>> Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Well to the viewers of Star Plus - MasterChef India, "Banarasi Kemami Sewai" by Zebi is quite popular and appreciated among everyone. This dessert was shown at the time of audition and it became the big hit of that show. Even I was curious to know the recipe as this was liked by all the judges. I still remember, at that time, like every other fan I've searched the recipe of this dessert in google and to my surprise, you just need to type "Banarasi Ki..." the list "Banarasi Kimami Sewai" appears itself. So, with this u can just imagine how hit was this dessert.
Then later on, Zebi showed the procedure and recipe of this dessert and I was like dancing... "Mom! I'm going to prepare this for diwali... Please please!!" and then after long break she said " Ok Fatto!!!" buaaaaaaaaaaahh... "That was too rude of her"... I mean it!!
Anyways I bookmarked this recipe.. On the day of Diwali, when I started preparing, I found this will be bit less in quantity and then I added plain milk and little condensed milk and with this it became " Bananrasi Kemami Kheer"... :D This dessert is a royal one and with every spoonful of this kheer, you will definitely encounter any of your dry fruits... For one moment, I felt like, whether it is a Sewai Kheer or Dry Fruits Kheer. Well whatever, it was tremendously WOW!!
So here is the recipe, all in one place!!!
1/2 kg Banarsi Sevai (Vermicelli)
1/2 kg Khoya
1 litre Milk
1small can Condensed milk
1 1/2 kg Sugar
3-4 tbsp Pure ghee (clarified butter)
3 drops Kevra essence (Pandanus flower essence)
10 pieces Green cardamom
1 piece Nutmeg (jaifal)
100 g Makhana (fox nut) chopped
1 tbsp dry Coconut, chopped
100 g Cashewnut
100 g Almond, chopped
100 g Raisins
In a pan add ghee and roast the sewai till brown. Add sugar, water, khoya and 1 cup milk to a pan and bring to a boil till you get a four string consistency.
Shallow-fry the dry fruits in oil. Add the roasted sewai to the dry fruits and sugar syrup. Also, pour the remaining milk and condensed milk.
Cook on a slow flame till you get the desired consistency. Remove from heat and then add kewra essence (3 drops) in the mix. Season with cardamom powder and nutmeg powder, rest it for 4 minutes. Decorate fried dry fruits before serving.
-> You can use regular sewai, if Banarasi sewai is unavailable.
-> Adjust quantity of sugar and ghee, as per taste.
-> You can adjust quantity of any ingredient as per your taste and calorie intake limit, coz this is dessert is a reserve of high-high calories. So, if you are on a diet-watch, better change your diet chart.... :P Seriously, how can someone resist such a yummilicous and sinful dessert...
This post goes to Torview's "Food Palette Series - White" event.
Also, to Aipi and Priya's Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday - Volume 21.