Custard Apple Kheer

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Custard Apple Kheer is an exotic dessert. It is creamy and tasty, ideal to prepare on festive days.

Custard Apple or Cherimoya is a tropical fruit. Commonly known as Sitaphal, it is  green, round or conical with scaly skin. The pulp is creamy and sweet, thus it is also called as Sweet Apple.  It is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals.

The fruit is best eaten chilled, the pulp is eaten and both the seed and the skin are discarded. Keep the unripe fruit at room temperature, once it ripens, put it in the refrigerator and consume within 3-4 days.

Nutrients in Custard Apple:

It has significant quantities of Vitamin C, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and dietary fibre. Despite its high sweetness, it has low glycemic index.

Benefits of Custard Apple:

  • It is rich in anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C and carotenoids.
  • The Vitamin B6 present in it helps to prevent depression.
  • Custard Apple is rich in anti-oxidant lutein, this will help to maintain good vision.
  • It is rich in flavonoid anti-oxidants that hep prevent the growth of cancer cells.

Custard Apple Kheer

What is Kheer?

Kheer is a milk based  sweet pudding from Indian sub-continent. It is usually prepared during festivals. Earlier, Kheer referred to the rice kheer, prominently prepared in most households. But today, different versions of Kheer are made.

Festive Seaon: Navratri

Navratri, festival of nine nights begins from tomorrow. Goddess Durga is worshipped with utmost faith and reverence. Many people fast during these nine days while others celebrate the festival. The tenth day is Dasara.

About the event:

This post is part of the Navratri Fasting Recipes at Healthy Wellthy Cuisines. It is a fortnightly event we cherish joining together. Here are the other recipes

Custard Apple Kheer Recipe

Ingredients:                     Measurement used: 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 3 cup full fat milk
  • 2 custard apple
  • 10 almonds
  • a few strands of saffron
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
Method:
  1. Remove the pulp of the custard apple. Discard the seeds and the skin.
  2. Boil milk in a thick bottom pan. Put saffron to it.
  3. Grind almonds and put the powder to it. Stir it.
  4. Once the milk has reduced, put the fruit pulp to it. Stir and cook for sometime.
  5. Put sugar and allow to cook for a minute.
  6. Finally, add cardamom powder and turn off the stove.
  7. Serve chilled.
Take a tip:
  • To remove the seeds, take the pulp in a bowl and gently squeeze the pulp out from each seed.
  • No need to soak the almonds, grind them to a coarse powder and put in the milk to boil. It imparts a good flavour to the dessert.
  • The quantity of sugar depends on the sweetness of the fruit. Reduce the quantity if the fruit is very sweet.
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Custard Apple Kheer

Custard Apple Kheer is creamy and tasty. It is ideal to serve for any occasion.
Course

Dessert
Cuisine

Indian
Keyword

classic dessert, custard apple kheer, milk based sweets, sitaphal kheer

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3
    cup
    full fat milk
  • 2
    custard apple
  • 10
    almonds
  • a few strands of saffron
  • 3
    tablespoon
    sugar
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    cardamom powder

Instructions

  1. Remove the pulp of the custard apple. Remove the seeds and mash it.
  2. Boil milk in a thick bottom pan. Put saffron to it.
  3. Grind almonds and put the powder to it. Stir it.
  4. Once the milk has reduced, put the fruit pulp to it. Stir and cook for sometime.
  5. Put sugar and allow to cook for a minute.
  6. Finally, add cardamom powder and turn off the stove.
  7. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • To remove the seeds, take the pulp in a bowl and gently squeeze the pulp out from each seed.
  • No need to soak the almonds, grind them to a coarse powder and put in the milk to boil. It imparts a good flavour to the dessert.
  • The quantity of sugar depends on the sweetness of the fruit. Reduce the quantity if the fruit is very sweet. 

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