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Couscous Firni

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My husband sometimes get crazy while doing grocery !! He just keep going buying without thinking quantity and sometimes quality . That’s the reason I never let him do the grocery alone !!! Few weeks ago he bought 2 large 27 oz jar of instant couscous !! He saved $2 buying these 2 packs and with a big smile of victory (!!) he told me ” isn’t it a nice deal ??”.. :O Such a fat bargain made in a fluke !!

Few days back , I made firni with this couscous , turned out great . You can do it without any hassle and in no time . I’m calling it firni as the texture is as same as the firni . If you want to know the difference between firni , kheer and payash , please click the link below
https://khadizaskitchen.com/2014/02/21/shahi-firni/

Ingredients:

Part A :

3/4 th cup of instant couscous
3/4 th cup milk
1 tea spoon butter
A tiny pinch of salt

Part B:

3 and 1/2 cup milk
1/4 th cup powder milk
1/2 cup – 3/4 th cup sugar ( according to taste)
3/4 green cardamoms
1 little stick of cinnamon
1 bayleaf
Saffron , soaked in little milk
A tiny pinch of saffron/ zafrani food color ( optional)
Rose water
Chopped nuts ( almond , pistachio) and raisins

Procedure:

Part A:

1. Boil the 3/4 th cup of milk with tiny pinch of salt and butter . Turn off the stove .

2. Add the couscous , mix and cover the lid . After 10 minutes the couscous will absorb the milk . Now fluff it up with a fork . Set it aside.

Part B:

1. Mix powder milk to the regular full fat milk and boil it with the cardamoms , cinnamon and bay leaf . Reduce the milk a bit .

2. Add the couscous and stir until it is well incorporated in the milk without having any lump . Cook a little more , like 10 minutes in a medium low heat, stirring occassioanly .

3. Add the sugar , cook another 5-7 minutes , stirring continuously . At this stage you may add some chopped nuts and raisins . Sprinkle some rose water. Turn off the stove . Don’t thicken the firni too much as it tends to thicken after cooling down .

4. Pour in a serving bowl and garnish with chopped nuts and raisins .

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Dudhkodu/ Dudh lau / Bottole gourd kheer

Dudhkodu/ Dudh lau / Bottole gourd kheer

Dudhkodu/ Dudh lau / Bottole gourd kheer

Bottle gourd Kheer or Dudh kodu is one of my very favorite dessert since childhood . My grandma was super expert in making this dessert . The creamy texture of the kheer and the taste , out of the world!!!!!!!!!!!

Ingredients:

Grated Bottole gourd 2 cups ( try to grate as fine as possible)
Milk, thick , 4 cups ( I took 3 cups of regular milk + 1 cup evaporated milk)
Condensed milk ( Half tin)
Sugar to taste
Mawa/ khoya 1/4 th cup ( I made the mawa with powder milk , will discuss at the notes)
3 cardamom pods , 1 small stick of cinnamon
Ghee 2 tbl spoon
Chopped nuts and raisins
Rose water

Procedure:

1. Steam the grated bottle gourd for couple of minutes . Don’t ever boil . Now squeeze out the extra water as water will release after steaming .

2. Heat 2 tbl spoon ghee in a pan and fry the bottle gourd for a while . Don’t use too much ghee or don’t over fry . It’s just because to get rid of the raw smell of the bottle gourd .

3. Boil the milk with cardamom, cinnamon in a large heavy bottomed pan . Reduce it until little thick . Add the condensed milk and sugar . Stir continuously .

4. Add the bottle gourd .Don’t stop stirring or else the bottom may get burnt . When the milk consistency get thicker add the mawa . Cook another few minutes until creamy . You may add the chopped nuts and raisins at this point .

5. Sprinkle some rose water . Serve in a beautiful bowl . Garnish it with chopped nuts and dried fruits . Doodh kodu tastes better chilled .

Notes:

1. Those who doesn’t have evaporated milk , then thicken the milk with powder milk or you can take more milk and reduce it to thicker milk .

2. I made mawa with powder milk . Just put 1 teaspoon of ghee in 1/4th cup of powder milk and mix . It will look like breadcrumbs.

