oranges and milk…. do you like this combination?… some of us won’t like the combination of a citrus fruit with milk…. its a little weird for me too…. like having lemons with milk…. guess what it does to your imagination.
yet lemons are more tart and sour than oranges. oranges are sweet and in this season in india we do get sweet oranges. so the combination is not as bad as you think or imagine.
and when oranges are in season, what to do with them… of course you can eat them directly without the hassle of making anything with them.
but you can also make something from the oranges which you must have never had in your life. thats what i did. and inspite of being a little unsure and uncertain, i am glad i made orange kheer.
it was simply wow… and a thought.. why i did not make this earlier? and trust me no bad side effects on the stomach
i have adapted this orange kheer recipe from a small veg pocket book i have. they have a kheer section in it, which strangely has uncommon kheer recipes and orange kheer is one amongst them.
i would also like to wish belated lohri and makar sankranti to all of you. how much ever i love sweets and wanna make them at home for festive occasions, i just do not get the time to do so.
i did not even post christmas and new year sweets i am hopeless…
ok…. now we begin with the orange kheer recipe. i have used 500 ml of milk for the recipe. you can double up the quantity if you want. you could use any sweet oranges for the recipe, indian as well as imported oranges.
1: peel the oranges. remove the pith. chop the oranges finely. whilst chopping the oranges, remove the seeds also.
2: heat the milk and then simmer, so that its quantity is reduced to half. also add sugar to the milk. i also added some crushed cashew nuts and cardamom.
3: when the quantity is reduced to half, cool the milk. you can also cool the milk in the refrigerator. add the chopped oranges to the milk when the milk is lukewarm or cool.
4: mix the oranges with the kheer. and lo your orange kheer is ready. but you have to wait till you savor it.
5: keep the orange kheer in the refrigerator and serve cold…. have it cold in the cold winters
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