Ramadan Special- Types Of Kheer To Prepare For Iftari
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Kheer (also known as payesh, payasam, or phirni) is a sweet dish and a type of wet pudding popular in India. It is typically made with milk, sugar or jaggery, and rice, although it can also be made with daals, bulgur wheat, millet, tapioca, vermicelli, or sweet corn. It is usually made with desiccated coconut, cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios, almonds, or other dry fruits and nuts. This dish is traditionally served as a dessert. The word kheer comes from the Sanskrit word ksheer, which means "milk." Ksheer is also an archaic term that refers to sweet rice pudding. Kheer or payas, as it is known in southern India, was a popular dish in ancient India, according to food historian K. T. Achaya. It was a combination of rice, milk, and sugar that was first mentioned in ancient Indian literature and has been around for over two thousand years.



Here are some different types of Kheer that you can prepare for your Iftari-

Apple Kheer

You'd probably think that only apple pies can be made with apples but no, you can prepare your own version of kheer with apples too. It's the Indian version of what we call custard in the West. It has a wonderful and crunchy texture with nutritious chunks of apple and hot sweetened milk. The dish has its origin in Mughlai cuisine. 

Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma is a milky vermicelli pudding cooked with milk, dates, and sugar! The dish's name directly translates to "milk with dates." It's popular in the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, and portions of Central Asia during Eid. Sheer Khurma is an essential part of any Eid celebration! Sheer khurma is a delicious vermicelli pudding made with milk, dates, almonds, and ghee. The Christmas pudding pure persimmon is created with fine vermicelli, milk, dates, nuts, and sugar. A classic Mughlai dessert, pure persimmon is made with milk, dates, fine vermicelli, almonds, and ghee.

Orange Kheer

With the sweetness of milk and the tanginess of freshly cut oranges, this amazing sweet dish will make your eyes pop and your taste buds go crazy. It is a creamy and tangy dessert that tastes delicious and is pleasing to the eyes as well. When this incredible combination of flavours stares you in the face, it's your job to wipe the entire bowl clean with your tongue.

Sooji kheer

This is the basic and the easiest kheer recipe. You don't need many ingredients. All you require is sooji, sugar and milk. Mix the ingredients and boil them the usual way you make kheer. You may add some dry fruits and nuts for enhanced touch.

Rose kheer

Nothing can beat rose kheer in its taste and appearance. It is one of the most delicious desserts that I've ever tried. Just add some rose syrup and rose petals to the usual kheer recipe. It will add an enhanced sweetness to the dish as a rose has its own sweet flavour. This kheer tastes amazingly delicious when served cold.

Khus Khus kheer

This recipe is as creative as it can be. This kheer is made with crushed khus khus (poppy seeds), rice, and your favourite nuts, and it's sweetened with coconut milk. This dish has different flavours that hit the right spot on your sweet taste buds. 

Mango Kheer

Mango kheer is a delight during summer. This Mango Kheer is prepared with mango pulp, milk, and sweetened vermicelli. You may garnish the kheer with some saffron strands and nuts. This kheer when served cold tastes like thick mango ice cream which is a treat to the taste buds.