Rice kheer Recipe (Rice Pudding)

Rice kheer is a traditional sweet dessert made for festivals & occasions.It is very similar to the English Rice Pudding,is easy to make and quite popular in the subcontient.Rice kheer is made with full-cream milk,rice,sugar and cardamon powder.

Flavored with rose water,cardamon powder,nuts.It is the best way to finish off an indian meal.

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What is kheer?

Rice pudding ( Kheer) is a staple dessert of the subcontient region,which is prepared on religious or festivals & celebrations.It is also served as an after meal dessert too.

Kheer is a thick and Rich and creamy mix of fragrant rice,cooked in full cream milk flavored with Rose water,Cardamon powder.It is usally garnished with dried fruit and nuts so add flavor and texture.For festive & celebrations.kheer is often decorated with edible gold and silver leaf called chandi ka vark in hindi/urdu.

Traditional indian sweet dessert made using 3-ingredients like-Rice,Full Cream Milk,Sugar.Other ingredients like flavorings and garnishings can be added to it as well.

In Indian,the term kheer refers to Rice khee however many different versions of kheer can be made.Some of the popular ones are semolina (sooji) kheer.

About This Recipe

Rice kheer which is also known as Chawal ki Kheer is a popular indian sweet that is prepared for occasions and festivals.Bascially rice pudding made with rice,milk,sugar and nuts.

I Learned to make this recipe from mother.For any festivals& celebrations,my mother always make rice kheer.

This kheer is delicious an amazing combination of rice and milk and gets ready in under 60 minutes.

This kheer has a slight brown color due to the use of cardamon powder and looks so beautiful when served as a desssert after you festive meals.It can be called as Indian Rice Pudding to simplify what exactly it is.

Made using full-cream milk,rice,sugar and cardamon.To make it even richers you can add some nuts at the end.

This Rice kheer is,

  • Delicious
  • Rich and creamy
  • Melts in your month
  • Quick & easy
  • Perfect for celebrations dessert


This kheer is also a favorite because it has the ingredients which are always available at home.

The ingredients required to make this Rice kheer are,

Milk-Use full Cream milk to prepare this rice kheer,as it gives a rich and creamy texture.

But you can uses full-fat milk too.I am always use full-cream milk for the best result.

Sugar-You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste.

Rice-I used basmati rice here.You can use any other rice as well.

Flavoring the kheer

Like I said,you can make the kheer with no flavor with simply the 3 essential ingredients.

However,few flavors are frequently added to the kheer to make it much more tasty!

Cardamon Powder-This has to be the most common kheer flavouring,and is a must whenever I make kheer,or any desi dessert.

I use cardamon seeds,which I crush in a mortar and pestle, however,cardamon powder can also be used.

Rose Water-A splash of rose water goes along way in giving the kheer that flowery aroma.

Kewra Water-Kewra is known as screw pine essence in english and is separated from the thick leathery yellow green flower petals of the pandanus tree.

It s’ got a unique floral flavour and is used in Desi dessert.

Nut-To make it even richer and give it a pleasant imperial touch include nuts, such as pistachio,almonds

you can also add in chopped walnuts.

How to make kheer recipe step by step instruction?

1.Rinse the rice-Transfer the rice to a bowl and fill with water.Drain the water through a fine-mesh stainer then repeat-rinsing and draining-until the water run nearly clear.Drain well.

2.Grind the rice-Now place a large clean kitchen towel on a table.spread the rice on the kitchen towel.

Let the rice grains dry in shade for about 1 hour.Do not dry it under the sun,but prefer doing it under shade.

You can dry it under fan.

It s’ completely dry now.you should not fine trace of any water in rice.

Transfer rice in a grainder jar and grind to a slightly crushed.

3.Bring the milk to a boil-Add milk in a deep pot heat on medium to high flame.

Bring the milk to a boil.

4.Cook Rice-Add crushed rice keep stirring often to prevent burning.Keep the flame on low flame.

Cook until rice is soft and mushy.

5.Sweeten-Add sugar.you can add increase or decrease to suit your taste.Lower the flame and cook until the kheer thickens.

6.Flavorings-Add cardomon powder and rose water mix well.

