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Remember that yummy kheer you used to gorge on as a kid? What a delight it used to be, even if it packed a lot of sugar and calories! Well, for those who’re health and calorie conscious, we’re giving this traditional dessert an Ayurvedic twist. And we have a feeling you’re going to love it.
Made by roasting rice with dates, cinnamon, and cardamom, this recipe is just as yummy as the kheer you love, and it’s perfect for balancing your doshas. The rice pacifies Vata, the black pepper pacifies Pitta, and the dates pacify Kapha.
Begin by chopping 4 dried dates. Heat a medium sized pan and add 1 tbsp ghee to it.
Once the ghee melts, add 1 cup of uncooked basmati rice and stir for 2-5 min.
Cook the rice until coated with ghee. Then add ¼ tsp. of black pepper, ¼ tsp. of cardamom, ¼ tsp. of cinnamon powder and dates.
Stir the mix for 1 min and then add 3 cups of water.
Bring the mix to a boil. Cover the pan and lower the flame.
Cook the rice for 20 min on low flame until the rice is soft and tender.
And you have a lovely dessert you can binge on without worrying about what it will do to your health or diet. An even better advantage? This dish is easy to digest, thanks to the soft nature of the rice and the dates that will soothe your belly. Indulge in this sweet dish on days when both you and your tummy is in the mood of a little pick-me-up!
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