Gavha Chi Kheer

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - bharda
  • 1/2 cup - jaggery or sugar
  • 1 small fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp - roasted, ground poppy seeds
  • 1 to 2 cardamoms

How to Make Gavha Chi Kheer

  • Soak the bharda in 2 cups of water the day before you plan to cook it.
  • To cook, place it in a pressure cooker pan and add a little water to it.
  • Cook in the pressure cooker (up to 3 whistles) till the wheat is soft and plump.
  • It is possible to cook the bharda in an open pan, over a low flame, on the stove.
  • Remember that this will take considerably longer and you should maintain enough water in the pan so the wheat will not stick to the bottom or burn.
  • When the bharda is cooked, remove the pan from the cooker (if cooking on the stove then reduce the heat).
  • Mix the wheat thoroughly while hot, with the jaggery, coconut, poppy seed powder and cardamom.
  • Stir till the sweetener is completely dissolved.
  • Serve hot or cold, plain or mixed with some milk.
  • For the richer variation, pour in 1- 1.5 cup milk to the bharda when adding the jaggery.
  • Cook over low heat till the milk reduces to a thick consistency that resembles condensed milk.