GAINTHA KHEERI Kheer is a hero when it comes to Indian desserts. However, there…


Kheer is a hero when it comes to Indian desserts. However, there are a numerous types and ways of preparing it.

One such type of kheer or I must say a lost recipe from Odisha is “Gaintha Kheeri” or “Rice Dumplings Kheer”. This kheer is usually made on the day of Baula Amavasya and it is offered to Lord Jagannthwith mango flowers.

Recipe :
🔸1/2 ltr milk
🔸2 cups water
🔸1 small cup rice
🔸2-3 cardamom pods
🔸1 tsp ghee

Process :
🔸Soak the rice in water for 3-4 hours.
🔸Grind the soaked rice with 1/4th cup water into a smooth paste.
🔸Boil milk in a pot and keep aside.
🔸Heat a pan, add 2 cups water and 1/2 cup boiled milk. Stir for few mins.
🔸Add in the blended rice paste leaving 2 spoons aside.
🔸Stir the mixture continuously and let it cook until it comes to a thick and sticky consistency.
🔸Let it cool a bit and shape then into balls by applying a little ghee on your palms.
🔸Now heat the boiled milk for few mins, then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of rice paste , crushed cardamom and 3 tsp sugar. Stir for 2-3 minutes. Let it cook until the milk comes to a thick consistency.
🔸Then add the rice dumplings and mix. Switch off the flame and let it cool before serving.
🔸Garnish with grated coconut or coconut chunks and crushed dry fruits if you wish to.

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