Ingredients50 gms cashew nuts
25 gms pistachio
25 gms dried figs (anjeer)
2 pinches saffron
250 ml whole milk
50 gms granular sugar (OR sugar substitute like Equal as per taste)
Cut the fig roundels into four quarters and keep aside. Powder the sugar, cashew nuts, cardamom and pistachio and 1 pinch of saffron in a grinder. Now in a saucepan mix the powder with the cold milk so that it becomes homogenous. Add the second pinch of saffaron and the quartered figs and boil it. Reduce it to the consistency you like. Here they like it a bit slurpy.
My first offering is to Ganapati Bappa. This kheer was created during one of the festivals when we ran out of ideas for a new Naivedya.
Made this again on 8th Oct 2010 with date, dried figs, cashews, pistachios, almonds soaked everything in a glass of milk and sugar. Blended together and served in the bowl. Sprinkled some pumkin seeds over it.