Celebrating Raksha Bandhan today.
Raksha bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.
It is called Rakhi in many parts of India.
The festival falls on the full moon day of the Shravan month. On this day sisters tie a rakhi ( sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sisters love and prayer for her brother’s well-being and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.
So on this auspicious day we have to make some sweet dish.
Made my brother’s favourite rice pudding or rice kheer today.
A rich creamy dessert made of rice and milk.
Full cream milk – 7 cup
Rice – 5 tsp
Salted butter – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 5-6 tsp or to taste
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts – 3-4 tsp
Raisins – 3-4 tsp
Wash the rice properly. Drain and marinate with salted butter. Keep aside.
Soak the raisins in water.
Heat milk and let it boil.
Add the rice and let it cook on simmer. Stir in-between and scrape the sides of the pan. Cook on low flame till the milk thicken add the sugar. Stir well.
Add cashew nuts and raisins.
When the kheer get rich creamy texture switch off the gas.
Add cardamom powder. Mix well.
Let it cool.
Garnish with sliced almonds, saffron strands or cashew nuts.
Enjoy the rich creamy rice pudding or kheer chilled or hot as you like.