Nov 17, 2013

Cauliflower Kheer (Phool Gobi ki Kheer)

Some times mistakes turn in to a delicious am I right? I think I am, because this recipe was born like that. I  don't know any body made this Kheer with Cauliflower before. After that this kheer became a regular in the season, because we don't get good cauliflower around the year. So I make sure to make this twice in the season.

gobi ki kheer 1                                                           Like every body I will be very busy in mornings, Like making breakfast, and preparing lunch box for hubby. He will pack breakfast and lunch with salad to office. He will have his cereal at home, normally he will have his oats with milk. One fine day I planed to make gobi parathas for hubby's lunch box. I kept the grated cauliflower ready for parathas. One side of the stove I was boiling the milk for oats, instead of adding oats to milk I have added grated cauliflower...... I didn't even realise that time, after five minutes when I pour that in to a serving bowl. Then I boiled another bowl of milk and add oats and made plain parathas. Hubby got one more chance to pull my leg for long...... That day my whole plan was disturbed but a new recipe was born . I made little changes to that disaster and made a proper recipe like this, every body who tasted this till today thay surprised when they came to know the key ingredient and enjoyed it.. check the recipe hear..

Milk   ----  1 ltr (1000 ml)
Cauliflower   ---  1 medium size
Sugar   ----   1 cup (125 gms) or according to your taste you can reduce.
Cardamom  ---  4 powder ( add 2 tea sp of sugar to cardamom and make a fine powder)
Ghee   -----   1 tab sp

1. Wash the cauliflower properly with warm water and grate it. Grate only flower part and leave the stalks.
2. Boil the grated cauliflower for 5 minutes then drain the water and wash for at least 5 times. This helps to remove the smell from the cauliflower.
3. Drain all the water and spread it on a kitchen towel for few minutes.
4. Now start boiling the milk in a low heat.
5. Heat ghee in a pan add grated cauliflower and fry for 2 minutes in a low heat and add this fried cauliflower to boiling milk and cook till milk becomes thick to kheer consistency.
6. Add sugar and cook for five more minutes add cardamom powder and switch off the heat
Let it cool for some time and keep it in the fridge and serve chilled
Or you can serve it warm too
Notes :--
1. You can add 10 gms each cashew, almond and raisins. fry this dry fruits in little ghee and add them to the kheer.
But I feel that these dry fruits dominate the original flavor so I didn't add any dry fruits.
2. Washing the cauliflower for several times is must because it removes any insects in side and remove the pesticides, and also helps to reduce the smell of the cauliflower.
3. I tried this recipe for three time to modify, first when it is a disaster that time I just washed the coliflower and grated, that time we find a little raw smell so seond time I fried the cauliflower in the ghee then it is fine, but for the third time I washed it for 4 to 5 times the fried it it in the ghee and this time it is perfect
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Rumana Rawat said...

Nice and creative recipe..

cookingwithsapana said...

Can't imagine kheer with cauliflower ! I Need some courage to try it.....anyways it looks superb !

Usha said...

Sometimes kitchen disasters do give birth to a new recipe. This is indeed an interesting recipe and never would have imagined making kheer with gobi.

Chef Mireille said...

that is the last vegetable I would ever have thought of to include in a dessert...but sometimes kitchen mistakes end up with us creating the most deliciously unique recipes

Pavani said...

Great recipes are born from cook's mistakes. So you have created a yummy kheer from your mistake :-)
Cauliflower kheer sounds interesting -- will take your word that it tasted great.

Unknown said...

very very interesting and a innovative kheer :) looks fantastic dear !!

Hari Chandana said...

Looks so delicious!!

Archana said...

Here I thought this happened only to me Padma. But this is great recipe.

Srivalli said...

Though I can never imagine serving this to my hubby I surely want to innovative and one would never guess..very nice Padma..

Harini R said...

very innovative..

Padmajha said...

Wow!who can imagine a kheer being born out of cauliflower! Truly a tasty kitchen disaster Padma...