Kheer Recipe | Rice Pudding

Kheer Recipe

Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice kheer is a traditional rice pudding made by simmering rice in milk along with nuts and saffron. A delicacy and enjoyed by everyone across India on various festivals and birthdays.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Desserts, Sweets
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 6
Author: Punam Paul


  • ½ cup basmati rice (बासमती चावल)
  • 2 liters of milk (दूध)
  • 2-3 green cardamom powder (छोटी इलायची पाउडर)
  • 8-10   almond blanched and chopped (छिला तथा काटा हुआ बादाम)
  • 8-10 chopped cashew nut (काटा हुआ काजू)
  • 1 cup sugar (चीनी)
  • 1 pinch saffron (केसर)
  • warm milk (गरम दूध) to soak saffron


  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes.
  • Also, Soak saffron in 1 cup of milk.

How to cook rice pudding or Kheer

  • Now, put the milk in a heavy bottom pot to boil. After the milk boils, extract the rice from the water and add the soaked rice to the milk.
  • Now, cook the rice on low flame till the milk thickens.
  • Keep stirring occasionally. Otherwise, the milk will stick to the bottom of the vessel.
  • Once the rice is cooked well, add cardamom powder, chopped cashews, and almonds. Also, add saffron milk to it.
  • Cook until the milk becomes thick and only 1/4 of it remains. Now mix sugar in it, and cook while stirring continuously, till the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Switch off the gas and let it cool down.
  • When it cools down completely, then serve it in a bowl.

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