Zafrani Kheer Patishapta !!!!

Zafrani Kheer Patishapta !!!!

Zafrani Kheer Patishapta !!!!

Patishapta is a thin Swedish pancake or crepe type pitha , very special and adored by the Bengalis!! No special occasion is complete without it … there can be many variation , sometimes prepared coconut with molasses is used for the stuffing , and sometimes the kheer or the kheersha is used . There is savory version of patishapta too . Vegetables, meat or even cooked noodles is used as the stuffing .
My version , is my special, it is saffron flavored kheer with generous amount of dry nuts and raisins . My friend and family love it so much , hope , you will love it too InshaAllah!!!!!

Ingredients :

For the batter:

All purpose flour / maida 1/2 cup ( Half cup)
Rice flour 1/4 th cup ( one-fourth cup)
Semolina/sooji 2 tbl spoon
Liquid milk ( little warm or room temperature) 1 cup + 2 tbl spoon ( 1 cup= 250 ml) or water
Liquid Molasses/ date palm jaggery/ jhola khejur gur 1/4 th cup
salt

For the Stuffing:

Very thick milk 2 cup ( I took 1 and half cup of evaporated milk and half cup of regular liquid milk)
Rice flour 2 level tbl spoon
Sooji 1 tbl spoon
2 cardamoms , 1 small stick of cinnamon
Saffron, soaked in milk
Sugar to taste
Coarsely chopped dried nuts , pista, almond , walnut and raisins

Procedure:

1. Make a thin batter with the ingredients mentioned for batter . The batter should not be too runny or too thick . A little thinner than the medium thickness . The batter should be free-flowing . Cover and keep it aside for at least 1 and half hours . The longer you put the batter to rest , the more perforated pitha or pancake it will be .. 🙂

2. Make the stuffing . Take some of the milk and mix rice flour with it .Boil the rest of the milk with cardamom, cinnamon and sooji . Soak saffron in another small bowl in milk and add it to the milk . I used few drops of food colors too . Add the sugar and the milk mixed with rice flour . Keep stirring , or else the bottom would be burnt . Soon the milk will thicken . Make a hard kheer of it . Cool down and mix the chopped nuts and raisins with it . Don’t chop the nuts finely . Better if you can keep some of them whole so that you can enjoy in every bite .You may sprinkle rose water in the kheer before turning off the stove .

3. Now heat the non stick pan on medium low flame and rub with little oil with a cloth . Take a small ladle and put some batter on the pan . Swirl the pan to cover or coat most of it . Cover the pan . It will take not more than 45 seconds to set.

4. Now put some stuffing or filling lengthwise nearer to the edge , not in the center and keep folding .

Ready !!!!!!!

Notes:

1. Don’t forget to rub the pan with oil , every time you put the batter to make pitha.

2. I don’t want my batter to be too sweet , as the stuffing will be sweet too . Those who like sweetness more may add little sugar to the batter too.

3. You can make the stuffing by cooking evaporated and condensed milk together . Make a thick creamy kheer by doing this and use as your stuffing.

6. Please chop the nuts for stuffing coarsely . Don’t chop the nuts finely . Better if you can keep some of them whole so that you can enjoy in every bite

Khejur Kheer ( Dates Kheer)

Khejur Kheer ( Dates Kheer)

Khejur Kheer ( Dates Kheer)<

Ingredients :

Dates 8/10
Half n Half + regular milk 2 cups ( or you can use only regular milk too)
Raisins(chopped ) less than half tbl spoon
Nuts
Keora or rose water

Procedure:

1. Take out the seeds from the dates and cut them in lengthwise.

2. Bring milk to boil and allow to simmer .

3. Add the dates and raisins . Cook until the milk thickened . Add the nuts of your choice . Sprinkle rose or keora water .

4. Serve chilled !!!

Notes:

Dates and raisins add their own sweetness to the kheer so I didn't add any extra sugar . Depending on how sweet your dates are , you may add a little sugar at the end , if needed . But I believe you won't need any extra sugar to be added ..