Between Adam's Carbohydrate posts and Pim's Around The World In A Bowl Of Rice the craving for carbs and rice dishes continued. So, earlier this afternoon I stopped at World Spice in Seattle and purchased, among other things (also picked up True Cinnamon and Cassia sticks and more Turmeric (I used up all my leftover Turmeric on the Happiness Soup), the most fragrant green cardamon and cardamon seeds to make Kheer for dessert.
Kheer is my absolute favorite Indian dessert. I prefer it every single time to Gulab Jamun. Its my preferred way to end an Indian meal, whether lunch or dinner.
Today. while Googling the Internet for yet another recipe I came upon's Waitrose Illustrated's Kheer recipe. I used it as a base while adjusting the proportions to make enough for a 2-3 servings. This is what I came out with.
2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup Basmati
1/4 teaspoon cardamon seeds
3 tbsp sugar
2 grinds of nutmeg
2 smidgens of Rose Water
I did not have any pistachio or slivered almonds so I skipped this bit but for a quick dessert for one it was just fine. It came out pretty tasty too. So much so I've eaten most of it already. In fact, by the time it ocurred to me to take a picture of it, this was all there was left (see above) ;-)