Navratri Recipe- Sweet Potato Kheer For Bhog

By: Pinki Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:17 PM

Navratri Recipe- Sweet Potato Kheer For Bhog

As the name says, It is made from sweet potato. Milk and sugar are used just like any other kheer recipe.Sweet potato is called shakarkandi in Hindi and so this recipe is called shakarkandi ki kheer. This is one of the tuber vegetables. So it is allowed during the Hindu fasting or vrat. So this kheer can be consumed during the vrat. When it comes to sweet potato, I usually prefer just plain, boiled or steam one. On occasion, I make sweets like this kheer or sweet potato halwa, sweet potato ladoo.

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1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)
5-6 Almonds chopped or sliced
5-6 Cashew nuts chopped
1 medium or 1 ¼ cup Sweet potatoes peeled, grated
2 cups Milk
3-4 tablespoons Sugar
¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
2-3 strands Saffron optional

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* First, scrub and wash the sweet potato well. Then peel the skin,

* Now using a box grater start grating it. Keep the grated sweet potato into the bowl of cold water till needed.

* Alternately you can use a food processor for the grating job.

* Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat.

* Once hot add almonds and cashews. Fry till they are light brown in color.

* Then drain the excess ghee and remove them into a small bowl or plate.

* Now drain the water from sweet potato. In the remaining ghee, add that and mix.

* Saute for 3-4 minutes. You will notice that it is starting to soften.

* Now add milk and bring it to a simmer.

* Continue simmering on low-medium heat for around 8-10 minutes or the milk is thickened.

* Now add sugar. Mix and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes.

* Now add saffron and cardamom powder. Mix and cook for a minute.

* Now check the kheer consistency. When you take ladleful and pour it back, you will see both will fall together, no more separation. This is perfect.

* If yours is not like this, continue cooking for a couple of minutes and then check again.

* Then turn off the stove

* add fried almond and cashews.

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