Introduction: Kheer Recipe | Indian Rice Pudding | Chawal Ki Kheer | Indian Dessert Recipe

Introduction (Courtesy:Wikipedia Kheer Wiki)

Kheer is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent, made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payesh, payasam, payasa, phirni, gil-e-firdaus and fereni.

Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients for Chawal ki kheer (For 5-6 small serving bowl, displayed in the picture)

  • Rice - 1 bowl (Soaked in water for an hour)
  • Sugar - 1/2 bowl to 1 bowl
  • Dry fruits - Cashew nuts, almonds, raisins
  • Green cardamom - 4-6 (optional)
  • Saffron - 1 to 2 pinch (for enhanced color, fragrence and taste) (Optional)
  • Milk - 1/2 litre

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Step 2: Cooking

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  • Add milk in pressure cooker.
  • Heat it to boil on high flame.
  • During heating keep stirring in between to ensure that it is not sticking to the base.
  • Lower the flame while stirring slowly.
  • Add rice after draining out the water.
  • Stir it slowly as shown.
  • Boil for 2 minutes and keep stirring slowly in between as shown.
  • Stir it again as shown.
  • Add dry fruits, save some for later to garnish.
  • Mix well but slowly.
  • Add Saffron and mix well.
  • As per your taste you can add cardamom at this point.
  • Close the pressure cooker, keep on medium flame.
  • After one whistle, turn off the flame.
  • Wait for steam to settle down naturally.
  • Once steam settles down naturally, open the cooker.
  • Now add sugar.
  • Stir well and keep the flame on medium. Let it heat for 2 minutes.
  • Keep stirring in between to ensure that sugar is mixed well.

Step 3: Serving

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  • Transfer it to the serving bowl.
  • Garnish it with dry fruits.

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