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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kaju Kheer

Kaju Kheer was the first sweet dish that I ever made . It's so simple and easy to make that you can barely go wrong; and it tastes just out of the world!!!! If you are a cashew lover like my husband Naveen, this is THE recipe for you! But again, this one is high on calories too..... Calorie watchers-You might wanna have just a spoon of it and let the others relish the rest!!! :-)


1.5 cups Cashew, soaked in water over night
1/2 gallon Whole Milk
2 cups Sugar
5-6 Almonds/raisins/cashews for garnishing
4-5 Saffron strands

  1. Drain the water from the soaked cashew and grind it with some milk to a smooth paste and keep aside. Let the paste be as smooth as possible.

  2. Take the saffron strands in a small bowl and add 3-4 spoons of warm milk to it; keep aside for a while.

  3. Take the rest of the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and boil on stove. Stir continuously until the quantity is reduced to about 3/4 the original quantity.

  4. Add sugar and the cashew paste. Stir continuously while adding the paste so that no lumps are formed. You can add more sugar if needed as per your taste.

  5. Boil on low heat until the required consistency is obtained. Note: Let the consistency be a little thinner than what you actually desire. The kheer will thicken as it cools down.

  6. Pour into individual serving bowls. Pour the saffron milk and strands over it. Garnish with chopped almond/cashew pieces and serve hot.

Tip: If lumps are formed after adding the cashew paste, do not worry. Let it cool down; blend the whole mixture in a blender and start boiling it again. This should work.....


Seema Bhat said...

Kaju kheer looks out of the world. When it comes to such yummy dishes I just forget about my waist line ;-).
Loved it.

Shimogait said...

I should have visited to ur place while I was in Carolina!!!

I am hungry now....

Problem is I don't get here all the required stuff. I guess visitin ur place is a better option than making it on my own... Keep up the good work.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


You should have come over Bhatta. Anyway, theres always a next time! :)

Unknown said...

hey ramya, thanks for adding my blog to your bloglist, I am also adding you as your's is too good to be added !

Unknown said...

hey u know what ramya, I keep visiting your blog just to see this pic of Kaju Kheer....wish I was somewhere near your place when u had made it:) .....i am quiet busy now as we r moving from boston to connecticut...hopefully i will make it when I get settled down there....

Ramya's Mane Adige said...


Glad you like it so much, Roopa :). Come over sometime and I'll definitely make it for u :)