Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ganpati Bappa la Ratalyachi Kheer

Naivedya Today:
Ratalyachi Kheer, Avacado chutney, Kakdichi Koshimbir, Jeera Aloo, Bhaat, Sambar, Kerala Paratha, papad and Kobi Bhajji.



गणपती बाप्पा मोरया !!!

On the Ganesh Chaturthi day I was planning the naivedya I was in a kind of dilemma not knowing what to make. There was little piece of Sweet potato and Dad had requested for Ratalyachi Kheer a couple of days ago. I was in no mood for the modak making session. Alok seemed quite upset on the phone when he heard I was not making any. He pined yesterday too he said in this season modak is a must! He says it as he is like my kid bro.

In spite of going through an emotional upheaval I made this complete thali. To feel festive one must be in the right mind set. My neighbors too missed the 21 modaks that I usually offer to the Ganapati in their home since last 2 years.

Hope atleast Ganapati Bappa understands. I know he does as he is the one who gives strength and assures "This too shall pass".

Dad devoured the Ratalyachi Kheer at lunch and dinner too.

You will need:

Ingredients

1 cup boiled mashed sweet potato/ Ratala
1/4 cup jaggery
2 cups milk
1 fistful pistachio
1 teaspoon cardamom

In a saucepan add about 2 tablespoons of water and put it on medium heat. Crush the jaggery and add it to the saucepan. Let the jaggery melt. Then add the boiled mashed sweet potato. Mix well. Then goes in the milk. Let is boil but keep watching so that it does not spill over.

Meanwhile grind the pista in a dry grinder to coarse powder. Add the powdered pista into the saucepan. Stir with a spoon so there are no balls formed. Boil the kheer till it thickens a bit. Remove from heat and add the cardamom. Cover and let it stand for 10 mins before serving just to allow the flavors to blend in.

This Ratalyachi Kheer is wonderful both hot and chilled. It is the slurpy heart warming sweetness.

5 comments:

  1. hi anjali nice kheer,it looking yummy

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  2. EVERYTHIN LOOKS YUM,..HAPPY GAMESHA CHATURTHI.//

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  3. Hey, that platter looks pretty scrumptuous! Nice work
    happy ganesh chaturthi.

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  4. i never knew you could make ratalyachi kheer too. i havent experimented with avocado yet, but am apprehensive too.

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  5. I like the kheer! It is not something I have tasted but it promises to taste good:)

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