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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Whole Wheat Pudding a.k.a. Chuna


Those of you who follow Indian traditions might be aware of Akshya Tritiya(an auspicious day for Hindus, also known as Akha Teej) which is soon approaching so I included whole wheat in my grocery list for this weekend shopping. On this day we make Khichdi using whole(Akha) wheat and moong, but while I wait for Akshay Tritiya I decided to make another traditional Rajasthani dish called chuna(not really sure why it is called so...). Usually it is prepared with the left over whole wheat after Akha Teej but my sweet tooth led me to reverse the process :).

Chuna is a kind of pudding made with whole wheat and milk. It is a healthy sweet dish and requires less amount of sugar compared to other sweet dishes or the regular pudding(kheer) we make with rice.


Ingredients:
Whole Wheat : 1/2 Cup
Milk : 4 Cups
Sugar : 6 Tbsp [Add another 1 or 2 Tbsp if you want it sweeter]
Cardamom Powder : 1/4 Tsp
Almonds : 1 Tbsp, cut into slivers [optional]
Saffron : Few Strands

Method:
1. Wash the whole wheat and drain out all the water.
2. Put the wheat into the mixer and press the pulse button few times, you would notice the skin of the wheat coming out. Do this process for few minutes and then let the wheat dry. Rub the dried wheat with hands to remove the skin. Separate the skin from the wheat.
3. Cook the wheat with 1 Cup of water as you would cook rice.
4. Boil milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan and add cooked wheat. Let the mixture simmer in low to medium flame, stir occasional.
5. When the mixture becomes thick and creamy in consistency, add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron. Note: You can add any dry fruit also of your choice, but I prefer not to have any.
6. Cook in low flame for 2-3 minutes(until the extra water from the sugar is evaporated) and turn off the heat.
7. Serve chilled.




Sending this to Priya's "Cooking with Seeds" event and guest hosted by Suma of veggieplatter.
Sending this to Priya's Bookmarked recipe, sourced from my mom's diary and to Lisa's "Sweets for Saturday #11" event.



22 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks delicious...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

So healthy and inviting pudding !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pudding looks wonderfully prepared. I could almost taste the spoonful. Delicious preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reva said...

This is a very tasty preparation ... the presentation is lovely...
Reva

Priya said...

Stunning clicks, beautiful and delicius pudding..

Pavani said...

Pudding looks super delicious. I din't know that whole wheat can be used as a dessert ingredient. Lovely clicks.

divya said...

So healthy and inviting pudding !!

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy and beautifully presented pudding...

Santosh Bangar said...

wonderful and tasty dish

Swathi said...

whole wheat pudding looks creamy and delicious.

aipi said...

A delightful n healthy treat!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

US Masala

SouthindianHome said...

Looks delicious and wonderful

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummylicious! Thanks for bringing the regional fare. I have never tried cooking a sweet with the whole wheat though I do with the cracked wheat. I have bookmarked the recipe. Thanks once again for chosing to send this to my event.

Priya said...

Hi Ankita..

Thanks for ur interest in hosting cooking with seeds event, its seems november is open, are u ok with that month:)..Shall i reserve it for u..pls do let me know dear..

Thanks
Priya

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely pudding -nice recipe

Preety said...

Nice and healthy dessert

cook from doha said...

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Nandini said...

The pudding looks very delicious! Very healthy too!

sangeeta said...

I loved this whole wheat pudding . We make daliya and love that for a breakfast but this one will be creamier i guess...

Lisa said...

This sounds like such a wonderful way to eat healthy and enjoy every bite. It looks just lovely. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your pudding up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-11.html

Smita Srivastava said...

Loved going thru ur wonderful recipes ... loved the bread noodles - truly very very innovative .
Thanks for visiting my space , appreciate your kind comment.

The Weight Watcher said...

new to your blog, and liking everything that i've read so far! This recipe sounds too good to be true- tasty AND healthy, which is usually a tall order for any dessert! Would definitely be trying this out! :)