It is summer and it is the Mango season. So, let us make some dishes with the sweet Mangoes available at this time. And one such is the Mango Vermicelli Kheer – a South Indian Recipe. There are many ways of making this yummy Kheer and let us see one such Kheer. It is a very yummy, smooth dessert – best if served chilled.
Ghee – 1 tsp
Vermicelli (Semiya) – 1/3 cup
Milk – 300 ml
Sugar – ¼ cup
Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
Pistachio, Cashews and Raisins – 2 tbsp each (chopped)
Mangoes – 2 (Sweet Variety)
Use a heavy Kadai to roast the Vermicelli since the Vermicelli is likely to become dark quickly while roasting and heavy Kadai will help in avoiding the Vermicelli from becoming dark easily.
Heat a tsp of Ghee in the Kadai. Roast the Vermicelli in it in low flame till the Vermicelli turns slightly golden.
Add a cup of water. Cook till the Vermicelli turns soft. Keep stirring in between, else the vermicelli may form lumps or stick to the bottom of the Kadai.
Add Milk. Allow everything to come to boil. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add Sugar, Cardamom Powder & half the quantity of the chopped dry fruits. (Chopped dry fruits are optional, you can skip them also. The Kheer will be delicious without the dry fruits also. Dry fruits make it more delicious). Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
In the meanwhile, peel one sweet Mango (like Alphonso Mango) and cut it into small cubes. Cut another one and blend to a fine puree without adding any water. You can serve the Kheer in two ways.
Fill ¾ cup of a serving glass with the cooked Vermicelli Kheer. Add 3 to 4 tbsp of Mango puree. Top with the Mango cubes. Garnish with dry fruits.
Add the remaining Mango Puree to the balance Vermicelli Kheer in the vessel and mix well. Add a part of the Mango cubes and mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with the remaining Mango Cubes. And dry fruits. Serve chilled.
Select sweet and non -fibrous variety of Mangoes for this Kheer
Adjust quantity of Sugar as per your preference as well as the sweetness of Mango used.
This dish is best served in medium thick consistency. But, if you prefer it to be thin, you can add boiled and then chilled Milk.