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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Chawal ki kheer ( rice pudding)

Here i am with an delicious dessert today . This an delicious dessert for any auscpious occasion I would like to share my mom's version - " Chawal ki kheer".
Rice Kheer or chawal  ki kheer is a Classic  favorite of me and family !!! It is famous in all parts of India. So much so , it is now famous and is known to the world as “Rice Pudding”. This is a delectable and delicious dessert is made out of  long grain rice cooked in milk and sweetened with sugar. This dessert is so traditional at my home and my mom used make this every weekend as papa used used to love this dessert :). We usually have this as side dish for pudi or plain paratha which we call " kheer pudi " which is an yummy combination .
All over India, there are so many different ways of making rice pudding. South Indians make a version of it called payasam in which rice is mashed completely  . It can contain either rice, vermecilli or lentils or a mix. Coming to the north of India, there is a basic Kheer recipe which is infamous. My mom always keeps the rice grainy and not over cook them which i adore a lot.
(8 aug 2013 - Updating This delicious Kheer with new pictures but still am keeping the old pic in this post :) )

 Lets look  for the ingredients and method for this traditional rice kheer my moms style :)

Basmasti Rice – 1/4 cup (soaked in water for 15 mins)
Whole Milk – 2 cups
Sugar- 4 tbsp or to taste 

Chopped Cashews - 1 tbsp
Chopped Pistachios – 1 tbsp  (optional)
Chopped Almonds – 1 tbsp (optional)
Powdered Cardamom – 1/8 tsp

Turmeric pd - a pinch

Saffron - 1/2 tsp soaked in warm milk 

  •  In a heavy bottomed pan, on medium heat, add in the the Milk .Boil the milk  till it reduces to 1 1/2 cup .
  • Add in raw basmati rice (drain the water used for soaking the rice) and cook it in the milk. 
  • Add turmeric and ground Saffron to the Milk.
  •  Keep stirring the pan and make sure it does not burn at the bottom.
  •  Cook till it is of desired thickness ( some like thick creamy kheer and some like thin kheer I neither made them too thin nor too thick )
  •  Once it reaches the desired thickness, add in the Sugar. Mix well.
  •  Add in the Dry fruits – Cashew-nut, Pistachios , the Almonds and also saffron soaked in milk .
  •  Turn off the flame and add in the Powdered Cardamom.
  •  Serve hot or cold.


  • This is a great recipe if you don’t have a lot of time you can use cooked rice too. But be very careful and and keep stirring frequently.
  •  You can also use condensed milk instead of sugar.
  •  You can serve them as a dessert or side dish for plain parathas or pudi 

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  1. Happy pongal to you too and yummy kheer, looks super inviting

  2. Perfectly made rice pudding.Yumm

  3. ah u made it the way my mom used to make but turmeric in this pudding we never did

    i saw one at shruti place she used condensed milk i think

    wud love to try if there is no malai formation in it
    the rice kheer we make is mainly used in the child naming ceremony and some weddings

    1. Nice to know so many things from you meenu anuty :)

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  5. Nice Kheer Manjula... Looking so yummy...

  6. Beautiful colour and lovely clicks. SO tempting it looks.

  7. Fingerlicking good rice kheer dear.

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  8. Happy Pongal to you and this kheer looks tempting

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  10. Yummy. Thanks for linking to my event. Keep linking the entries.

  11. recently tried a similar kheer and loved it to the core, new pics are too tempting...nice presentation dear :)

  12. I so love this kheer, but yet to try the North Indian way.. Always had it the South Indian style :)


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