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Rice kheer recipe (Indian rice pudding) Chawal ki kheer

Making rice kheer at home is very easy. Learn how to make kheer with this easy, no-fail recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 358kcal
Author Kanan


For rice kheer recipe:

  • ¼ cup Long grain rice or Basmati rice
  • 2 ½ cups Milk
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • few strands Saffron
  • ½ tablespoon Almonds chopped
  • ½ tablespoon Cashew nuts chopped
  • ½ tablespoon Raisins



  • Wash the rice under running cold water till water runs clear.
  • Soak them in enough water for 20-30 minutes.
  • While rice is soaking, chop the nuts and keep it aside.
  • After soaking time, discard the water.

Making rice kheer recipe:

  • Take milk in a heavy bottom pan. Turn the heat on medium.
  • Let the milk come to a boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, add rice.
  • Stir well and let it simmer on low-medium heat 20-25 minutes. Or till the rice is tender and cooked. Do stir every five minutes and make sure that rice or milk is not sticking to the pan.
  • Check by pinching the rice grain, it will mash very easily. When you take a spoonful of it and pour it back, rice and milk stay separate.
  • Now add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir it well.
  • Also add saffron strands and chopped cashews, almonds and raisins.
  • Mix well. let it simmer for 6-7 minutes. It should be thick now.
  • How to check right consistency: take ladleful of kheer and pour it back. rice and milk should fall together in the same flow. They should not be separated like earlier.
  • Once you get this consistency then turn off the stove.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.3g | Protein: 12.4g | Fat: 8.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 40.3g | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 0.4mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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