Saffron infused Rice Kheer (Kesariya Chaaler Payesh)

Rice kheer holds a very important position in our festive celebrations mainly because of the fact that India is an agricultural country . This is served as a dessert and in Bengali households it is compulsory to serve rice kheer as a dessert after offering it to Gods as proshad on birthdays.
Each home has its own recipe and my recipe has been made easy for youngsters to keep this in their menu .This measurement serves 6 people .
Ingredients:

  1. 1 litre milk reduced to 750 ml by boiling
  2. 100 gms of rice previously soaked for almost an hour
  3. A can of milkmaid or sweetened condensed milk
  4. 2 bay leaves
  5. 2 green cardamoms
  6. 25 gms of chironjis
  7. 25 gms of cashews broken into two halves
  8. 25 gms of almond slivers
  9. Few strands of saffron

Procedure:

  1. In a heavy bottom pan take 1 litre of milk, add bay leaves and cardamoms and keep boiling it on low heat till it reduces to 750 ml.
  2. Strain the rice and add it to the boiling milk on low heat. Keep stirring at intervals of five minutes till the rice looks cooked. Take out bay leaves and cardamoms.
  3. Then, add the dry fruits and saffron and cook it further. At this stage, add a full can of condensed milk and stir well till everything comes together.
  4. Stir well and pour into your serving bowl or individual bowls. Keep it in the fridge and serve cold.

FOOT LONG SANDWICH

This is very warm evening snack that takes care of even your dinner, if you are a poor eater, of course.It has rustic feel to it and can be packed as a lunch too. The ingredients I added are the ones that I had in my fridge so leave it to your imagination and palate . One foot long sandwich would suffice for an interesting evening snack for three .

Ingredients

  1. 1 Garlic bread from my local bakery
  2. Iceberg lettuce torn roughly
  3. 5 Cherry tomatoes roughly chopped
  4. 10 Green or black olive slices
  5. Few roughly chopped barks of cheddar cheese
  6. Sweet onion dressing
  7. One ripe avocado roughly mashed with one tsp of lemon juice ,olive oil and salt
  8. 2 sliced jalapenos for heat
  9. 2 eggs scrambled on the fire with a dash of milk, pinch of pepper and salt and few chopped spring onion greens.

Procedure

1.Cut the garlic bread into two horizontal halves keeping one end of the bread attached.

  1. Spread sweet onion dressing on both the halves on top of which make a bed of lettuce leaves.
    3.Spread scrambled eggs, mashed avocado,cheddar barks, olives, jalapenos,cherry tomatoes layer by layer.
    4.Generously drizzle sweet onion dressing.
    5.Take a sandwich paper or cling wrap and wrap the whole sandwich tightly.
    6.The idea is to not let the ingredients spill out of the sandwich while eating.
  2. Cut the sandwich into number of pieces you want to.
    8.Wrap it in a sandwich paper before serving.
  3. Yummy and absolutely visually delightful presentation.