Friday, October 4, 2013

Kheer (Chawal/Rice Ki Kheer)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time:      45-60 minutes
Serves:                4

Rice:                          50 gms
Whole Milk:              1 liter
Sugar:                       4 tbsp or to taste
Raisins:                     1 tbsp
Chopped Pistachios: 1 tbsp
Chopped Almonds:   1 tbsp
Powdered Cardamom: 1/8 tsp

Cashew Nuts:              20 gms
Saffron:                      A pinch

  1. Pour the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and allow it boil.
  2. Add the rice, and lower the flame to minimum, on large burner.
  3. Allow it to simmer until the quantity of milk is reduced to half of its original quantity.
  4. Keep stirring after every 5 minutes, so that it does not stick to the bottom.
  5. Add sugar and powdered cardamom, mix well and allow it come to boil once .
  6. Turn off the flame.
  7. Add all the dry fruits, Raisin(without water), Pistachios, Almonds and Cashew nuts.
  8. Serve Cold.

Use full cream milk, rather than skimmed/toned milk.
Use a big vessel, so that the milk does not overflow, when it boils.
Have a serving spoon dipped at all times while cooking, this also avoids the milk from overflowing.


  1. Maneesha, I tried it and it turned out to be awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. @Barnali... Let me know, whenever you come to B'lore :-)
    The pleasure would be mine..