Happy ugadi to all my dear readers,friends and blogger buddies:). May this ugadi bring in good health,joy wisdom and prosperity to you all 🙂 As ugadi special let’s dig in to this elegant dessert made with orange and milk.First time when I had this I was quite amused,how could one possibly mix orange with milk,I was so skeptical to try but once I tried a spoonful,no looking back.This has become one of my favorite dessert (is there any other kind of dessert for me :P). For a dessert freak like me this is sure a keeper,rich,thick and creamy reduced milk studded with fresh and juicy chunks of orange can never go wrong rite.Oranges are already my favorite fruit and I have a great weakness for milk based desserts. All you need to make this dessert is basic ingredients from your pantry,few fresh oranges and some patience.The authentic method calls for reducing the whole milk till it reduces to half which takes lots of time,here I have used condensed milk,so you can make it much easier with less time.Try this and you will be glad you did.
Komola kheer (kheer with orange and reduced milk) recipe
Star ingredients:Orange and condensed milk
250 ml milk
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons sugar(optional)
2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
2 ripe sweet oranges peeled and segmented
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 table spoon almond mix(you can use store bought too) (optional)
A pinch of saffron
1.Bring milk to a boil in a wide vessel.Add the condensed milk,almond mix and sugar.Mix well.
2.Stir in low flame till milk becomes 3/4th of its volume.Mix in the chopped almonds Add crushed saffron and cardamom powder and remove from flame.
3.Cool thoroughly.Add the segmented oranges and chill overnight (minimum 3 hours).
1.Make sure the milk is really cold before adding oranges to avoid curdling.
2.You can add other nuts too along with oranges
3.Adding almond mix is purely optional,it lends a very beautiful deep flavor and color.You can even add cornflour(dissolve in 2 tablespoons milk) instead of almond mix.
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