With it’s rich, creamy, slow-cooked flavour, kheer is quite possibly the most popular dessert for any South Asian festivity.  I’d call this South Asian rice pudding, but that just wouldn’t do it justice. The ingredients are few and the directions simple but there’s something wonderfully marvelous about it. This particular recipe uses an oven, which makes the whole process super easy and fuss-free!

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim readers! Have some kheer.

[Serves 10–12]

1/2 cup rice, rinsed and drained
2 litres whole milk
5 cardamom pods, crushed
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Sugar to taste (optional)
2 tbsp slivered almonds
2 tbsp slivered pistachios
1/4 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in center of oven
2. On stovetop, in a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat milk until it comes to a boil
3. Stir in rice and cardamom pods
4. Transfer rice-milk mixture to the oven
5. Bake for 1 hour or until thickened, stirring occasionally
6. Take mixture out of the oven and blend with an immersion blender for 1 minute (until rice is just broken up)
7. Stir in condensed milk and raisins
8. Cook for another 10-15 minutes until desired consistency is achieved
9. Pour in serving dish and garnish with almonds & pistachios
10. Let cool at room temperature, then chill overnight



8 comments on “Kheer

  1. Yousra
    November 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Looks delish! Yum :)

  2. m2k
    November 7, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    I had the opportunity to taste this wonderful dish! No doubt, one of the best I’ve ever eaten!

    November 7, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    This just sounds decadent.

    • weebs
      November 7, 2011 at 6:24 PM

      I just wanted to say, I read through your blog and its absolutely delightful! I can’t seem to comment on anything though so thought I’d leave you a note here.

      Looking forward to your future adventures!

  4. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen
    November 7, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Rich and Slow-cooked… rice pudding…. I love those comfort food..

  5. Mariam
    November 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Did You Eat Yet
    August 30, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    I am so glad that I found your recipe. I’ve never made kheer before, but I’m an expert at eating it. This is a simple recipe and it’s so good! The hardest part was letting it chill in the fridge.

    Thank you for sharing!

    • weebs
      November 2, 2015 at 8:52 PM

      Aw, so glad you enjoyed it!

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