Shahi Kheer Recipe

While preparing for traditional Sunday lunches at home, we often spend a lot of time thinking about what to make for the dessert, because I feel it is one of the key elements of a meal. This Sunday since we were preparing a typical North Indian Thali with Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani and Kadhai Paneer, I thought of making Kheer for the dessert.

This recipe was passed on to me by my mother, its simple and yummy!

The Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Rice- Washed
  • 5 Cups Full Cream Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tea Spoon Cardamom Powder
  • A Pinch of Saffron Dissolved In Milk
  • Chopped Almonds and Cashews


I used Zantye’s Almonds and Cashews because some of the ingredients that enhance the taste of a dish are very important and thus I believe in using only quality products. Zantye’s has been my favorite ever since I stepped my foot in Goa 10 years ago. Back then I used to parcel them for Delhi and now since Goa is home, I simply cannot do without these. From desserts to my chicken recipes and kebabs, I use Zantyes products quite extensively in my cooking.

Method:

  • Boil the rice and milk in a deep pan.
  • Simmer over a low flame, stirring occasionally till the rice is cooked and the milk becomes thick.
  • Add sugar when done, and stir lightly till it gets dissolved
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron dissolved in milk.
  • Transfer into a serving dish and garnish with almonds and cashews. I prefer my almonds and cashews raw, if you want you can either soak them in water for sometime and then use or even toast them lightly in a pan.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

Easter Recipes by Plaza Premium Lounge

Recipe Courtesy – Ankit Mangla, Executive Chef, Plaza Premium Lounge India

 

Pineapple Upside down Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

Pineapple Slices, drained- 1 tin chopped

Refined Flour- 250 gm

Sugar- 250 gm

Butter- 250 gm

Baking Powder- 5 gm

Salt- a pinch

Eggs- 5 no.

Vanilla Essence- 2 drops

 

METHOD

  1. Heat the oven upto 180 degree celsius and grease the muffin moulds
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cream sugar and butter at a slow speed with an electric mixer
  3. Add the eggs and mix it for another 2 minutes
  4. Add refined flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla essence to the mixture
  5. Put in the pineapples at the bottom of the moulds and top them with the batter
  6. Bake the mixture for 20 minutes or until the toothpick inserts in the center comes out clean
  7. Serve warm

Cinnamon Roll

INGREDIENTS

Refined Flour- 250 gm

Sugar- 15 gm

Yeast- 5 gm

Gluten- 2.5 gm

Bread Improver- 1 gm

Water- 150 gm

Butter- 15 gm

Cinnamon Powder- 5 gm

Butter- 150 gm

METHOD

  1. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, gluten, bread improver & butter.     Mix them at slow speed
  2. Add water and knead softly for smooth dough
  3. Refrigerate it for 24 hours
  4. Take it out & rest it for 15 minutes, then roll and laminate it with butter 3 times each side, dusting with flour in each layer for a smooth dough
  5. Again refrigerate it for 30minutes
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and shape them into rolls
  7. Rest them for 30 minutes at room temperature
  8. Prepare a spray mix of sugar and milk
  9. Spray the liquid before baking at 200 Celsius for 17 minutes
  10. Serve warm

Recipe-Duo of Vegetable Dumpling with Lemon Honey Dip

Who doesn’t love enjoying dumplings, so here is a beautiful recipe shared by Chef Anirudh Nautiyal from the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, so don’t just enjoy dumplings, but make them yourself and then enjoy to the fullest

Ingredients and Measures

Carrot 10 gms
Beans 10 gms
Broccoli 20 gms
Cabbage 10 gms
Spinach 50 gms
Tofu 20 gms
Salt 5 gms
Sesame oil 05 ml
Garlic 02 gms
Light soy sauce 02 ml
Ginger 05 gms
Lemon 02 ml
Honey 10 gms
Spring onion 05 gms
Whole wheat flour 100 gms

METHOD

  1. Make dim sum dough by kneading whole wheat flour with water, add little salt to it and keep it covered.
  2. Now make a mixture of vegetables with ginger, garlic and light soy sauce
  3. In the other mixture, add spinach, pok choy and tofu…let the mixture cool down
  4. Now sheet the dough and make dim sum and keep it covered. Apply little oil to the tray so that the dim sum doesn’t stick
  5. Steam the dim sum and serve hot with lemon honey dip
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