Punjabi Besan Ki Kheer

Week 1 Day 3 of BM #60 -

I came across this recipe when I was looking for some unique and healthy desserts from Punjab. I love the fact that this kheer is predominantly made out of Dates and Jaggery and also the freshly ground kala chana lends a unique flavor.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Kala Chana / Nalla Senagalu 1/4 cup
Dates (Fresh and deseeded) 6 Big ones
Jaggery, powdered 2 Tbsp (or as per taste)
Butter 1 tsp
Milk 3 cups
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Almonds, Cashews chopped and fried 


Punjabi Besan Ki Kheer



Method Of Preparation -


Dry roast the Kala Chana for a couple minutes on medium heat. Let it cool.

Grind it into as fine as possible. I like a slightly coarse texture.

Grind the dates, jaggery and 1 cup of milk into a fine paste and set aside.

In a heated sauce pan, add butter and roast the Kala Chana Powder for a few seconds.

Add 1 1/2 cup of milk and keep stirring while it cooks.

Pour the dates mixture and let it cook for a few minutes.

Add the chopped nuts and cardamom powder. Adjust the consistency as needed.

Remove from heat and serve it warm of cold for a delightful dessert!



Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 60. 

Preparation Time 15 min
Serves 3-4

11 comments

  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Very interesting kheer, i have already tried something similar to this kheer.. Sounds delicious.

     
  3. Kalyani Says:
  4. oh wow ! thats a totally new one to me.. looks healthy too !!

    bookmarking this, Harini ! and do we need to soak the channa or just dry roast them ??

     
  5. Srivalli Says:
  6. That's a good Kheer Harini..

     
  7. That's indeed a real healthy kheer with gur , khajoor and besan ! A new one .

     
  8. Never knew kala channa can be used in kheer. Looks so interesting and delicious..

     
  9. Pavani N Says:
  10. That is a very interesting and nutritious kheer. Black chana is an unusual ingredient for a dessert, but it looks so creamy & delicious.

     
  11. what a different kheer this is. Would love to try it sometime.

     
  12. Sapana Behl Says:
  13. Very delicious looking kheer.My Mil makes it in winters.

     
  14. Kheer with kala channa sounds inviting..

     
  15. Suma Gandlur Says:
  16. I was expecting to see a yellow colored kheer. :))
    Kala chana is an unusual ingredient to go in the kheer but this kheer is power packed.

     
  17. Kheer looks great harini

     
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