11 March 2008

Kheer, Indian rice pudding

Kheer, Indian rice pudding, the rose bud

I have recently became accustomed to Bollywood movies! They rock!!! I love them!!!
So, when my friend Sara (my Bollywood movies pusher) proposed a Bollywood night, well, I jumped in with great pleasure!!! :)
And I proposed to bring an old favourite of my husband: the Indian rice pudding.
It's a really soothing dessert, fairly simple, but worthy to the best tables, as my friend Sara is! :)
I will never stop to thank her for her Thanksgiving turkey!!!
And as she always scold me that I should write recipes, because, at the end "you have a food blog and that's what you should do!" (and she's right, I know, but it's SO boring writing recipes!!!), here's the recipe! :)

1,2 l milk
75 g basmati rice, rinsed
100 g sugar
150 g raisins, golden and Corinth
1 piece of cinnamon
6 cardamom
2 teaspoon rosewater
Flaked almond and rose bud to adorn

Bring the milk to boil. Add the rinsed rice and stir with a wooden spoon for 10 minutes, then leave it to cook for at least one hour, stirring occasionally, on a very low fire.
Add sugar, raisins, cinnamon and cardamom and cook for another hour, stirring frequently.
At the end of the cooking time, it should look like a cream.
Far from the fire add rose water, stir and transfer everything in a serving bowl. Cover with the flaked almond, adorn with the rose buds and let it cool.
Enjoy it in front a nice bollywood movie!

Kheer, Indian rice pudding