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Serves - 4
What you’ll need
- Almonds – ¾ cup
- Milk – 3 ½ cup
- Sugar – ¾ cup
- Saffron 6 to 7 strands
- Take the almonds in a vessel. Add water to immerse them well.
- Heat this till the water starts boiling. Remove and set aside.
- Cool completely and remove the skin of the almonds
- Grind the almonds with about ¼ to ½ cup of water into a smooth paste.
- Boil the milk in a vessel. Once it starts boiling, let it keep simmering. Stir once in awhile to avoid burning.
- Take a ladle full of warm milk and soak the saffron strands in it.
- Simultaneously, heat a Kadai, add the ground almonds paste, add about a tbsp or 2 of water mix well and stir well on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep stirring else the almond paste may get burnt.
- Now add the boiled milk and stir well without any lumps. Cook on low to medium flame stirring once in a while.
- Once the mixture starts boiling, reduce heat to low and add the sugar mix well.
- Simmer for another 5 minutes. Stir once in a while.
- Finally add the saffron milk and mix. Remove from heat.
Serve warm or chilled.
You can soak a few extra almonds and use them to garnish the kheer by chopping them and adding it add the end.
You could also add some cardamom powder, but personally like only the taste of almonds and the fragrance of saffron.
You can add a pinch of yellow food color.