Month: January 2015

Kheer – a creamy nutty dessert

I created history in my kitchen again with my another “first”. I made the ‘Kheer’. This is Nepalese special-occasion-only dish, generally served as main meal for lunch. I always hated it because it is so milky & warm & sweet, until recently I tasted a different version of this Kheer served as a dessert. It was creamy rather than milky. It was chilled. It was still sweet but with a nutty flavour to it. It was a friend’s recipe. So of course, I borrowed it. And she was nice enough to detail the whole process. It took me about 2 hours. No kidding. Ingredients Full cream milk- 2 lt Rice- 2 fist full Sweetened condense milk- 80ml Almonds- coarsely ground- 1/3 cup Saffron threads- 1 pinch ( a very small pinch- say about 8-10 threads) Pistachio- coarsely ground- 1 and half table spoon ( pls make sure it’s unsalted- learnt the hard way:)) Cardamon I/4 teaspoon Save some nuts to decorate at the end. Method Soak rice in a bowl big enough to mash the rice roughly. In …

I am still sulking that holidays are over.

I am alive! Just sulking over the fact that the holidays are over. Yes its been a week since work started and I am still sulking over the by gone holidays. During the break, SS and I flew over to Tasmania. It was so good (& it was much needed). It started off with our flight tickets being free. Well, sort of free. I paid for the entire trip using my Qantas Frequent Flyer points! Perks of being a jet setter 😀 And booked into a 4 star mystery hotel via Wotif.com for $110 per/night. I was excited when I booked the rooms but was a bit disappointed to see the hotel. Best Western Hotel will only get an “average” for its facilities & sophistication. Anyways, we had just 4 days and we did not plan to spend too much time in the hotel. I only had 3 things in my to-do list: Go to Mt. Wellington Go to the Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site Pig out on the local produce at Salamanca Markets SS had only …