Kheer and the sweet dish season is back. We have officially entered the festive season in India. An array of festivities lined up in the upcoming months and they come to the halt with the year ending. Samavat Rice Kheer is one of the old school puddings that make a perfect dessert for the festive feasts. Simple, no fuss making process and the conventional creamy texture are the highlights of this gluten-free pudding.
The only twist we have introduced in the Sama Rice Kher Recipe is adding a layer of fruits before serving. We love our puddings and custards chilled. Winter season as well is no exception to this rule. And the combination of chilled, thick and rich kheer layered with sweet and ripe mangoes, is definitely a gratifying experience for the food senses. If you thinking where to get mangoes in the month of October, then take a look around surprisingly it is still available. At least, it is still here in Delhi.
This year since the beginning we have rarely shared dessert recipes on the blog. The reason is controlled sugar consumption in the house. But the upcoming festive celebrations will definitely make an exception to the rule. There comes a time in life where you have to ask yourself the most important question: am I fit enough to take an insane amount of sugar and carbs every day? And to me, the answer was no. Gradually, we are changing our routine food habits and that is definitely reflective on our recipe collection. We are mainly sticking to local, seasonal produce.
Slurping up heart stews and simple curries. Once in a while, we satiate the sweet cravings with something simple such as Sama Chawal Ki Kheer. We owe big time to our readers, for readily accepting and appreciating the new voice of the blog. Our taste buds also, slowly getting accustomed to such clean and humble flavors. For the festive season, we have planned few undemanding, wholesome but of course delicious recipes. Stay tuned with us!!
Learn how to make Samavat Rice Kheer in few simple steps:
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- 1/4 cup barnyard millet samvat/sama rice
- 500 ml full cream milk
- 4 to 5 tbsp sugar or to taste
- 1 tsp green cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp saffron strands
- 1 Cup chopped ripe mango
- 1/4 Cup pomegranate pearls
- 1 tbsp sliced pistachio and almonds
- Clean and soak rice in water for 1 - 2 hours. Drain the water from soaked rice and set aside.
- Gently crush the saffron strands and soak them in 2 tbsp of warm milk.
- In a heavy bottom saucepan ( buy it here ) add milk. Bring it to a gentle boil on a medium heat.
- Add the sama rice, cardamom powder and stir to combine.
- Cover the pan with a lid, turn the heat to low and let the pudding simmer.
- Simmer the kheer till the rice gets cooked. Keep stirring at regular intervals.
- Once the rice gets cooked, add sugar and saffron strands. Stir to mix.
- Cook for a minute so that sugar is nicely dissolved.
- Samavat Kheer has a thick and creamy consistency. Turn off the heat.
- You can serve it either warm or allow to cool down at room temperature.
- Once the kheer coold down, get it chilled in the fridge for 1 - 2 hours.
- Garnish with chopped mango, pomegranate pearls and sliced nuts. Serve immediately.
Recommended Equipment: Saucepan with a lid ( buy it here )