Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Garvanu - Wheat Flour Kheer

GarvaNu is a kheer from South Gujarat. The secret of making a good GarvaNu is roasting wheat flour on the lowest possible flame till it is pinkish/light brownish. The aroma and flavor given by that roasted flour is amazing. This kheer is not meant to be cloyingly sweet. But you can adjust the amount of jaggery or sugar per your sweet tooth.

Wheat Flour Pudding
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp jaggery grated or brown sugar (or per taste)
2 cardamoms, peeled & crushed
1 cup milk (Skim OK)

1. Add wheat flour to a small nonstick saucepan. Saute on a low flame till nice aroma fills the kitchen. Keep on sauteing till the wheat flour turns pinkish or light brown.
2. Take off the gas. Let it cool down completely. This step is important else the kheer will become a dough!!
3. After the roasted flour is completely cold, add cold milk slowly. Stir with a whisk or a fork so there are no lumps.
4. Keep the saucepan on a low flame. Add jaggery or brown sugar & crushed cardamoms.
5. Keep stirring till the mixture comes to a gentle boil. The consistency of this kheer is like semi-set pudding. So it should neither be too thick like shira not too thin like milk.
6. Take off the gas. Serve warm.
Note -
1. I did not use ghee in the above recipe. But you can roast the wheat flour in 1 tbsp ghee if you like.
2. I added some doodh masala just for taking the picture/photo. It is not really needed!:-D

This goes to Mythreyee's Sweet Series: Rice/Wheat.


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