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Kheer (Rice Pudding)


35 min

Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Kheer (Rice Pudding) Photo 1


Ice cream


35 min


4 persons




4.00 rating-star (204)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This is a very flavorful Indian rice pudding. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!


  • coconut milk: 2 cups
  • milk: 2 cups
  • white sugar: 3 Tbsp
  • Basmati rice: 0.5 cup
  • raisins: 0.25 cup
  • ground cardamom: 0.5 tsp
  • rose water (Optional): 0.5 tsp
  • sliced almonds, toasted: 0.25 cup
  • chopped pistachio nuts: 0.25 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. Bring the coconut milk, milk and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan. Add Basmati rice, and simmer over low heat until the mixture thickens and the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
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  2. Stir in the raisins, cardamom and rose water, and cook for a few more minutes. Ladle into serving bowls, and garnish with almonds and pistachios.
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History of the Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Kheer is a classic Indian dessert that has been enjoyed for thousands of years. It is believed to have originated in the Indian subcontinent, where rice is a staple ingredient. Kheer is traditionally made during festivals and special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and religious ceremonies. It is a sweet and creamy rice pudding that is flavored with cardamom, saffron, or rose water.

Tips and Tricks for Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe

Kheer is a very easy and quick dessert to make, but there are a few tips and tricks that can make it even more delicious.

  1. Use Basmati rice: This variety of rice has a unique aroma that complements the other flavors in the kheer.

  2. Soak the rice: Soaking the rice for half an hour before cooking helps it cook faster and makes it more tender.

  3. Use a heavy-bottomed pot: A heavy-bottomed pot prevents the milk from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pot.

  4. Add sugar gradually: Adding sugar gradually as the rice cooks helps it dissolve completely and evenly distributed.

  5. Be patient: Kheer needs to cook low and slow until the rice is tender and the milk thickens.

Tips for presenting the dish

Kheer can be served hot, warm or cold, depending on personal preference. When serving, garnish the kheer with toasted almonds, chopped pistachios, and a sprinkle of saffron strands or rose petals for color and flavor. You can also serve it in a traditional clay pot or a decorative bowl to add a touch of elegance. Enjoy!

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