Sama Kheer ( Barnyard Millet pudding)
A lovely kheer low on milk and sugar
Quick easy and gets made in a jiffy .
Tastes like phirni.
1/2 cup Sama washed , soaked in water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup milk
2-3 cardamoms crushed
A few strands of saffron
Dry fruit( Almond n pistachio) optional
2 tsps ghee
Soak the Sama for an hour
Heat the water in a pan
Drain the Sama and add it to the boiling water
Start stirring immediately so that it doesn’t form lumps
Lower the flame and let it cook for 8-10 minutes
Add the milk and cook again. Stirring from time to time . Let it thicken .
Now add the sugar. Stir till the sugar is dissolved
As it starts thickening add in the crushed cardamom seeds and saffron .
Add the nuts ( I didn’t use)
Just before serving mix in the ghee. ( optional). But it is amazing with a dash of ghee.
It can be had hot or cold on its own or with fresh curd.