BM # 69
Week 4, Day 2
Theme : Fruit based Recipes
Yes I am going to post one more kheer with fruit, since I have chosen to cook fruit based recipes for this week.
Today it is Apple kheer. The kheer always reminds me of Rekha the film star who makes this Apple Kheer in one of her movies, I forget the name but it was a beautiful comedy film of yester years.
I am no fan of apples and making a kheer with it was something I was not sure if I would like, but all the same I wanted to try it. The Apple Kheer had fascinated me and was at the back of my mind since years. It had to be made.
Strangely I was surprised that the Apple Kheer had a very very delicious flavor. It was like a gourmet dessert . I simply loved it and was glad that I finally made this kheer.
21/2 cups milk
1 medium sized apple
1/4 cup sugar or to taste
1/4 tsp Cardamon powder
Boil the milk and after the first boil simmer the gas. Stir at regular intervals, cook till milk is reduced to half.
Wash, peel and grate the apples.
Add sugar to the apples and cook till sugar is dissolved and there is no more moisture.
Add the cooked apples to the reduced milk , add cardamon powder and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Remove from fire and add chopped pecans.
Garnish with sliced apples and pecans.
Serve hot or cold.
I love the apple pecan combination so I used pecans but you can use raisins, almonds, cashews and pistachios too. The choice of nuts is very personal.