Indian Kesar Kheer (Chia "rice" pudding with saffron and pistachios)
I ADORE Indian sweets and milky desserts! This one is a near replica of the original flavor!
1 cup of cashews, soaked about an hour
2 cups of water
1 green cardamon pod
1/4 of an inch of a cinnamon stick
pinch of saffron
vanilla bean or extract, about 1 tsp
2-3 tablespoons of agave
1/4 c chia seeds
pistachios for garnish
Throw everything but the chia and pistachios in the Vitamix and blend til it's yellow and liquified.
Put chia seeds in a big bowl.
Pour saffron 'milk' over the chia and stir.
Refrigerate about an hour or overnight.
Garnish with pistachios (rose petals could be used, too) and eat.