Kheer

Making kheer is now become easy.

People will be enjoying Eid tomorrow so we have made easy to cook their favorite dessert for them.
Here is the Kheer recipe read and make a delicious kheer for you and your family.
Kheer
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A Pakistani rice pudding, Kheer is infused with cardamom and slow cooked for a couple of hours. The end result is nothing short of magical!
Author: Rookie With A Cookie
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Pakistani
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • 4½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup uncooked rice
  • 7 tbsp sugar
  • 4-5 cardamom pods
  • Crushed nuts to garnish (pistachio, cashews, blanched almonds)
Instructions
  1. First, we are going to OVER cook the rice in boiling water for 10-12 minutes, until they get really soft and mushy.
  2. Next, strain the rice and with the back of a fork, mash it well until it resembles oatmeal.
  3. Next, heat up the milk in a stainless steel deep saucepan and let it come to a gentle simmer.
  4. Open the cardamom pods and add it to the milk. (Once Kheer is done, you can simply take out the husk since we’re only using 5 pods.)
  5. Next, add the rice and sugar. The rice will be clumpy but as it cooks, it will break down.
  6. Now on very low heat, cook the Kheer for 3 hours. Make sure you stir every once in a while. The milk will inevitably catch at the bottom so make sure you use a stainless steel pot because if you use a non-stick saucepan, the brown bits will peel off as you stir and distribute throughout the Kheer. That would be gross!
  7. After 3 hours of slow cooking, the Kheer will have thickened. It should fall in little clumps from the spatula (see the video for clarity).
  8. Immediately pour in terracotta bowls and garnish with crushed nuts. The skin that forms on the surface is the BEST part!
  9. Let Kheer cool in serving the dish for 15-20 minutes before serving.
  10. You can keep this in the fridge covered for up to 3 days but who’s even saving for later.

Does depression boost the risk of cancer death?

 

People who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer, researchers said. 

Medical records of more than 160,000 adults in England and Wales showed that those describing themselves as psychologically distressed were more likely to succumb to cancer, especially of the colon, prostate and pancreas.

Leukaemia and cancer of the oesophagus, or food pipe, were also more elevated among this group, they wrote in the BMJ medical journal.

The researchers were cautious in their conclusions, pointing out that a statistical link does not necessarily signify a cause-and-effect relationship between mood and cancer. But the findings add to growing evidence that mental and physical health do not function on separate planes, and that one can influence the other, they said.

Earlier research, for example, showed that chronic depression and anxiety may help trigger heart disease and stroke. But attempts to discern similar links between states of mind and cancer have yielded mixed results.

To find out more, a quartet of researchers led by David Batty of University College London examined raw data from 16 long-term studies, covering 163,363 people aged 16 and over.

Participants were monitored for an average of nearly a decade. More than 4,300 died of cancer. The team sifted through raw data on psychological distress levels, lifestyle habits and cancer incidence.

They searched in particular for evidence of links between stress and cancers related to hormonal changes or lifestyle.

Depression is known to disrupt hormonal balance to the extent of boosting natural cortisone concentrations and inhibiting DNA repair mechanisms, both of which weaken cancer defences.

It is also well established that people who are down in the dumps are more likely to smoke, drink and become obese – all associated with a higher cancer risk.

The team found that regardless of one’s lifestyle, people who described themselves as depressed were nearly twice as likely to dies of colon cancer, and more than twice of likely to succumb to pancreas or oesophagal cancer. The rate for leukaemia was even higher.

Kashmari Tea

Kashmari Tea

کشمیری چائے

اجزاء:
پتی ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔2کھانے کے چمچے
پانی ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔2کپ
دودھ ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔2کپ
چینی ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔حسب ذائقہ
نمک ۔۔۔۔۔۔ ۔آدھ چائے کا چمچہ

 

Recipe: BBQ Chicken Roll Ups

Recipe: BBQ Chicken Roll Ups

 

Recipe: BBQ Chicken Roll Ups

Dinner in half hour? Is it possible? Well if you make these BBQ Chicken Roll Ups, it is very much possible! This is an easy and quick recipe that is cooked in half an hour. The chicken comes out juice and very flavourful.

Ingredients

Chicken breast — 2, halved from the middle

Mozzarella cheese — ½ cup, shredded or sliced

Red onion — ½ cup, sliced

Ground thyme — ⅓ teaspoon

Paprika — ½ teaspoon

Ground black pepper — ½ teaspoon

Garlic powder — ½ teaspoon

Salt — ½ teaspoon

Barbeque Sauce — a few spoonfuls

Method

Take the halved chicken breasts and pound them, with a parchment paper covering them, until flat. Make sure you don’t tear up the grain. Next, spread a teaspoon of barbeque sauce on one side of the breast. Then add some mozzarella and some red onion slices. Curl it from the edges and roll it up. Secure with a toothpick.

Now make the spice rub by mixing up paprika, ground thyme, garlic powder, ground black pepper, paprika, and salt. Sprinkle the mix and then rub well into the chicken.

Grease a baking pan and place the chicken in it and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Enjoy with fries or potato wedges.