How to make Kheer -

Rice pudding with dry fruits

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम)

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Desserts


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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kheer Recipe

  • Basmati rice 1/2 cup

  • Almonds 6-8

  • Pistachios 6-8

  • Raisins 8-10

  • Milk 1 litre

  • Sugar 3/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) 5-6

  • Silver warq to garnish


Step 1

Wash and soak the rice in one cup of water for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Drain, remove on an absorbent paper and pat dry using a muslin cloth. Grind it to a coarse powder.

Step 3

Blanch almonds and pistachios in one cup of hot water for five minutes. Drain, peel and cut them into slivers.

Step 4

Soak raisins in one-fourth cup water for ten to fifteen minutes, drain.

Step 5

Heat the milk in a thick-bottomed pan and bring it to a boil.

Step 6

Add the rice powder and sugar and cook on low heat till the rice is half done.

Step 7

Add the green cardamom powder, saffron, nuts and allow to simmer on low heat till the rice is cooked and the mixture is thick Remove from heat, allow to cool a little, stir in the raisins and transfer into small clay bowls.

Step 8

Garnish with silver varq and serve chilled.

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