Apple Kheer

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments – Bethenny Frankel

After one crosses the age of thirty, the body’s metabolism rate starts slowing down. So one has to be conscious about what one is eating. No one would want to add unwanted calories to one’s body and invite ailments. One of the primary culprits for unwanted calories is sugar, it is fat in disguise. So keeping a check on our sugar intake becomes necessary, the less eaten the better. But at the same time, sometimes it gets very difficult to curb or dismiss our sweet cravings. Gladly now that we have sugar free natura, we need not worry any more about unwanted calories, we can now enjoy eating whatever desserts we love eating!

sugarfree-2Sugar free natura is totally safe and is an excellent sugar substitute, that not only gives us the same sweetness as normal sugar but without those unwanted calories. A teaspoon of normal sugar gives us about 20 calories but without any nutritive value whereas Sugar Free Natura gives us the same taste but with negligible calories. I prepared Apple Kheer today using Sugar free Natura and it tasted so delicious, my husband couldn’t stop praising me.

Apple Kheer

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Ingredients
Apples, 2 medium sized
Full Cream Milk, 1 litre
Sugar free Natura, 3 tbspn
Desi ghee, 2 tbsp
Khoya/Mawa 2 tbspns (optional)
Crushed cardamoms, 2
Nuts (almonds, cashews and raisins) for garnishing

Method:
1. First of all, clean the apples by washing them thoroughly. fter patting them dry, peel off their outer skin and cut them into long pieces. (Do cut off the central part containing the seeds). Now grate them and keep aside.

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2. Taking the 1 litre of full cream milk, bring it to boil and then keep on sim flame till it gets reduced to almost half.
3. Now taking a non-stick pan, heat 2 tablespoons of desi ghee and adding the grated apple, saute them over low-medium flame till all the water dries up and the apple gets nicely fried up. This will take about 5-6 minutes.

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4. Then add the sugar free natura to the fried apple and mix nicely and keep stirring for another 4-5 minutes till the sugar gets absorbed by the apple mixture. You will notice a change of colour after the addition of sugar.

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5. Now add the thickened milk that you had reduced to half to the apple mixture and cook over medium flame for another 10-12 minutes or till the kheer thickens up.

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6. Now add crushed cardamoms, the crushed dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts and raisins and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

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Then turn off the flame and let the kheer cool down to room temperature. Once it has come to the room temperature, place it inside the refrigerator for about half an hour.
Apple Kheer can then be served.

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(This post has been written for the “Sugar Free Dessert Challenge”, organised by Sugar free Natura).

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