Orange Kheer ( Komola Kheer )

Orange Kheer ( Komola Kheer )

When I saw this video on you tube , first thing I did was ignore the video and move to next one and after few minutes , I got back to video just to kill my curiosity as who can ever make kheer with oranges…..Saw the recipe and was a bit shocked as the kheer took oranges to the another level plus came to know that it is a famous Bengali dish and is called Komola kheer …..Decided to pin the recipe to make over the weekend , same night mom told me that supermarkets are selling oranges at good discount and that’s when I remembered this recipe and first thing in the morning was to peel the oranges and get the segments ready and next step was to reduce the milk to half … I felt really sad when Rasha came and said Mom , your making a dish which I can’t taste ( She gets headache with smell of oranges and saffron ) This kheer was ready in no time but I had to cool it properly before adding oranges and it was worth the wait ….

I called my niece Rida for taking pics of this kheer and requested her to taste it and she totally forgot about the pic and started polishing it plus said that it was the most refreshing kheer she has ever tasted….Haseeb came for a second helping which amazed me as he doesn’t eat dessert plus dad and mom too enjoyed it , learnt a new lesson , never go by the name of the dish ,try it then form your opinion about the recipe

Ingredients

  • Full Cream milk – 1 litre
  • Sugar (adjust the sugar based on how sweet your oranges are) – 1/4cup or more if required
  • cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oranges segments – 1 1/2 cup
  • saffron – 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped Almonds or Pistachio nuts chopped for garnishing

Directions

  1. Heat the milk and bring it to a rolling boil over a medium flame, in a heavy bottomed wide rimmed pot.
  2. Reduce the flame to low and thicken the milk till it coats the back of a spoon or until the milk changes it’s colour to a nice cream colour, stirring in between to prevent the milk from sticking to the bottom of the vessel.
  3. This should take about 20 minutes , once milk reduces to a little less than half the original quantity. Add the sugar, cardamom powder and saffron powder, lower the flame and cook for 5 minutes more.
  4. Cool to room temperature and then add the orange segments. Chill for at least 3 to 4 hours and serve garnished with chopped pistachio and Almond nuts

Note : If you have less time then you can boil the milk for 5 minutes and add milkmaid instead of sugar or add evaporated milk along with sugar

I took 35 minutes to make this kheer

Happy cooking

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