New Delhi April 08, 2020: While the coronavirus pandemic has caught the world’s attention, we simply cannot ignore the many benefits of staying at home. With loads of time at hand to unleash our creative sides, people are showcasing their talents across different arenas. But guess what? Cooking tops it all! And with summers just around the corner, we think it’s time to welcome the season of mango with a delightful recipe that is perfect to treat the family with post dinner.
Nothing defines the summer season in India more than mangoes. And we cannot deny how versatile the king of fruits is, from shakes and pudding to salads and chaats there are options galore! And while you would’ve had it all, we have another excellent mango recipe that the dessert lover in you won’t be able to resist. Mango and mint kheer is a delightful mix of rice, milk, mango, dry fruits, nuts and a bunch of mint leaves that gives a refreshing flavour to the classic Indian kheer. The addition of saffron gives a beautiful look to the dish along with the goodness of cardamom and cloves.
The addition of mint in this recipe is beyond just flavour since mint is known for many health benefits. From aiding digestion to fighting common cold and flu, mint is a wonder ingredient that one can add in multiple Indian dishes. Mango, on the other hand is a luscious, summer-staple fruit that also boasts of many health benefits. With a good amount of vitamin A and C, mango also comes packed with calcium.
- 2 1/2 Cups milk
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar / sugar substitute
- A pinch of saffron
- 1 cup mango puree
- 7-8 almonds, chopped
- 10-15 Raisins
- A small bunch of mint leaves
- 3-4 Green cardamom
- 2-3 Cloves
- for garnishing almonds
- In a pan, stir milk, basmati rice and sugar/ sugar substitute together.
- Add saffron and gently stir them together.
- Once the mix comes to boil, add mango puree.
- Sprinkle some almond, raisins and fresh mint leaves.
- Stir gently and cover it, letting the rice cook on low heat till the rice is fully cooked and the kheer is creamy & thick.
- Add little green cardamom into it. Place it in a bowl and sprinkle some chopped almond over it .
- Keep it in the fridge to cool and serve cold.