Starting the new year on a sweet note. I normally make kheer with rice or poha, this time I decided to try using millets in the kheer. I used little millet here.
The recipe is the same as that of rice kheer. Here is how I made it…
½ a cup of little millet,
½ a litre of milk,
1.5 tbsp of condensed milk (optional),
2 tbsp sugar (or more as per your taste),
Pinch of powdered cardamom seeds or powdered nutmeg,
1 tbsp of chopped nuts (cashews, almonds)
Check the millet for any tiny stones or impurities. Place the millets on a strainer and wash it with water. Since the millet grains are very small it is best to wash it this way.
Soak the millets in water for about half an hour.
Heat the milk and add the drained millets. Cook on a medium flame till the millets soften. Now add the sugar, nuts and condensed milk (if using). Stir well and cook on sim till it takes the kheer like consistency. Ensure you stir it occasionally or else it will stick to the bottom of the pan.
Lastly add the powdered cardamom or nutmeg for flavour and give it a stir.
This can be served hot as well as cold.