Foxtail Millet Kheer Recipe (Millet Pudding With Saffron & Nuts)
Alluring kheer with foxtail millet, jaggery, saffron and more
The Foxtail Millet Kheer Recipe (Millet Pudding with Saffron & Nuts) is a delicious addition to the traditional kheer that we make usually with rice. The foxtail millet is also known as thenai in tamil nadu and is very much a locally available millet that is rich in minerals, dietary fibers and antioxidants. The millet is very low in cholesterol. Foxtail millet is the second most commonly planted species of millet and it can be used to make variety of dishes ranging from soups and salads to an array of desserts. It is highly advisable to include it in our diet. Here is an easy to make Kheer recipe which uses Foxtail Millet as the star ingredient. Serve Foxtail Millet Kheer Recipe (Millet Pudding with Saffron & Nuts) as a dessert along with a meal of Steamed Rice, Tamil Nadu Style Pala Kottai Sambar Recipe, or after a meal of Kongunadu Special Pattani Biryani Recipe.
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- 1 liter Milk
- 50 grams Foxtail Millet
- 5 Saffron strands
- 2 tablespoon Fresh coconut , grated
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Mixed dry fruits , (like almonds, pistachios)
How to make Foxtail Millet Kheer Recipe (Millet Pudding With Saffron & Nuts)
To begin making the Foxtail Millet Kheer (Payasam) recipe, transfer the milk into a heavy bottom pan keep it on medium heat.
Meanwhile, wash the foxtail millet and drain excess water.
Once the milk comes to a boil, add the washed foxtail millet and saffron strands to the milk. Allow the milk to come to a quick boil.
Once the milk comes to a boil, turn the heat to low and simmer the kheer until the foxtail millet cooks comletely. This will take about 10 to 15 minutes. (You will have to take a bite to check)
Once the foxtail millet has cooked through completely, add in the freshly grated coconut and sugar and simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occationally so the milk does not condense and settle to the bottom. Check the sweetness at this stage and adjust to suit your taste.
Turn off the heat and the khee is now ready to be served.
Garnish the Foxtail Millet Kheer with slivered almonds and pistachios and serve warm or chilled as desired.
Serve Foxtail Millet Kheer Recipe (Millet Pudding with Saffron & Nuts) as a dessert along with a meal of Steamed Rice, Tamil Nadu Style Pala Kottai Sambar Recipe, or after a meal of Kongunadu Special Pattani Biryani Recipe.
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