Friday, January 13, 2017

Instant freakin Pot Kheer

Feeling Sick on a cold winter evening? No one to pamper you? Plug in your instant pot, add a couple of tablespoons of water (supposed to prevent sticking), left over whole milk (~2 cups), around a quarter cup of washed arborio rice, close, put on "porridge mode", and settle on your couch with a nice throw and turn on the tv.. make sure the throw is soft and plush....after around one episode of whatever you're watching (food related tv shows are preferred), release the remaining pressure carefully, open and stir, add about 1/2 to 3/4th cup of sugar, and a couple of tablespoons of my special morning milk masala (or even just a pinch of cardamom..or a dash of vanilla)....stir, ladle into a bowl, get a big spoon, and settle back on the couch. Eat. You will instantly feel better. guaranteed!

And here's the milk masala recipe (makes ~4 cups):
Everything is raw, except flax seeds, which are lightly roasted. All proportions are approximate.
About 1 cup of almonds, 1/2 cup cashews, 1/2 cup pistachios, 3/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup flax seeds, 1 tablespoon of cardamom seeds, about a quarter nutmeg, a very generous pinch of saffron. Grind each ingredient  separately (or with a bit of sugar for saffron and cardamom), add about 1 cup of sugar, mix and store in a jar. Put in the fridge. Add to your morning smoothies, hot milk, or the Instant Pot kheer on a cold winter evening.   

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