Whip It Up Wednesdays – Shweta’s Lip-Smacking Kheer (Rice Pudding)
This Whip-it-up-Wednesdays we bring you the all-time favorite dessert from India, the quintessential Kheer (Rice Pudding)! You just can’t miss this in every festival across the country, with little twists in taste.
Kheer is a traditional Indian rice pudding. It is a delicious, lip-smacking dessert. Making kheer is a time-consuming process but the end result is totally worth it.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours
Yield: 6 servings (6 bowls)
1. Half cup rice (rinsed and soaked for two hours)
2. Quarter cup almonds
3. Quarter cup cashews
4. Half teaspoon green cardamom powder
5. Three-quarter cup sugar
6. Two cups of water
7. One liter whole milk
1. Wash the almonds and cashews and grind them in a grinder to make a thick chunky powder
2. Take a deep pan with a thick base over medium flame
3. Add soaked (drained) rice and water and cover the lid
4. Cook for twenty-five minutes or until rice is soft and keep stirring in between
5. Once the rice is soft, switch the flame to low and mash the rice using a spatula
6. Add milk, sugar, and nuts mixture and mix well
7. Switch the flame to medium and cook for twenty to thirty minutes. Keep stirring in between
8. Now switch the flame to medium-low and let it cook slowly for two hours. Keep stirring in between
9. Once you see the golden texture in the rice kheer, add the cardamom powder
10. Switch off the flame and serve hot or cold as per preferred
1. You can adjust the sweetness as per your taste. The amount we are using will make it slightly less sweet.
2. You can also add raisins and walnuts
3. Use whole milk for rich flavor
4. Slowly cooking for hours will enhance the taste and richness of the kheer
Shweta is an IT consultant and engineer by day. A cooking enthusiast, she loves experimenting with food. Usually found hooked to Netflix or crafting knick-knacks for home decor, over weekends.