|500 ml Milk|
|1/4 cup Sugar|
|2 tbsp Ghee|
|few strands Saffron|
Apple kheer is a delicious kheer or payasam variety that can be churned in very little time and with little effort.
Apple is one fruit which I do not consciously buy or even eat. I guess only some genes are transferred to your kid and this apple aversion is directly transferred to my daughter. She will not eat apples too. But some how these apples find their way into my house . Either my husband buys it or the guests bring it along while they visit us and right now these apples are looking right at me every time I open the door of the refrigerator and I had to use these. Bored of making the usual milkshakes, I was looking at using these apples in some innovative dishes and just then checked out on the theme for this Blogging Marathon and Universe had answered me by suggesting the theme as apple in desserts.
Now my only worry was to distribute these without devouring them . Luckily my aunts who reside near by were more then willing to relish the Apple kheer and were very happy and said that the taste was awesome.
Coming to the dish , it is very simple to make but we need to take care of cooking the apple properly before adding the milk so that the rancidity of the apple does not curdle the added milk. To do this , it is advisable to cook the grated apple thoroughly in the ghee till all the moisture evaporates and later when the milk is added and the apple further gets cooked in the milk, it does not curdle .I have added white sugar here. You can choose to replace the sugar with any sugar free alternatives or jaggery. If you want a kheer which is rich in texture and taste, you can add condensed milk too. I have used saffron to flavour the kheer but we can replace it with cardamom powder too.
So it is time for you to use the apple and make this lovely kheer at home
Remove the skin of the apple, core it and grate it finely
Heat ghee in a pan, add the grated apple and cook in low flame till all the moisture is evaporated else when the milk is added it might curdle
Once the apple is cooked well, slowly add the milk and continue to cook in low flame for few minutes.
Now switch off the fire and add the sugar and saffron soaked in milk
Mix well till the sugar is fully dissolved. Add chopped nuts and serve cold
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