How to make Dates and Rice Kheer -

This is a healthy version of popular rice kheer for it is sweetened with dates and not sugar.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Dates (खजूर), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Dates and Rice Kheer

Dates and Rice Kheer Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Dates and Rice Kheer Recipe

  • Dates chopped 1 cup

  • Rice soaked ¼ cup

  • Milk 4 cups

  • Almonds sliced 5-6 + for garnishing

  • Pistachios sliced 3-4 + for garnishing

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan. Add milk, rice and dates, mix and cook till the rice is fully done.

Step 2

Add almonds and pistachios, stir and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 4

Garnish with almonds and pistachios and serve.

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