Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Watermelon Kheer


Hello friends from today it’s going to be seasonal food theme in our BM group. Still yesterday night I was so confused to prepare dishes under this theme. Here officially spring is started but still feels like winter, in some place’s its already summer. Hope you might got why I am so confused. Finally today morning decided to stick with summer foods, even though few of my other seasonal foods are ready to post, I changed my mind.

Today its going to be watermelon kheer, one of the co blogger who’s running Magic Mingle Challenge each month announced watermelon and rice combination this month. I came across this combination of rice and watermelon  in a TV show (but not this recipe), I was wondering how it will taste? Now this announcement made me to try this wonderful recipe, I had tough time to find watermelon here couple days before only I found in store bought one and tried this.

 

Ingredients:

 
Basmati rice
¼ cup
Water
¾ cup
Watermelon juice
1 ½ cup
Coconut milk
3 Tbsp
Milk (optional)
¼ cup
Condensed milk
3 Tbsp
Cardamom powder
¼ tsp
Cashew nut
1 Tbsp
Ghee
1 tsp
 
 
 

 

Directions:

  1. Cut the watermelon, remove the seeds and dice into cubes. Now blend the cubes in a mixe or blender and strain the juice. Soak rice for 10 – 20 minutes.
  2. In heavy bottomed sauce pan, boil water and ½ cup of watermelon juice. When it starts to boil add rice and cook until it’s done.
  3. Reduce the heat and add condensed milk and coconut milk allow it to cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Finally add the remaining watermelon juice and cardamom powder turn off the stove don’t allow for boiling.
  5. Heat ghee in another pan and roast the cashew nut and add to the kheer.
  6. Serve it warm or cold.
 

Note:
  • I didn’t add milk if you need you can add when you are adding watermelon juice at the end.
  • Instead of coconut milk you can also substitute milk.
  • If you are sweet toothed add more sugar or condensed milk.
  • This ratio yields 2 servings.
 
 
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14 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Such a creamy and delicious watermelon kheer, can have a huge bowl of this droolworthy kheer rite now.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Very nice..Just saw a cantaloupe rice pudding and this sounds good too.

Pallavi Purani said...

Hey.. do we soak the rice in the juice or plain water?

Pallavi Purani said...

Hey.. do we soak the rice in the juice or plain water?

Srivalli said...

Another innovative dish..very nicely thought!

Preeti Garg said...

Kheer with melon what a interesting twist.

Manju said...

Pallavi just soak in plain water.

Archana Potdar said...

Beautiful kheer. Just saw cantaloupe kheer and this one .

nayana said...

Lovely kheer , looks very delicious...

The Pumpkin Farm said...

unimaginable, very beautiful and creamy texture

Pavani N said...

What an interesting kheer. Such an innovative idea

Rajani S said...

Watermelon definitely marks the begining of summer here and a kheer is an innovative idea to pair it with rice!

Suchi Sm said...

Its an inovative idea of cooking watermelon....

Suma Gandlur said...

This thought came to me as well but couldn't guess how the flavor would affect the kheer and dropped the idea. Love the presentation.