With the arrival of holidays and special occasions, every other day is an excuse to make something sweet and tempting. Among the many Indian sweets, kheer is one of the most popular desserts to serve your loved ones and is a great dessert recipe to try and relish with your loved ones this Ramadan.
This North Indian version of sweet pudding, made with milk and a handful of pantry ingredients, is simply delicious and comforting. There are several types of kheer in Indian cuisine relished during festivities and family occasions. One such type is mawa kheer, also known as khoya kheer.
Khoya kheer is a delectable combination of milk, sugar, and a plethora of dry fruits and nuts like almonds, makhana(foxnuts), cashews, pistachios, and raisins, but it typically takes ages to prepare. This easy and quick mawa kheer recipe is your saviour when you're short on time and need to whip up something delicious for the taste buds. All you need is condensed milk and a few simple ingredients to get the same great taste in a matter of minutes. Here’s how you can make this easy khoya kheer dessert at home with Nestlé MILKMAID.Show more > Show Less >
Mawa kheer is typically made of almonds, pistachios, cashews, chironji seeds, and raisins, along with a few strands of saffron and cardamom powder. But you can substitute any of your favourite nuts and dry fruits.
Makhana becomes lumpy if they are overcooked or if the milk is reduced too much or is less. To correct this, add more milk to the kheer, cook the mixture on a low flame, and stir continuously to break any lumps with a wired whisk or spatula.
For desserts like khoya kheer, it is best to use a heavy bottom pan. Additionally, while the milk is simmering, continuously stir the kheer mixture over a low flame to prevent the milk from sticking and burning to the bottom.
If your khoya kheer is too thin, you didn't cook it for long enough. Don't worry. Add your kheer mixture to the pan again, and cook on low flame until it thickens. You can also add more condensed milk to your kheer to thicken it further.
Khoya kheer keeps well in the fridge for two to three days. Make sure the kheer is completely cool before putting it in the fridge.