Kheer (Kher)

Written By Lucy Pinder on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | 10:51 PM

Ingredients

1/4th cup long grain rice (washed and drained)
4-5 cups milk
2-3 cardamom seeds (crushed)
2 tbsp almonds (blanched silvered)
A pinch of saffron threads, soaked in a little hot milk
1 tbsp skinned pistachio nuts (chopped)
1 tbsp raisins (optional)
2-3 tbsp sugar or as desired

How to make kheer:
  • Put the rice, milk and cardamom in a pan, bring to boil and simmer gently until the rice is soft and the grains are starting to break up.
  • Add almonds, pistachio, saffron and raisins and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
  • Remove the rice kheer from heat and serve either warm or chilled.

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