Am running my third week of blogging marathon with Indian sweets as theme, hope you guys would have enjoyed many curries and kid's delight colourful foods for the past two weeks of blogging marathon, stay tuned friends this week its gonna be a sweet week..Yep i will be posting many delicious and fantastic sweet dishes during this whole week...Needless to say that am enjoying this blogging marathon and chitchatting with my other blogger buddies who runs blogging marathon with me..
Badam kheer is quite a delicious and sweet drink prepared with grounded almond paste along with thick milk,sugar and saffron strands...This is a fabulous milk based deesert which is quite often served chilled in many occasions, i had this wonderful drink long back and this weekend i prepared this fantastic and nutritious drink with more saffrons,chironji or charoli (saara paruppu in tamil)...I dont need to talk or say more about this wonderful and rich looking kheer coz most of us would have enjoyed this drink atleast once in our life...Instead of making this kheer over stovetop, i prepared this creamy and delicious saffron badam kheer through microwave oven and obviously this kheer turned out super delicious and fantabulous,please note that cooking time may varies according to your microwave oven power.....We enjoyed this saffron badam kheer chilled which suits truly tremendous for this hot weather and we relished it happily..To know more about chironji, pls do check here..Sending to MEC-Calcium Rich Food guest hosted by Lakshmi,event by Srivalli & Anamika's Drive Me Nuts..
1/2cup Chironji/Saara paruppu
1tbsp Saffron strands
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
Take the almonds, chironji with enough water separately in a microwave safe bowl,cook for each for a minute in high power and keep aside..Peel the skin of almonds and chironjis..Grind them with enough milk as a smooth paste..Meanwhile heat the milk in a large microwave safe bowl with saffrons for 5-6minutes in high power (stir thrice in between),add the sugar,almond-chironji paste,sugar, cardamom powder and heat again for 5minutes in high power(dont forget to stir in between)..Allow it to cool,arrange in fridge atleast for 2hours and serve it chilled ..
Garnish with almond flakes and pistachios...
Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Jayashree, Jayasree, Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Me,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Cool Lassi(e), Harini, Vaishali, Suma
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Kamalika, Srivalli