Festivals and festivities are particularly prevalent in Nepal because it is a country rich in culture and traditions. Whether it's a special event like Mother's Day or a celebration like Vijaya Dashami. Nepalis are equally enthusiastic about these celebrations. We celebrate Shawan 15 as Kheer Khane Din in Nepali calendar every year, among other things. As a result, this day and the food holds a significance.
In Nepali culture, kheer, or rice pudding, is a traditional feature of festivities and ceremonies. Because it is rice cooked in milk, it is considered a pure meal or food in Nepal. We serve and eat kheer at a variety of events, from weddings to funerals. It's usually served with Puri or Sel as a dessert or side dish.
The procedure for producing kheer is not difficult. To create it, all you need is a saucepan, some milk, rice, and sugar, as well as some dry fruits or nuts (raisins, coconuts, cashew, pistachio, almond), and even cardamom. Begin by heating milk in a pot over high heat. Bring the milk to a boil. The rice grains should next be properly washed two to three times. Pour the rice grains into the pot after the milk has thickened and begun to condense, and cook over medium heat. You can alternatively cook the rice separately and then combine it with the boiled milk.
You should keep an eye on the rice. Rice should be stirred constantly to avoid sticking to the bottom of the saucepan or burning. You'll notice that the rice begins to absorb the milk. After a while, add the sugar and stir thoroughly to incorporate it into the rice and milk. At this stage, you can stop and prepare a plain kheer. To add flavor, add some chopped dry fruits or nuts to the kheer. Stir well five minutes before turning off the gas after adding the nuts. Your kheer is ready when the mixture has thickened. Turn the gas off and let it cool and you are ready to eat it.
Paddy farming is a joyous occasion in Nepal. For farmers in Nepal, the months of Asar and Shawan are designated as rice harvesting seasons. Men and women from many walks of life labor together to plant the seedlings and pray for a fruitful crop.
They celebrate the start of the harvest season with dahi and chiura on Asar 15. On Shawan 15, the harvest period concludes, and they offer Kheer as prasad (holy offering) to the deities while also enjoying themselves. Kheer khane Din is a celebration of Nepalese farmers' achievements. This dish is commonly used as a holy offering during religious rites and rituals. During family parties and get-togethers, it is frequently offered as a sweet dish. Kheer is a popular dish among people of all ages. Some people like to eat it when it is warm while some like it chilled.
In Marcopolo, we also serve authentic Nepali Kheer to our customers. Our delectable sweet kheer will satisfy your sweet craving, and you won't have to wait until Shawan 15 to enjoy it.