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Healthy Kheer

sanjana02's picture
Although its been a while since Diwali has passed but my sweet tooth isn't satisfied yet and I wished to try something without feeling guilty. I decided to try this recipe of Indian Kheer with splenda i.e an artificial sweetener. I usually have it at home as my husband is a low carber and prefers sweetener instead of sugar.I used itr and was pretty amazed with the result, it turned out fantastic. So indulge into this sweet delite without feeling sinful and here's just a handful of ingredients u'll need!
Ingredients
  Vermicelli 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Almond meal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Ghee 1 Teaspoon (clarified butter)
  Mixed chopped nuts 1 Tablespoon (For garnish)
Directions

Heat Ghee in a pan and add the vermicelli. Fry till it gives out a nice aroma, do not burn! If u wish to make it low fat just skip the ghee and dry roast the vermicelli.
add the milk, when just about to boil add the almond meal. The almond meal gives it a nice thickness.Soak the saffron in 1 tbsp of warm water keep aside for five minutes.Then add it to the milk. Again if you wish go ahead and use 2% milk instead of the whole milk. I used 2% milk and it tasted creamy too.Simmer for about 10 minutes or until desired thickness. remove in a serving bowl and have it warm or chilled. If on chilling it gets very thick just add a lil' water to thin it up and Yum...Ready to be served.Garnish with the chopped nuts.

Happy Eating!!Heat Ghee in a pan and add the vermicelli. Fry till it gives out a nice aroma, do not burn! If u wish to make it low fat just skip the ghee and dry roast the vermicelli.
add the milk, when just about to boil add the almond meal. The almond meal gives it a nice thickness.Soak the saffron in 1 tbsp of warm water keep aside for five minutes.Then add it to the milk. Again if you wish go ahead and use 2% milk instead of the whole milk. I used 2% milk and it tasted creamy too.Simmer for about 10 minutes or until desired thickness. remove in a serving bowl and have it warm or chilled. If on chilling it gets very thick just add a lil' water to thin it up and Yum...Ready to be served.Garnish with the chopped nuts.

Happy Eating!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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6 Comments

shantihhh's picture
I bought a pkg of roasted vermecilli (from Pakistan), and we don't eat sweets-any savoury recipes using this toasted vermicelli? TIA Shanti/Mary-Anne
sanjana02's picture
Kheer is made using rice and vermicell. Rice can be substituted for this recipe too. I used the Bambino brand of vermicelli from the Indian grocery store.
shantihhh's picture
I need a recipe that is not a sweet using the roasted vermicelli as we don't like desserts. Has anyone used this roasted vwrmicelli for a veg or meat spicy recipe? If not perhaps I will just try to make something. Shanti/Mary-Anne
sanjana02's picture
oh I am sorry, I hadn't followed what you meant earlier. Of course there is an excellent breakfast recipe using Vermicelli. It tastes good and I will upload it soon!!
Snigdha's picture
The use of artificial sweetners is controversial due to their adverse effects on health. Aspartame and Saccharin contain carcinogens or cancer causing agents according to many lab tests, also the main component in splenda, sucralose contains chlorine which may affect health. Using natural sugars like cane sugar or date palm sugar are said to have no known adverse health effects.
webyourstuff's picture
I sweeten with stevia. Make sure you get 100% stevia, not mixed with maltodextrin or anything else. I also use agave nectar. It looks and tastes like honey. Not the zero carbs/cals/ whatever you are looking for, but a fraction of what is in sugar for the same sweetening power and delicious enough to stand on it's own right, not just a substitute. I just can't dig the chemical taste any more.