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Lohri Special: Sugarcane Juice Kheer

Updated on July 17, 2018
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Today is Lohri - a popular harvest festival in the lively state of Punjab, India. A bonfire is lit at night and til, peanuts, popcorn and other food items are offered to the fire. People perform prayers and go around the fire as a mark of respect to the natural element of fire. Guests are offered til, gachchak, gur, peanuts and popcorn as per the tradition. People sit around the bonfire, sing and dance till the fire dies out.

Traditional food during Lohri is Sarson da saag with makki di roti , til rice which is made by mixing jaggery,til (sesame seeds) & rice and sugarcane juice kheer.

Sugarcane Juice Kheer

Sugarcane Kheer is a speciality of Punjab. This dish can only be prepared when fresh sugarcane juice is available in market.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves four persons

Ingredients

  • 1 litre Fresh sugar cane juice
  • 0.5 litre Full fat milk
  • 0.5 cup Rice washed & soaked for 15 minutes
  • A pinch Cardamom powder
  • 5-6 tablespoons Fresh grated coconut
  • 8-10 Cashewnuts
  • 8-10 Almonds
  • One tablespoon Raisins

Method

  1. Heat the sugarcane juice in a pan. Use a heavy bottom pan. Stir intermittently .
  2. Boil juice for around 10 minutes on a low flame. Then add half the milk.
  3. Wash the rice and add it to the sugarcane juice. You can also soak the rice for about 15 minutes before adding to the juice.
  4. Turn down heat to a simmer. Cook on low heat till you have reached a smooth consistency. It will take about 20 minutes. Keep stirring in between. Add remaining milk .
  5. Now add grated coconut, cardamom powder, cashew nut and almonds to it, mix it well. Add raisins.
  6. Turn off the gas when the mixture becomes thick in consistency. Let it cool to room temperature.
  7. Sugarcane juice kheer is ready. Take it out in a big bowl and garnish with cashew nuts and almonds.
  8. Refrigerate and serve cold.
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Happy Lohri - Sundar Mundariye - Veer Zaara

© 2016 Shaloo Walia

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    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 months ago from India

      @Lawrence this delicacy is not very common and is generally prepared on the festive occasion of Lohri. I am sure you will like it!

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      2 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      I've had Sugarcane as a drink before, but never as a food, this sounds delicious.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Thank you Deb. Indian culture is quite in terms of traditions, festivals and food.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I adore your introductions to your culture and your foods. Thanks for teaching me this.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Thank you Manatita! Even I didn't go to the gurudwara as it had been raining here throughout the morning. But the celebration continued at night with the chatting and singing along with the neighbors around the bonfire followed by sumptuous dinner.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Nice, really enjoyable dancing. Timely Hub and with lovely food. I wanted to go to the Gurdwara post Rajan's wonderful Hub, but I missed it because it fell on a Wednesday, and I very rarely sacrifice my Centre meditation.

      Still, I feel the spirit here in your charming Hub. Excellent!

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      It was my pleasure Dora. Lohri is an important festival for us.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Thank you Dana!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Swali, thank you for introducing the festival and the food. Cold and sweet--sounds interesting!

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      Dana Tate 

      2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Interesting article. Thank you for sharing.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      @Rajan happy lohri to you and your family!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Roh wale chawal and kheer sure is a must eat at this time. Thanks for sharing this recipe and Happy Lohri.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      @Bill Lohri is the first festival of the year for us. And Sugarcane Juice Kheer is made in the households as per tradition- the only time I get to eat this in the year :)

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Happy Lohri dear Surabhi! I am a hardcore Punjabi for sure! I am at the lohri celebrations in my neighborhood. Will check out the link you shared once I get back home.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't usually read recipe and food articles. Having said that, I enjoy reading about foods I've never heard of...thank you for the education.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      I just love this! Thank you... thank you! We are celebrating Lohri tomorrow here in Toronto, Canada. Saaddi Punjabi boliyaan da ki kehna! That's my favourite scene from Veer Zaara. I also like the other Pujabi Lohri song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjxVSmyYdhY

      So glad to know a hard core Punjabi (he he). Oyeee Balle Balle...! Let's do bhangra, Shaloo. Ha ha - now I really feel like dancing! Yumm to the delicious deserts (nom nom nom) :)

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