Ash Guard / Petha kheer




1) 250 gramms Ash Guard. ( When you buy a cut piece of Ash Guard, make sure it is from a big fruit.)

        2) 1 cup milk ( You can use evaporated milk for better flavor, in that case you would need only half the tin.)

        3) Sugar, to taste. ( I have used 1 tablespoon. You can also use sweetners of your choice.)

        4) 1 Tablespoon ghee.

        5) Dry fruits of choice. (about 1 tablespoon )




To make the kheer

        1) Peel and grate the ash guard (discard the seeds). It will leave lot of water, while grating. Use the same water to cook it.

        2) In a heavy bottom vessel or pressure cooker, add the grated ash guard and cook till, most of the water is evaporated. If pressure cooking it, you can cook it for a minute  or two and then, open the cooker and cook till most of the water is evaporated.

        3) Add sugar and milk and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

        4) Put off the heat and add chopped dry fruits. You may add food essence of your choice. The kheer will thicken, when cooled.


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