Kheer - The Indian Rice Pudding

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Author Notes: Kheer can be eaten warm, hot or cold so its perfect for any season. Its an Indian favorite dessert and one you will fall in love with!kulsum Kunwa

Makes for 4-5

  • 2 liters whole fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 pieces cardamom pods
  • 1-2 pinch Saffron
  • 1/4 cup almonds and pistachip mix
  1. Soak rice for half an hour. Drain the water completely and grind the rice with 2-3 quick pulse. We don't want to make a rice powder, just break the rice into almost sand like granules.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil and reduce the flame to keep it at slow simmer. Add the rice, saffron and cardamom. Make sure to use a deep bottom pan and crack the cardamom pods.
  3. The milk will start to thicken after 15 minutes. This is the time to add the sugar.
  4. Basically that's it. All you need to do now is keep an eye on the milk and keep stirring it at intervals of 5-6 minutes for next 30-40 minutes.
  5. Once the pudding thickens to your liking garnish with roughly chopped nuts.
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Tags: cardamom, exotic, indian, pudding, rice, rice pudding, saffron

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Annalbu

over 3 years ago AppleAnnie

What is the name of the pastry shown next to the kheer in your photo?

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over 3 years ago kulsum Kunwa

Its called puri. Its a deep fried bread served with kheer to dip and eat. Though you can have a soft puri, I prefer a crisp puri with kheer for the crunch of course. I can give you the recipe if you want, its just a little bit tricky for newbies so didn't mention it here :)

Annalbu

over 3 years ago AppleAnnie

Thank you for this recipe, is the soaked rice to be ground in a food processor?

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over 3 years ago kulsum Kunwa

Yes, a food processor but make sure you don't grind it too much. 2-3 pulse in food processor will be enough. Thank you so much for checking out the recipe :-) I hope your enjoy it

Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Perfect! Yum.

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over 3 years ago kulsum Kunwa

Thank you :)

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over 3 years ago onetribegourmet

Looks Delicious! :)

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over 3 years ago kulsum Kunwa

thanks Sara - its one of my favorites :)