7.Garnishing-Add nuts before serving.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which dry fruit and nuts to add?

Dry Fruit and Nuts are included to make it more flavorful.We always add almond,pistachios and cardamon powder.You can even add one or two kinds of nuts or whatever dry fruit you have in your kheer.

Are rice Pudding and rice kheer same?

Yes,both are same.rice pudding can also be called as rice kheer.Basically rice kheer is Indian rice pudding.

The flavouring are typically indian like cardomon,some variation also add rose water or kewra essence for extra flavor and to give it imperial touch.

Can I makes rice kheer with sweetened condensed milk?

In the event that you wish to add condensed milk,wait until kheer has finished the process of cooking and the pot has been remove from flame.Mix in around 1/4 cup of condensed milk,taste and add more only if you wish for additional sweetened.Remember,this recipe call for added sugar-you many wish to decrease how much sugar is added until after the condensed milk is incorporated.

How do I get that perfect consistency when making rice kheer?

The way to making perfect kheer is patience.Begin by bringing the milk and rice to a boil,once the milk begins to bubble over ,reduce the flame to low-medium heat.A this point,cook down the milk while mixing often.Once you can clearly see the rice and milk floating on top,you’re close.you want to make sure you don’t have long grains of rice floating around your kheer.Once you turn off the stove,the kheer will thicken up and that s’ the consistency I love.

If you prefer you kheer marginally runny,don’t cook it down too much.once you turn off the stove,the kheer will thicken up so be mindful of that.If any point you end up with thick kheer,add a little milk to adjust it out.simple!

What are the major ingredients of kheer?

The major ingredients of kheer are rice,milk and sugar.

How to store rice kheer?

Let s’ rice kheer chills off totally and transfer to a airtight container and put in the refrigerator. They can be kept for no more than one week.

Can we reheat rice kheer?

Yes,you can reheat in the microwave oven or stove top.

How do you serve rice kheer?

Rice kheer can be served cold or hot.It is also served as an after meal dessert too.In fact,one of my favourite ways to eat rice kheer is actually for dinner.A traditional Indian and Pakistan dinner usually has one sweet element,either a kheer and sooji ka halwa which can eat with paratha.It does sound of a hot crispy paratha with chilled rice kheer.

Warmed or Chilled can be served warmed or chilled.I personally like chilled rice kheer tastes the best too after the following day as all the flavors have really absorbed into the pudding and they thicken up nicely too.


1.Use full cream milk to make this recipe for best result.

2.Leftover kheer with keep for up to one week when stored in a airtight container in the refrigerator.

Serving Suggestions

I personally like it chilled kheer.Top it with nuts like almonds,pistachios nuts for a crunch.

You can serve it with chandi ka bark as well to make kheer as a fusion dessert.

Storage Suggestions

You can store kheer in the refrigerator for abouty one week.Make sure you store it in an airtaght container.

If you like to serve it warm it in the microwave.

Enjoy warm or chilled

Rice kheer

Rice kheer is one of my favourite indian and pakistan dessert recipe.Rice kheer is a traditional indian and pakistan dessert made using 3 ingredients like Milk,Rice and Sugar.Other ingredients like flavourings and garnishings can be added to bit as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, pakistan
Keyword: Rice pudding
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 460kcal


  • Pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 litre Milk full cream
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Basmatic Rice crushed
  • 1 tsp Kewra essence
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamon powder
  • 1 cup Khoya
  • 10 Almond Chopped
  • 10 Pistachios Chopped


  • Cooking Rice
    In pot,add milk and bring it to boil,add crushed rice,mix well and cook on low flame until thickens for 20 min,mix continuously and mix it with the help of the wooden spoon until desired consistency.
  • Add sugar,mix & cook until sugar dissolves.
  • Adding Flavouring Rice Kheer
    Then add cardamon powder and kewra essence mix well and continue to cook on a low flame until the rice kheer thickens and the rice grains have completely cooked.
  • Lastly add khoya,mix well.
  • Pour the kheer in serving bowls.
  • you can serve the rice kheer warm or chilled


1.Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.Spread with nuts when serving.
2.Serve it chilled with some chopped almond,pistachios on top,it tastes the best.
3.You can use saffore in your kheer.


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