Pear and Dates Kheer

If you have a strong sweet tooth like mine but want to avoid sugar, this recipe is for you!

Pear is a mild sweet fruit loaded with antioxidants and dietary fiber while dates are always used as natural sweeteners and are full of nutrients, antioxidants and fiber. Dates are recommended by experts to increase haemoglobin as they provide ample source of iron.

Clarified Butter – 5gm
Ripe Pear – 100gm
Dates ( Khajur ) – 7-8 nos
Skim Milk – 300ml
Cinnamon Powder – 5gm
Almonds – 7-8 nos
Cashew – 7-8 nos
Kesar – 1 gm

Combine milk & dates in a deep non stick pan and mix it well. Keep stirring, simmer and cook until it reduces to half.

In a non stick pan, heat clarified butter, add sliced almonds & cashews. When golden brown remove a few for garnish and in the same pan add grated pear. Cook it for a while and stir continuously. Now add the reduced milk in it.
Mix well and add cinnamon powder & kesar.
Serve warm garnished with nuts and kesar.

This recipe will not only curb you sweet tooth but also provide loads of health benefits. Enjoy!

This blog is a part of #LBWP – Let’s Blog with Pri, Season 2. You can also check out blogs written by my fellow bloggers Hansa and Avin

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Corn Upma

Monsoon is here and there is nothing more delish than a roasted corn with a dash of lime and salt.

Corn upma is also an amazing and flavorful recipe to try! This is my Nani’s special recipe and we enjoy it every time.

Roasted corn kernels (2 corn)
2 medium onions chopped
4 – 5 dry red chillies (you can even use green chillies or chilli flakes)
1/2 inch ginger finely chopped
1/2 tap asafoetida
1 tsp mustard
2 sprigs of curry leaves
2 tbsp coriander leaves
1 lemon’s juice
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil

Remove the corn kernels from the cob and roast them in a pan. Cool them for a while and grind them in mixer. They shld not turm completely (the trick to do this is to pulse the mixer/grinder and not run it for long)

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. rackle Add mustard seeds and crackle them followed by curry leaves and dry chillies. Now saute chopped onions and ginger. Add asafoetida. Now add the corn mash and mix it well. Add salt as per taste. Stir fry it for a while. When almost done, add the lemon juice and mix well.

Enjoy the hot corn upma with a cup of masala chai!!