Rice Kheer Recipe or Indian Rice Pudding| Chawal Ki Kheer
Rice / Chawal Kheer Recipe is one of the Indian favourite dessert cooked with rice, milk, sugar, saffron, green cardamom and dry fruits. The use of cardamom powder and saffron gives very good aroma and flavour to the dish. You can make this sweet delicious kheer on any festival at home. This is very easy and simple recipe which does not require much cooking efforts. There are other types of kheer like Seviyan Kheer, Sabudana Kheer, Suji Kheer and many more but the most popular is Rice Kheer in north India. This dessert recipe is similar to American dessert recipe called rice pudding. The only difference is that in American rice pudding vanilla extract is used as a flavouring ingredient.
You can make Rice Kheer by using leftover cooked rice or raw rice. The recipe which I am sharing is made by using raw (uncooked) rice. This way of cooking keer will give a rich flavoured soggy texture to the dessert.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Full Fat Milk- 1 litres
- Basmati Rice- 1/4 th cup
- 7 to 8 teaspoon sugar
- 5 Green Cardamom powdered
- Saffron (Kesar) – A pinch
- Dry Fruits like Almonds, Cashews, Raisins, Pistachios- Finely sliced or chopped
Method to make Rice Kheer Recipe | Chawal Ki Kheer
Step 1: Wash the rice well in running water for around 3-4 times. Then, soak them in enough water for 10- 15 minutes.
Step 2: Take a heavy bottom pan and pour milk into it. Turn the flame on low heat.
Step 3: Bring the milk to boil. In the meantime, discard the water from rice.
Step 4: Once it starts to boil, put rice and keep stirring. Let it simmer for 30 minutes on low flame.
Step 5: Cook till the rice absorbs milk and become puffed. Keep stirring in between to avoid rice sticking to the pan. You can check by touching rice grain with hands, if it mashes easily means kheer is ready.
Step 6: Now add sugar, saffron and green cardamom powder. Mix well and boil for another 10 minutes.
Step 7: Add all the finely chopped dry fruits. Check for its consistency by pouring a tablespoon full of kheer. If rice and milk fall together means right consistency is attained.
Step 8: Turn off the flame and transfer it in a serving bowl. Keep in the fridge and let it cool. You can serve the Rice Kheer hot as well.