Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chunna- Husked Wheat Pudding

Hope you had a fantastic start to 2011...Wishing you all a great year ahead with loads of success and happiness.


We are looking forward to this year very much, have some very interesting things coming up this year and are very excited. Also hope that this year will be a very good one for the taste buds and the culinary creativity.

The first recipe this year is a traditional Rajasthani dish, one of our favourites, and I make it quite often. It's made with husked wheat kernels and milk... it's normally had with sugar and a lot of ghee (clarified butter) - but one can avoid these also. This is a winter dish and tastes absolutely heavenly. To be served piping hot!

Hope you like this dish as much we do :-) 


Ingredients

1 cup - husked wheat kernels 
3/4 cup - water 
4 1/2 cup - low fat milk (may need more) 
1/4 tsp - cardamom powder 
saffron strands 
Add sugar according to taste and a little / loads of ghee according to the waistline :-) while serving the dish. 


Method


  1. Put the wheat kernels and water in a pressure cooker (without closing the lid) and cook for 2 minutes on high flame, stirring continuously. 
  2. Add 3 1/2 cups of milk and mix well. Cover the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle/ring on high flame. 
  3. Lower the heat and pressure cook for 2 whistles/ring. 
  4. Open the lid and transfer the cooked wheat to another metal utensil (the wheat may stick to the bottom, avoid scraping it as it has a burnt taste) 
  5. Place the utensil on a heavy bottomed pan and place the pan on the heat. Add the cardamom powder, saffron strands and 1 cup of milk and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the wheat kernels are soft, stirring continuously. (take care that it doesn't stick to the bottom) 
  6. Add the ghee and sugar and serve hot. 
  7. You might need to add a little more milk and bring to boil again to correct the consistency, if not serving immediately but later.

Sending this to Jyoti's Winter Warmers


Enjoy!

58 comments:

  1. beautiful mouthwatering clicks .This pudding looks creamy rich and delicious.

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  2. Have a great n prosperous 2011 Rachana!!
    Lovely shots & they just are making me drool.


    US Masala

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  3. What a lovely pudding :-)

    Happy New Year Rachana, all the best for a great 2011!

    XX
    Alessandra

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  4. Absolutely divine!! Just cant wait to have some of it!
    Have a Great Year ahead :-)

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  5. Delicious wheat pudding Rachana. Happy new year to you and your family.

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  6. Happy New Year, dear Rachna. You know what! I just bought a packet of wheat kernels to try out an adai recipe that I came across. Was wondering if I will have to finish the entire packet on adais and then I see your yummy recipe. I'm going to try this and maybe add jaggery syrup as sweetener :-)

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  7. The pudding looks creamy and warming :) Happy new year to you, Rachana!! By the way, I loved the scones so much, I actually made scones yesterday after having meant to for so long :)

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  8. yummy, gr8 clicks n presentation...

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  9. this looks amazing!!

    Happy new year and thanks for sharing such lovely recipes with us!

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  10. Thats really a new recipe to me. Love the creamy texture of the pudding.Happy New year to you and your family

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  11. this is avery good recipe..bookmarked..

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  12. Happy New Year to you too! This pudding looks soo good.

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  13. Wish u and ur family a happy and prosperous 2011..Pudding looks soo creamy and rich..

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  14. looks healthy nd delicious,..;-)

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  15. Healthy and appetizing! Looks inviting!

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  16. Best wishes for a happy and exciting New Year, and I am very much looking forward to all the yummy 2011 recipes!
    This wheat pudding sounds and looks delicious!

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  17. Hey,

    That looks amazing...great photography...:)

    Happy new year to you dear!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  18. Healthy pudding..creamy and delicious..
    Happy New year!

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  19. I have never heard of this but it is a lovely pudding. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  20. Yummy! Wie heißt "husked wheat" auf Deutsch?

    Frohes Neujahr!!
    Angie

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  21. Mouthwatering pudding Rachana,Wishing you and your family a very Happy 2011.

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  22. Happy New Year Rachana. Pudding looks awesome.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. Dear Angie,

    Husked wheat is geschälte Weizen/Weizenschrot auf Deutsch.

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  24. Oh mouth-drooling pudding. Hey husked wheat kernels means Farro ??

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  25. Tempting and mouthwatering pudding...Delicious!!

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  26. Hope it's going to be a great year for you, Rachana! This truly is the perfect yummy winter breakfast.

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  27. This looks so comforting and perfect for winter! What are husked wheat kernals called in hindi?

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  28. Lovely start for this new year,looks awesome rachana....Wish you and your family a very happy new year

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  29. yummy pudding...Happy new year Rachana..!

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  30. Yummy yummy..delicious one..

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  31. This is quite new to me, but looks very delicious !!

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  32. I love this dalia.. Thanks for sending it to my event! Cheers

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  33. I just love this sweet dish..we too make this but with Jagery..Your looks so creamy and yummy.
    Happy new year to you and your family.

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  34. So creamy and yummy! Wishing you and family a Happy and Healthy 2011!

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  35. Un pudding avec les couleurs du soleil ne peut être que délicieux.
    Happy new year and see soon.

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  36. Tempting pudding. Wishing you and family a bright and prosperous Happy new year dear,

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  37. delicious and drool worthy recipe..

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  38. Happy New Year! What a beautiful sweet beginning. next time I go to Jaipur I have to ask for this dish, for I have never had it before.

    Happy Bday to your hubby. A is a Dec bday too :-)

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  39. very tempting recipe Rachana..thank you..
    Tasty appetite

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  40. Delicious pudding .Happy New Year to u and ur family

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  41. It looks amazing! Love the colour and texture! Nice post!

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  42. Dear The Housewife,

    Husked wheat kernels in hindi is kuta hua gehun.

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  43. Hello Rachana,
    Just dropped by to say Thank you.. Tried out the Chyawanprash recipe today and it came out really good:)
    Have a Great week ahead:)

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  44. Absolutely inviting Clicks Rachana..Wheat pudding looks so comforting and delicious..Great start to 2011. Wishing you and ur family a happy ,fun filled , prosperous and sweet 2011.

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  45. Looks delicious. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New year!

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  46. Healthy and delicious pudding..as asusal great click!!

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  47. oh my my that looks so luscious...super yum :)

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  48. Mmm this looks like some serious comfort food to me! I love that you can make it as unhealthy or as healthy as you want depending on the butter/sugar!

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  49. Happy 2011...this pudding is fantastic and comforting to kick start a brand wintery new year :D

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  50. Im a veggie too & i simply loved ur blod...Glad to be following u now!! Do drop into my space sometime...cya..

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  51. What a unique dish-- perfect to begin a new year with! Wish you a very happy 2011, Rachana, and looking forward to more great food on your blog!

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  52. This looks delicious Rachana! Wish you and your family a very happy new year!

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  53. You have a lovely blog Rachana....I'm also Rajasthani and posted this recipe(though little different in prep) last week so was just checking if my recipe shows up on google, when I came across your post!!
    Checkout my version :)

    Ankita Jain
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com/2011/03/whole-wheat-pudding-aka-chuna.html

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