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Kheer: Indian Rice Pudding

Kheer_Indian_Rice_Pudding_1 Wish you all “A Happy Christmas and A Prosperous New year”.

Kheer is a famous north Indian dessert. It resembles to south Indian Payasam (in Tamil), if it is little watery. It is a rice pudding that tastes divine with the sweetness of milk.

Here I have prepared Kheer by using milk, sugar, rice and nuts (without using ghee).


  • Milk – 1000 ml
  • Condensed milk (one tin) – 400 gm
  • Sugar –½ cup (adjust as per taste)
  • Basmati rice or any rice – ½ cup
  • Almonds – 15 to 20 no
  • Cashew nut – 10 to 15 no
  • Pistachio – one heaped tablespoon
  • Raisins – one heaped tablespoon
  • Cardamom – 5 no
  • Saffron strings – few (optional)

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  • Pressure cook rice nicely with ¾ cup of water plus ¾ cup of milk; mash it well after cooking.

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  • Meanwhile boil remaining milk in a thick wide pan; chop almonds, cashew nuts and pistachio; powder the cardamom.

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  • When milk is reduced to half in volume, add condensed milk and cook for few minutes; add sugar and cook for few minutes.

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  • Add mashed rice, saffron strings; stir uniformly till the mix is semi solid (stir cautiously to avoid browning/sticky rice at the bottom of the pan); add chopped nuts, cardamom powder and cook for few more minutes.

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  • Stir in low flame and remove when kheer is little loose (because after some time this will become thick).


  • Serve hot or cold.



  • Basmati rice is used to give rich taste and flavour.
  • Saffron helps to give golden colour to kheer.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Swathi December 26, 2010, 12:19 am

    Kheer looks delicious

    Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy holidays.

  • Priya sreeram December 26, 2010, 5:55 pm

    yummy , looks inviting !

  • viji December 31, 2010, 12:01 pm

    very nice recipe thank u Happy new year

  • Eshwari April 10, 2011, 10:30 am

    super !!!yummy kheer

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