Ramadan special Pumpkin kheer, Rich and creamy with crunchy nuts, flavoured with elaichi and saffron makes the dessert great in taste to enjoy ramadan. During the month of Ramadan, most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset with no food or water. Before sunrise many Muslims have the Suhur or predawn meal. At sunset families and friends gather for Iftar which is the meal eaten by Muslims to break the fast. They begin the meal by eating dates as the Prophet used to do.
Facts on Pumpkin:
Pumpkin is rich in fiber, which slows digestion. “Pumpkin keeps you feeling fuller longer
Pumpkin’s brilliant orange coloring comes from its ample supply of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for eye health
Sure, eating pumpkin can help you look young, Beta-carotene is great for your eyes and skin, but you know what else it’s good for? Fighting cancer.
Pulp also makes a great, all-natural face mask that exfoliates and soothes. All you need is 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie), an egg, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of milk. Mix, then apply it, wait for 20 minutes or so and wash it off with warm water.
Ingredients to prepare:
Sugar- 100 gms
Milk- 2 cups
Evaporated milk-1/2 cup
Cashew,Badam,Dates chopped use generously
Ghee- 1 1/2 tbsp
Method to prepare:
1. Peel and grate pumpkin,chop nuts lengthwise.
2. Take a pan, add ghee and fry chopped nuts collect it, add grated Pumpkin and saute it for a while to remove the raw smell of pumpkin.
3. Add milk and allow it to boil for 5 minutes till the pumpkin cooks soft, stir occasionally.
4. Add sugar and condensed milk (if you are using sweetened milk make sure of adding less sugar) allow it to boil, add elaichi powder, Garnish with fried nuts and saffron.
Serve hot or chilled.