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Recipe: Kheer (Indian rice pudding)

Posted on 8 December, 2013 by Indian Food Tour in Delhi in Indian food, Recipe

Kheer (Indian rice pudding)

Recipe serves 4 to 6


  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar according to taste
  • A pinch of saffron
  • Pinch of crushed cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons sliced dry fruits
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)


  • Wash rice by changing water until the water is clear.
  • Melt ghee in a frying pan on medium flame.
  • Add rice and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add milk and cook until the rice is tender and the milk is creamy and reduced to about half. Stir often to ensure the milk does not burn.
  • Add sugar, saffron, cardamom powder, dry fruits and let simmer for a few more minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool a bit. As kheer cools, it becomes thicker in texture.
  • Kheer can be served chilled or warm.

Posted by Indian Food Tour in Delhi


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