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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Kheer (Rice pudding)

Kheer is a traditional Indian sweet dish that is made my using whole milk, rice and sugar. It is one of the most easy to make, rich and delicious sweet dish.


Milk: 3 litres
Rice: 1 cup
Condensed Milk: 100 grams
Cardamom powder: 2 tsp
Sugar: 1/2 cup
Saffron: few strands
Almonds: 10-15 (blanched and sliced)
Pistachios: 1 tsp (crushed)
Ghee or clarified butter: 1 tsp


1. Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes
2. In a heavy bottomed vessel boil milk on a medium flame and after first boil, add rice and keep stirring on low flame until milk reduces in quantity and rice is cooked.
3. Turn off the flame and blend the rice and milk mixture with condensed milk (You can use a hand blender, if available).
4. Keep the mixture again on low flame and add cardamom powder, saffron strands and sugar, stirring continuously for sometime.
5. Pour this in a bowl and let it cool. In a pan, stir fry almonds and pistachios in ghee and pour it over the kheer. Refrigerate for sometime and serve it when its cold.

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