Seb ki Kheer

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Thought the only dessert you could make with apples is apple pie? Well think again! This Mughlai recipe of apples cooked with sugar, milk and raisins and flavoured with saffron, cardamom and rose water is a treat for all your senses. Rubbing the saffron with your fingertips while dissolving it in the warm water helps release more flavour and a lovely colour from it. You could also put in a few small pieces of diced apple along with the grated apple for some extra body.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 6 servings
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1 1/2 cups thickly grated apples (unpeeled)
5 cups full fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp raisins (kismis)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands
2 tbsp rose water

For The Garnish
a pinch of cardamom (elaichi) powder

  1. Combine the saffron and 1 tbsp of warm water in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the apples, ¼ cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of water in a deep pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan, cook on a medium flame for 25 to 30 minutes or till the milk reduces to half its quantity, while scrapping the sides occasionally.
  4. Add the remaining ¼ cup of sugar and raisins, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the cardamom powder, saffron-water mixture, rose water and apple-sugar mixture and mix well.
  6. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
  7. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Serve chilled garnished with cardamom powder.

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 on 18 Mar 15 04:06 PM

Hi, I made this the first time and it came out excellent. Last week I made it twice on the same day and it curdled both the times once i added the apples. Please please let me know where I might be going wrong since I love this recipe. Thx
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your review. There can be 2 reasons why the kheer must have curdled- 1. your milk must have been spoilt 2. your apples must be old. We re-tried the recipe after your comment and it was perfect, we have also standarized the recipe more by writing the exact timings for each step... Hope you re make it and it turns out great. Happy Cooking !!
19 Mar 15 01:48 PM
 on 22 Sep 13 11:31 PM

The recipe is really simple to make. And its tastes absolutely delicious.
 on 10 Aug 12 11:10 PM

Its a great recipe :) A welcome change from the regular rice kheer. I don't like very sweet kheer and thus reduced the quantity of sugar.
 on 23 Mar 12 09:01 PM