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Jhangora Kheer Cheesecake: A Fusion Delight


Jhangora Kheer Cheesecake is a delightful fusion dessert that combines the traditional flavors of Jhangora Kheer, a millet-based Indian pudding, with the creaminess of a classic cheesecake. This unique dessert offers a perfect blend of textures and tastes, making it an extraordinary treat for all occasions.

 

What is Jhangora Kheer Cheese cake

Originating from the rich culinary heritage of India, Jhangora Kheer is a popular dessert made with barnyard millet, milk, and sweeteners. In this creative adaptation, the creamy and fragrant kheer is combined with a luscious cream cheese mixture to create a heavenly dessert that will tantalize your taste buds. Jhangora ki kheer is a traditional Indian dessert made with Jhangora, also known as barnyard millet. It is a type of millet that is commonly used in Indian cuisine, especially in the northern regions of the country. Jhangora ki kheer is a sweet and creamy pudding-like dessert made by simmering the millet with milk, sugar, and aromatic spices like cardamom.


This delectable dessert is popular in the northern states of India, particularly in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The use of millets in traditional recipes is common in these regions due to their availability and nutritional benefits. Jhangora ki kheer is often prepared during festivals, celebrations, and special occasions, as it is considered a comforting and wholesome sweet treat.


The popularity of Jhangora ki kheer extends beyond the northern states and can be found in various regions across India, where it is appreciated for its unique taste and cultural significance. As millets gain recognition for their health benefits and sustainable farming practices, this traditional dessert continues to be cherished and enjoyed by people across the country.

 

 


Quick and Easy Jhangora Kheer Cheese cake

As a chef, I was intrigued by the idea of blending two beloved desserts into one, and the result was simply delightful. The soft and nutty Jhangora Kheer beautifully complements the velvety richness of the cream cheese, creating a harmonious combination of flavors. The addition of date palm jaggery lends a unique sweetness, adding depth to the overall taste.


The process of making this fusion dessert is surprisingly simple and quick. By sautéing the Jhangora and simmering it in milk, we achieve a lovely pudding-like texture. Whisking together the cream cheese, heavy cream, and sweetener creates a fluffy and smooth mixture. Combining the two components and letting them chill in the fridge allows the flavors to meld and intensify.


For those who enjoy experimenting with traditional recipes, Jhangora Kheer Cheesecake is a delightful way to celebrate the best of both worlds. The end result is a heavenly dessert that will surely impress your family and guests. Enjoy the unique combination of flavors and textures in this fusion delight!



How to make Jhangora Kheer Cheese cake

  1. Let’s start by adding some ghee to a nonstick pan and adding Jhangora to it. 
  2. Sauté the Jhangora for a few minutes, and add the cardamom pods along with 2  full cups of milk.
  3. Let the mixture simmer on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. When the mixture has simmered, add the date palm jaggery as a sweetener to the mixture. You can use any other sweetener of your choice.
  5. Simmer the mixture for an additional 1 to 2 minutes and then remove the pan off the heat. Allow it to cool.
  6. To make the cream cheese mixture, add the cream cheese, heavy cream and the date palm jaggery to a bowl and whisk the entire mixture until fluffy.
  7. Once the kheer mixture has cooled down, we will add it to the cream cheese mixture and mix the two together.
  8. Put the mix into the fridge and let it cool for at least 2 to 4 hours.
  9. Finally, serve the kheer cheesecake and garnish with crushed dry fruits and rose petals.


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Expert Tips

  1. Sauteing the jhangora allows it to absorb the flavors from the ghee and the cardamom pods and helps it fluff up better when the milk is added. 
  2. Use any sweetener of your choice, we have used date palm jaggery as it adds an earthy and natural sweetness along with giving the kheer a light caramel color.
  3. You can adjust the consistency of the final kheer cheesecake by adding more cream cheese to the cream cheese and cream mixture. Add more to have a thicker and set cheesecake and vice versa.

 


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