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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sweet Corn - Vermicelli Kheer for CEDD

I am starting the Cook.Eat.Delicious Desserts and giveaway event that I am hosting this month with a simple, Indian dessert. As the event title suggests, it is about desserts and any sweet thing you cook with a vegetable and/or fruit becomes eligible for this event. If you are planning to cook or bake any fresh produce based dessert this month, just remember to send them here. :) I would gladly accept even any archived entries. Check here for Raven's giveaway details and participation rules.

Kheers are versatile in spite of the fact that all of them are prepared basically the same way. I absolutely love kheers for their simplicity and the ease with which they can be made. In fact, kheer is made at least once a week in my kitchen and so, I could not let go the desserts event without a kheer post. If I am preparing it to just satisfy my sweet cravings, I use low fat milk, artificial sweetener and add some raisins directly to milk with out toasting so that I can have a guilt free dessert. 
I saw this vermicelli - corn kheer recipe recently on television and tried it immediately. It sounded like a twist to the regular vermicelli kheer but the flavor of corn is more prominent in this dish as vermicelli - corn is used in the ratio of 1:4 in the original dish. I just tweaked the recipe to suit my taste.

Ingredients: (for 2 servings)

2 Tbsp ghee
1 Tbsp each - raisins and cashews
2 Tbsp vermicelli / semya
1/4 cup corn (cook and grind to a paste adding a few spoons of water if needed.)
1.5 cup milk 
2 - 3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

* Heat milk in a sauce pan.
* Meanwhile, heat ghee in another pan and toast the raisins and cashews. Remove them with a slotted spoon and keep them aside.
* Add vermicelli to the same ghee and toast it until golden brown.
* Next add the corn paste and saute for a couple of minutes.
Add the hot milk to the corn - vermicelli mixture.
* Cook on low flame until vermicelli is cooked. Keep stirring in between to avoid the vermicelli from clumping.
* Add sugar and cardamom powder and continue to cook until sugar melts.
* Turn off the stove and garnish with toasted dry fruits.
* Serve warm / chilled.



Harini said...

I just read a modified version of this kheer in a cookbook :) You beat me to it :))
I bet it tastes just as divine as it looks!!

Smitha said...

corn must give it a sweet after taste right!....sounds yum!

Sravs said...

wow delicious vermicelli kheer !!

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Gayathri Kumar said...

Very interesting recipe. Kheer looks very nice...

Aarthi said...

They look delicious..a must to try..Bookmarked


Priya said...

Simply cant take my eyes from ur click..delicious kheer.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

very interesting combo! bookmarking this for sure :)

Chitra said...

i wish to taste this right now. slurpppp ;)

virtualfarmseed said...

oh yummmm... very nice sweet dish i like it very much.i can't control myself after watching this recipe...

Jayashree said...

The addition of corn must have made it really creamy and thick.

Rathai said...

Beautiful click and it looks most tempting.