Thursday, 18 July 2013

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Beat the Heat with Gond Katira

Gond katira before soaking

after soaking 

Hi Friends,
Today i am here with a very interesting recipe. It is a sweet dish which can be modified and served to any age group. Few days back i went to a very short break to Punjab where my daughter nose started bleeding due to very hot and humid weather, it happened thrice a day then it scared me so we rushed to the doctor. luckily doctor was at just next door. After medication she got well but few old people around there asked me to give her GONDKATIRA also known as Quatira, Dragon gum, Tragacanth gum, Shiraz gum, gum Elect and Qujah. It has lots of cooling properties and very use full in summers. For more information pls visit Here
I came back Delhi and searched for it and found that its not easily available in the market. You have to search for it. I got it at Rs. 150/- for 100gm only. I heard that it required soaking time for at least 2-3 hours. As i reach home late so i decided to soak it in the office and used my lunch box so that by the time i will reach home i can give it to my daughter. I will provide you step wise pictures so that you clearly have idea how it looks and can be used. while soaking don't mislead by its appearance as it would swell up a lot, i soaked almost 2 tsps and when i reached home it was two bowls full. I got confused so made this kheer for all. it become really too much in quantity. So if trying first time then take only few pieces like marble size 3-4 pieces crush them a bit (don't powder them) and soak in almost one glass of water. would be enough for two (i think so). 

Ingredients:-

Gond Katira- 1 tsp (i used 2 but it was too much)
Milk - half  ltr  (2 full glasses)
Sugar - according to taste 
Cardemom - 2 (optional)
Rose Essence- few drops (optional)
Dry fruits- 2 tsp (optional)


Method:-
Take your ingredients

Boil milk, cardamom seeds, rose essence and sugar

Till reduces a bit and then let it cool down and chill it in fridge
(after cooling i kept it in freezer for 15 minutes)

Now we will see how Gond Katira Looks like

It seems like edible gum but its different

                                    closer shot

Take one glass water a soak in it

 after one hour it was like this
(now i realized that i have soaked too much)



When i reached home then it was like this
I realised that water is less so i shifted it in another vessel and added more water

somewhat similar to ice


I took water and washed it thrice as it has some impurities

Ready to use

Now take your ingredients to assemble

Take some katira in a bowl

Add milk according to the thickness you like 

Add nuts

SERVE




Notes:-

  1. Don't mislead by its size. After soaking it will swell up a lot. 3-4 cadbury gem size pieces are enough for two.
  2. It is said that it is always used in cold milk, juices etc. So never heat it. Boil milk till reduced a bit, cool it then chill it and then mix it with Katira.
  3. You can use condense milk for more tastier kheer as it will be more thick and blend. 
  4. Add sugar according to your taste. But chilled milk need more sugar so taste before mixing it with Katira then use accordingly. 
  5. Using nuts and rose essence is purely optional, you can skip it but it will enhance the taste so i recommend to use it.

HOPE YOU WILL LIKE IT

Love

PariCash

11 comments:

  1. Hi,this is a very interesting recipe,this is the first time I heard about 'Gond Katira',sounds interesting and seems it is something like sago?

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    1. Hi Amy, Even i have heard about this only one week back. its like sago, but sago blends with other liquids but this does not blend that well.

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  2. nvr heard of this... but is this same as badham pisin?
    Event: Dish Name Starts with U

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    1. Hi Akila, i never seen or heard about badaam pisin. I have heard that it is similar to badaam pisin. but both are different things.

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  3. Gond katira these days is famous in westerm countries as chia seeds or sabz beej recommended n breakfast for its fibrous quality,good for constipation also. Also known as falooda seeds used in falooda kulfi

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  4. Gond katira these days is famous in westerm countries as chia seeds or sabz beej recommended n breakfast for its fibrous quality,good for constipation also. Also known as falooda seeds used in falooda kulfi

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  5. it is so interested receipe , i like this very much

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  6. is it okay to have this during pregnancy

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  7. is it okay to have this during pregnancy

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    1. Dear Shipra i am not sure about it. Please consult docter.

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