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Tri-colored Carrot Rice Pudding

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Indian rice pudding or kheer as said in the local language is the most frequently made traditional sweet dish festive offering. Tricolored rice pudding laced with carrots and green gram is the tweaked form of this classic dish to mark the Republic Day celebrations. Simply enjoy and reel under the spirit of patriotism!
Ingredients
  Rice grains 2 Cup (32 tbs), boiling
  Ghee 1 Teaspoon
  Carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green gram 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cardamom powder 1 Tablespoon (Leveled)
  Milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Getting Ready:
1) Grate carrot and put to boil.
2) Thoroughly clean the rice and drain away the extra water.
3) Make smooth paste of green gram.

Making:
4) In a hot aluminium skillet, boil some water and then add measured quantity of milk. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
5) Next, add rice to this and sugar. Keep stirring.
6) While the rice cooks at the medium flame, heat ghee in another pan.
7) Add the boiled carrots and mix little sugar or splenda.
8) Make sure to cook this mixture for 5 minutes, overcooking can ruin your ingredients.
9) Now add some green gram paste to the same pan after scooping out the carrot and sugar paste.
10) Add some sugar and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
11) Mix the cooked rice and milk separately to the carrot mix and green gram mix.

Serving:
12) Layer the carrot and rice mix first on the dish, then put plain rice and milk and then follow by layering green gram and rice mix at the bottom.
13) Serve hot or cold in a large porcelain dish with some nuts and raisins.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Kheer
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
I gained the inspiration of making my personal version of tricolored rice pudding from the pages of history screaming about the struggles of Independence. During those times, people of Varanasi ( then Banaras) used to make their fight for independence more pronounced by preparing age old delicacies like rice and milk pudding. Tricolored kheer got special promotion by freedom fighters, when these sweet treats were offered to English soldiers. The dish was so much loved and appreciated by the English community that they ordered kilos of milk and rice to get it prepared. Since then, people of Varanasi make tri-colored rice pudding as a mark of respect to patriotism! My tricolored pudding is a small token of respect and love for the Indian flag. Jai Hind!

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