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Sharad Purnima 2017: 5 kheer recipes to try this Kojagiri Purnima


Sharad Purnima or Kojagiri Purnima holds a great significance in Hinduism. The harvest festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashvin, which falls in the Gregorian months of September or October. It is believed that on this night moon showers elixir of life on Earth through its beams. There is a tradition of preparing kheer on Sharad Purnima. The kheer is kept under the moonlight throughout the night so that the elixir showered from the moon is absorbed by the kheer. The next day the kheer is distributed as prasad. So wait no more and check out these five kheer recipes to try on Sharad Purnima.

Makhana Kheer

makhana kheer

Ingredients: 1 cup makhana, 2 cups milk, pure ghee 2 tablespoons, grated coconut, green cardamom powder, khoya 2 tablespoons, dry fruits

  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry makhana in it. Take it off heat.
  • Boil milk in a pan for 5-10 minutes. Add khoya and sugar and boil it on low heat.
  • Add makhane and grated coconut, stir till it becomes creamy and thick.
  • Add cardamom powder and dry fruits. Mix well and take it off heat.
  • Let it cool to room temperature and then refrigerate it. Serve chilled.

Apple Kheer

apple kheer

Ingredients: 1 peeled and grated apple, 1 tablespoon ghee, 2 cups milk, 3 tablespoons condensed milk, cardamom powder and dry fruits

  • Heat one tablespoon in a pan and add a grated apple in it. Stir well and cook until the moisture in the apple evaporates.
  • Take a pan and boil milk in it. Let the milk reduce to 3/4 of the original quantity. Add 2 tablespoon of condensed milk. Add sugar if required.
  • Add cardamom powder and dry fruits.
  • Add the cooked apple in the milk. Mix well. Put the flame off.
  • Cool it to room temperature and then refrigerate it. Serve chilled.

Rice Kheer

rice kheer

Ingredients: 1 bowl of soaked rice, 2 cups milk, sugar, cardamom powder, saffron strands, dry fruits

  • Heat milk in a heavy bottom pan. After the milk reduces to 3/4 of the original quantity, add the soaked rice. Keep stirring.
  • Once the rice is cooked and tender, add sugar and cardamom powder as required. Stir well.
  • Add dry fruits and few strands of saffron.
  • Mix well and cook until the kheer is consistent. Take it off the heat.
  • Garnish the kheer with dry fruits and serve hot.

Also read: Sharad Purnima 2017: Kojagiri Purnima, significance, tithi and all you need to know

Sabudana Kheer

sabudana kheer

Ingredients: 1 cup Sabudana (sago), sugar, cardamom powder, 3 cups milk, pure ghee, dry fruits, saffron strands

  • Soak sabudana in water for 2-3 hours.
  • Drain the water and cook sabudana in milk till it becomes transparent.
  • Take ghee in a pan and dry fruits till the colour becomes golden brown.
  • Add the fried dry fruits and cardamom powder to the sabudana-milk mixture.
  • Cook it for some time. Take it off the heat.

Moong Kheer

moong kheer

Ingredients: 1 cup moong dal, 2 cup water, 1 cup milk, sugar (as required), ghee, cardamom, dry fruits

  • Soak moong dal in water.
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add cardamom and saute it.
  • Add moong dal and water. Stir until it is cooked properly. Take it off heat.
  • Heat another pan. Add ghee and add above prepared moong dal paste.
  • Add sugar (as required), cardamom powder and milk. Cook it on a low flame and stir well.
  • Take it off heat and garnish it with dry fruits.