Wednesday, September 17, 2014

khabeesa ~ Omani Dish


Khabeesa is a Oman breakfast dish served on eid days{acc. to wiki}. This dish is simple to make & delicious in taste. This is similar to the India puddings like vermicelli payasam, godhsambu payasam or the traditional kheer dish we make. You can get the flavors of cardamoms & rose water in every bite of this dish. Rose water always made me feel unpleasant when used in cooking. Thought this would be the same, but surprisingly I was happy with taste & smell of rose water in it. So below comes the recipe for Khabeesa, enjoy it. 
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Adapted from here. Prep Time-2mins | Cook Time-15mins | Serves-2people
2Cups milk
1/4Cup condensed milk
1/2Cup sooji/semolina
1/2Tsp cardamom powder
1Tbs rose water
Few saffron string
2Tbs butter
Fried cashew for topping
- Heat a wide pan & to that add semolina along with milk. {If you add the milk at once semolina might crumble, to avoid that add little by little of milk while stirring semolina.}
- Bring them to boil & later add in condensed milk, cardamom powder, rose water, saffron strings & butter. 
- Mix them well & cook till semolina is cooked perfectly. Switch off heat. 
- Serve warm with cashews on top. 
- Stir the pudding once in a while as it avoids forming lumps. 
- Sweet was just perfect in this dish. Add another 2tbs if you have a sweet tooth. 
- I fried cashews in butter before adding to the pudding.
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  1. The porridge is such a simple dish. Like how this one is flavored with both saffron and rose water.

  2. I was wondering how rose water would taste in this pudding. Nice pudding, similar to sooji halwa.

  3. Delicious and lovely looking khabeesa. Wonderfully prepared.

  4. This is such a delicious dish to serve..nicely presented.

  5. U guys are tempting me to make this khabeesa, would love to have a bowl.

  6. good you mentioned on your experience of using rose water, it does move me a bit , will take your word and picture as a proof of it being good

  7. Omg all you khabeesas have tempted me :) so well made khabeesa and make me drool over !! glad that you liked the rose water smell in it , am a fan of the flavor from rose water :)

  8. Khabeesa seems to be the dish of the day. It looks creamy and flavorful.

  9. Same pinch. I made the same dish :-) I was initially skeptical with all the flavorings that went in, but was pleasantly surprised how good it turned out.

  10. Same pinch, i also amde the same dish. :)
    Loved this yummy and simple dish.

  11. yet another delciious looking version of this dish

  12. Nice version of the dish.Pics are tempting...

  13. Delicious. If the recipe did not convince me the pics did.