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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cracked Wheat - Coconut Kheer / Godhuma Nooka Payasam



The inspiration behind this healthy and yummy kheer were the ingredients that I had to use up sooner - the remaining stuff from an opened can of coconut milk, the leftover jaggery syrup from the one that was used in another sweet dish and a handful of cracked wheat that was lying in the jar for months.
Together the wholesome wheat and the sweet, tender coconut milk have transpired into a delectable delicacy redolent with flavors of edible camphor and cardamom, suitable for any festive occasion.

Ingredients for 6 servings:
1/2 cup cracked wheat
1 cup coconut milk (since the canned variety was too thicker, I substituted half the quantity with water)
2 cups milk
Powdered jaggery/ brown sugar to taste
1/8 tsp cardamom powder
A pinch of edible camphor
1 Tbsp each - ghee, cashews & raisins

The cooking part:
* Cook the cracked wheat with coconut milk in a pressure cooker till it turns soft. (I cooked for about 10 whistles since I was using the coarser cracked wheat. If using finer variety, cook accordingly. If using thinner variety coconut milk, use about a cup. If using tinned one, substitute the half quantity with water.)
* Add the jaggery / brown sugar to the cooked cracked wheat and mix well so that it melts.
* Stir in the milk. Adjust the quantity to the desired consistency. Cook till the mixture comes to a rolling boil. Add the powdered cardamom and the edible camphor to the kheer. Lower the heat and let the kheer simmer for 5 minutes more and turn off the stove.
* Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a small pan and toast the raisins and cashews. Stir in them to the kheer.



Note: If using homemade coconut milk, the kheer can be prepared with it instead of adding milk.

This is going to be a part of
1. My CFK - Festive Foods, an event originally started by Sharmi.
2. Ayesha's Celebrate Sweets - Kheers, an event originally started by Nivedita.
3. Akila's Dish name starts with C
4. Priti's Only Festive Food, an event started by Pari.

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12 comments:

harini-jaya said...

awesome kheer..love the clicks

Kairali sisters said...

We too posted the same payasam today Suma, Your presentation is wonderful and love this so much...

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

lovely kheer.

chaitrali pathak said...

delicicous kheerrrrr

simply.food said...

Amazing clicks,the dish is calling out "eat me".Looks so tasty.

Priya said...

Irresistible kheer, looks yumm!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Healthy kheer,loved the color.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very tempting, Thank you for sending it to the event :)

Pavani said...

Adding coconut milk to halwa sounds unique and yummy. Have to give this a try.

G.Pavani said...

kheer looks yummy n delicious n nice click...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious
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PriyaVaasu said...

Delicious!!!!!