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Kheer- A Yummy Dessert

Updated on October 3, 2013


Kheer is a traditional rice pudding of South Asian sweet dish. It is cooked specially in festivals, occasions and feasts. In India it is also used as Prasad (God’s bhog). It is quick and easy to cook. And in taste, it is delicious, yummy and mouth-watering. It is a cheaper dessert and your need only rice, milk and sugar to cook it. That’s why it is very famous in all over India.

From health point of view, it is very nutritious and beneficial for health. As the main ingredient of kheer is milk. Milk is a rich source of Calcium, Protein, Phosphorous and Magnesium that is necessary for teeth and bone. So it is a nutritious dish that is full of health benefits.

In Hindu mythology, kheer is supposed as the favorite food for God to serve. It is liked by Durga Maa's all forms (swarups). It is one of the most popular serving dish to God.

It is really quick and easy to cook. To increase the taste one can add dry fruits as much as one want for example cashew, raisins, almonds, dry coconut, Pista, saffron etc. According to taste, it can be cooked more till it become more thick. Many people cook it for hours so that it become more thick.

Try once, certainly you will love it.

4 stars from 1 rating of Kheer- Rich Rice Puddding

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves four people 4 ounce of Kheer


  • 3 cups Rice, soaked
  • 1 kg Milk
  • 4 tbs Sugar
  • Coconut, chopped
  • Saffron
  • Cardamom
  • Almonds
  • Cashew nuts
  • Raisins

Directions for Kheer

  1. First soak rice in water for 10 minutes
  2. Then heat the pan. Put some oil in it and heat again.
  3. Put 2 3 cardamom and fry it for a few seconds.
  4. Now add rice and fry it till it turns to golden in color.
  5. Boil the milk.
  6. Add sugar to milk and let it be boiled till it become very thick (almost half of its quantity).
  7. Add rice to the milk.
  8. Cook it for 5 minutes.
  9. Now pour it into service bowl.
  10. Garnish it with almonds, raisins, saffron and cashew nuts.
  11. Your Kheer is ready to serve.


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    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Thanks Vesapawoolf for your kind visit. These dry fruits increases the taste.

    • vespawoolf profile image


      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      Peruvians make rice pudding, too, but I like your version with cardamom, saffron, cashews and coconut! I look forward to trying kheer. Thank you!

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Thanks Vinaya. I am too fond of KHEER.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Kheer and roti is my favorite dish.

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Sure archana

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      thanks livingpah2004

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      thanks Hummingbird for your visit and comment.

    • anupma profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      6 years ago from India

      Right Vin, I also don't like much sweet. it is also harmful for health

    • Vin Chauhun profile image

      Vin Chauhun 

      6 years ago from Durban

      it sure is delicious, very popular on certain occasions and Diwali........the cashewnuts make it even more yum-yum :)......i don't like it when its too sweet....

    • Hummingbird5356 profile image


      6 years ago

      I like Indian food and this looks tasty.

    • livingpah2004 profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing. I love kheer.

    • archana srivastav profile image

      archana srivastav 

      6 years ago



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