‘Kheer’ as it is called in North India and ‘Payasam’ in South, is one of the most popular Indian dessert.You must have seen it labeled as ‘Rice pudding’ at Indian restaurant.It is must have for any festive occasion and at the same time quite simply a dessert for just another day. Last weekend,i was hanging out with my parents at google.Among many things we talked, I asked them why kheer is so popular in India?This is what i learnt from our conversation. Rice grows in abundence in India and parallel goes the dairy business.My grandparents farm rice as one of their main crop and also have cows and oxen. So rice and milk is easily available to people.In old days sweet (dessert )shops were non-existant in villages and even now in remote villages it is that way.So ‘kheer’ is easy and cheap dessert,afforadable to most.Indian homes do not have conventional baking oven like US.So stove top dessert is the way to go. ‘Rice’ (not parboiled)is treasured crop.It is common to...Read More
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