Friday, January 26, 2018

APPLE KHEER

APPLE KHEER

Recently I got some excellent apples in the department store we usually shop in. You may recall the old saying, " an apple a day keeps the doctor away!" as apples have ever so many health benefits. I was surprised to know from this article in Organic Facts that there are 7500 varieties of apples!!

I made kheer out of the apples. In this recipe the apples are not peeled and we use them with the skin intact. The amount of sugar you use will depend on the sweetness of the apples and your taste.

This recipe is adapted from this YouTube video of Apple Kheer by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Khana Kazhana which is so nicely presented by Anupa in Marathi.





Ingredients:




  • Apples, 2
  • Full Fat Milk, 5 cups or 1 litre
  • Sugar, 1/2 cup or taste
  • Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Almonds, 6
  • Pistachios, 8

Method:

In a thick bottomed pan, bring the milk to a boil then lower the flame and simmer till the milk becomes thick and is reduced in volume
Blanch and slice the almonds and pistachios and keep aside. For blanching, keep the almonds and pistachios in warm water and then remove the skin.
Wash and grate the apples roughly without peeling the skin
In a separate pan, cook the grated apples on medium flame
Add sugar and cook stirring continuously till the sugar melts and the moisture evaporates
(This prevents the milk from curdling in the next step when we add the cooked apples)
To this add some of the reduced milk and cook on medium flame
As the mixture thickens, add the remaining milk and cook till the kheer becomes more thick
Add cardamom powder and the blanched and sliced almonds and pistachios
Mix well, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10- 15 minutes
Once it is cooled, refrigerate the kheer and serve chilled.