One thing that every Indian is way too fond of is the sweet dish that they get after every meal. No matter how much one eats, but there is always space for a dessert. And kheer is one such dessert that every Indian loves! There are so many types of kheer that can be made that people are totally spoilt for choice.
And so, we bring to you seven of the best kheer recipes that can be made easily at your home. Be it a hot sultry afternoon or an extremely cold day, kheer is one such dish which can be served both piping hot or chilled. This dish does give you the best of both worlds. So do check out these recipes and we hope you try all of them!
1. Chocolate Kheer
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup soaked rice
- Handful of mawa
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Cashew nuts
- Dark chocolate
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- Pour milk into a bowl.
- Add a handful of soaked rice, mawa and a spoonful of sugar to it.
- To make it more exciting, add some dry fruits like almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts to it.
- And lastly, drop in some chunks of dark chocolate.
- Mix well and let it boil up for a while and there, your chocolate kheer is ready to serve!
2. Coconut Kheer
- 1/3 cup rice
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 1/4 cup jaggery
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 2 tablespoons cashews and raisins
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- Put rice in a bowl and add some cold water to it. Soak it for about an hour and drain out the water after that.
- In a separate bowl, boil some milk.
- Add sugar, coconut, rice, jaggery, and cardamom to the milk.
- Cook for about 45 minutes till the mixture is rich, creamy and frothy, and it gives out a rich aroma.
- Add rice to this mixture and stir it well.
- Heat some ghee and add all the dry fruits to it till all of them are medium brown in colour.
- Now, add these nuts to the already prepped mixture and serve piping hot!
3. Kesar Kheer
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- A pinch of saffron
- 3 cups milk
- 2-3 teaspoons ghee
- 1 cup water
- 2 cloves
- 2 cardamoms
- 0.25-inch stick cinnamon
- 1/4 tablespoon almonds, raisins, cashew nuts and pistachios
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- Wash the rice and drain out the excess water with the help of a cloth.
- Soak the saffron in some warm milk, preferably a tablespoon.
- Cut out pieces of almonds, pistas and break the cashew nuts into small bite-size chunks.
- In a cooker, heat some ghee and to it, add all the dry fruits and fry for a bit.
- Now, add rice as well as the spices to the pressure cooker, and cook for not more than a minute.
- Add milk, saffron (soaked in the warm milk) and a few drops of water to the rice and nuts mix.
- For a minute, cook until the rice is perfectly done.
- After adding some sugar, cook on low heat till the mixture is thick and then allow it to cool off for a while.
- Garnish and serve!
4. Dry Fruit Kheer
- 1 liter milk
- 10 strands saffron, soaked in 1 tsp hot milk
- 10 cashew nuts
- 10 almonds
- 10 pistachios
- 10 chironji (cuddapah almond)
- 10 walnuts
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2-4 rose petals
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- Cut almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios and walnuts into pieces. In some heated ghee, fry all of these nuts perfectly
- Add about 3/4th milk and boil it in a pan.
- To this, add the nuts we had fried earlier, some strands of saffron, and let the milk boil for a few more minutes.
- Lastly, add cardamom powder, sugar and mix well
- Now you can serve this chilled!
5. Custard Apple Kheer
- 1 liter of milk
- 125 gm sugar
- 2-3 custard apple
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- From this huge fruit and really yummy one, scoop out the custard apple pulp and remove seeds.
- Add some sugar to the milk and boil it to reduce the quantity.
- When the milk becomes thick, add the custard apple pulp and mix well.
- Let it cool for a while
- And yes it’s done! Keep it in the fridge and eat it chilled!
6. Mango Kheer
- 4 tablespoons brown rice (soaked in water)
- 5 cups ripe mango puree
- 3 cups milk
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon green cardamom powder
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 tablespoon each of almonds, cashews, pistachios, and raisins chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh cream
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- 12-15 digestive biscuits
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- Add a quarter of the milk to a cup, add some rice and mix it well in a mixer.
- Boil rest of the milk and add to it the previously made mix. Keep cooking it till the whole thing is rich and creamy.
- Add 4 tbsp sugar and mix well. Put in a few strands of saffron and cardamom powder.
- In a separate pan, heat some oil and butter. And to that, add all the dry fruits and sauté till they turn brownish in color. Add this to the previous mixture, also known as “phirni”. Now add raisins to it for an additional flavor.
- After transferring this phirni in a bowl, add a cup of mango puree, some fresh cream and rose water to it. Refrigerate for over an hour.
- Now, in a separate bowl, put the digestive biscuits and butter sugar. Blend these ingredients to make a paste.
- Scoop out 2 tbsp of this mixture into glasses and press slightly.
- Top the glasses with chilled kheer. Garnish to your liking and ready to serve!
7. Paneer Kheer
- 3/4 cups crumbled paneer
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 green cardamom pods
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- A few strands of saffron for garnishing
- A few pistachios
- To half a teaspoon sugar, add powdered cardamom seeds.
- Boil the milk on moderate heat separately.
- Now, add the condensed milk and mix till fine.
- Again, we get it to boil and eventually add the powdered cardamom.
- The paneer should be crumbled with your fingers perfectly.
- Now we can add it to the boiling milk and keep stirring for it to blend. Keep it on simmer for about 5 minutes.
- And the last recipe of the day is done too!
So now that we have given out these delicious kheer recipes to you, don’t wait a minute more and start cooking! Trust us, you would love each one of them.