Wednesday, 1 January 2014

BAMBOO RICE KHEER, MULA ARI PAYASAM

Today is the beginning of the year four teen I mean two thousand fourteen.  May God Bless the Universe with peace and harmony.  Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu.  Thought of making sweet dish along with Poori and Choley today.  The bamboo rice which I got it specially from Kerala for making dishes out of it is lying in the store room for the past three months only I could make it today.  Though the Payasam or Kheer is made for the first time by me, it turned out very well and liked by everyone.  The bamboo  rice looks like brown rice, very small like the surti kolam or wada kolam rice.  It is quite healthy and Controls sugar, Cholesterol and Blood pressure.  Also controls, joint pain, back pan and rheumatic pain.  Good for night blindness, overcoming vitamin deficiency on pregnancy as mentioned in the pack.





Let us look at the recipe now:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup bamboo rice
3/4 sugar
1 ltr milk
1 tsp ghee
cardamom powder
a pinch of saffron
dry fruits for garnishing (cashew, kismis, pistachios etc.)

Method:

Pick the bamboo rice as there are lot of stones in it.  Wash and soak the same for one hour.  Pressure cook the same for 6-8 whistles.  In a thick bottom pan, add the milk, cooked bamboo rice, sugar, saffron  and cook the same till the milk reduces like the normal paal payasam or rice kheer.  add the cardamom powder. heat ghee and fry the cashew, kismiss and add to the kheer.

serve hot or cold as you like.

Note:  other items made by bamboo rice are: powder the same to make dosa, puttu, upma etc.  you can make the kheer with jaggery and coconut milk too.  Await the posts.


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