5 min.
4. When you see the milk is boiled and the vermicelli is soft. Add the fried nuts and cardamom powder and switch off the heat immediately.
5. Serve it hot or chill both taste great.

Tips / Notes :
  • U can increase or decrease Seviya (Vermicelli), milk, water and sugar quantity as per u'r requirement. U can prepare this Masala Kheer by just adding milk.
  • No need to rost if u use rosted Seviya (Vermicelli). This will fasten the cooking process.
  • U can prepare simple Kheer by omitting Chiranji, Almonds and Pistachios.
  • U can add any dry fruits of your choice including dates. But when u use dates add sugar by considering the sweetness of the dates.
  • U can boil Seviya (Vermicelli) in milk directly to fasten the cooking process.
Health Benefits of Milk :

According to the National Dairy Council, Milk is filled with nine essential nutrients that benefit our health

Calcium: Builds healthy bones and teeth; maintains bone mass
Protein: Serves as a source of energy; builds/repairs muscle tissue
Potassium: Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure
Phosphorus: Helps strengthen bones and generate energy
Vitamin D: Helps maintain bones
Vitamin B12: Maintains healthy red blood cells and nerve tissue
Vitamin A: Maintains the immune system; helps maintain normal vision and skin
Riboflavin (B2): Converts food into energy
Niacin: Metabolizes sugars and fatty acid

Health benefits of Nuts :

Nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium. Nuts are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly mono unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 - the good fats) which have all been shown to lower LDL cholesterol.

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