Looking for a super delicious and unique kheer recipe? We have got for you seven rich, creamy and indulgent kheer recipes. These Indian milk pudding recipes are easy to prepare and taste brilliant. Kheer is a perfect one-pot dessert for any celebratory occasion or festival such as Diwali, Holi, Eid or Raksha Bandhan. At times, you don’t even need a reason to enjoy a good bowl of kheer.
How Can I Make Kheer More Tasty?
To make a delicious kheer is indeed an art. One thumb rule that I always follow with all the kheer recipes is – patience. A good grandmother like kheer is never done in haste. It requires slow cooking and time for milk to thicken.
Here are few tried and tested tips to make a kheer tastier:
- Full cream (fat) milk is the best to make any kheer or Indian pudding. The full-fat milk gives a thick and luscious texture to the kheer.
- The Indian desserts like kheer are never done in a short span of time. They require patience and labor of love. Wait until the milk reduces almost to half the original amount and thickens nicely.
- Always cook kheer over low heat and in a heavy bottom deep saucepan. Non-stick pan or lightweight vessels are not ideal for making a kheer as milk might get burnt.
- Don’t forget to add cardamom, saffron, and dry-fruits in kheer. The richness and aroma in the Indian desserts come from all the mentioned ingredients.
- Before adding dry-fruits fry them for 2 – 3 minutes in a tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) for better taste.
How do you thicken kheer?
A thick and luscious texture of the kheer is like a dream come true. But that is not achieved by mixing corn-flour slurry in the kheer. The best way to thicken kheer is to allow full-fat milk to simmer at low heat until it reduces almost half the original amount. Till then you don’t add sugar. Last but not least, keep on stirring the kheer at regular intervals to collect the cream (malai) from the sides of the pan and combine it back into the milk. This gives kheer a creamy texture.
While making rice kheer, make a smooth paste of a tablespoon of soaked rice, water, and milk, add this mixture in kheer to thicken it.
How long does Kheer last in the fridge?
During the summer season, kheer can be stored in the fridge for 2 – 3 days. While in cold regions or during the winter season it remains good for 3 – 5 days in the fridge. Kheer is a milk-based dessert hence it has a short shelf life. So it is best to consume any kind of milk pudding within a day or two.
Here are 7 Super Delicious Indian Kheer Recipe:
1) Rice Kheer (Chawal Ki Kheer): Rice Kheer is an age-old traditional kheer recipe prepared with three basic ingredients – milk, rice, and sugar. The combination of these humble ingredients results in a mouth melting pudding. It is one of the most popular kheer recipes. And loved by every food lover. Recipe here
2) Paneer Kheer (Chanar Payesh): Chenna Kheer is a fuss-free, easy to cook and guaranteed delicious dessert. It is a 100% gluten-free Indian pudding. You will be surprised to know that only 5 – ingredients are required to make this paneer ki kheer. Or I must say only 4 if you are making paneer at home from the milk. This kheer recipe is a true delight for paneer lovers. Recipe here
3) Sugar-Free Apple Kheer: It is healthy, tasty and 100% gluten-free. During the festive season if you looking for healthy desserts to satiate the sweet cravings then apple kheer is the best Indian dessert recipe. Super simple to prepare and is truly irresistible. The sweetness in this pudding comes from the dates and the apples. Hence, making it a perfect sugar-free kheer recipe. Recipe here
4) Seviyan Kheer (Sheer Khurma): The sheer korma recipe is super easy to follow and the end result is just stunning in taste. Needless, to say no festive menu at the end of holy month of Ramadan is complete without a bowl of homemade delicious sheer khurma. I love this dessert because of its simplicity and delicate taste, there is no complicated process to prepare it yet it has a gratifying taste to it. Recipe here
5) Gobi (Cauliflower) Kheer: Gobi Ki Kheer is a scintillatingly festive cauliflower kheer (pudding). While cauliflowers form the base of this kheer recipe, the rest of the ingredients list is basic – milk, sugar, saffron and dry fruits. A warm, smooth and delectably creamy bowl of gobi kheer to savor at the end of a festive meal is our definition of ambrosia. Recipe here
6) Samavat Rice Kheer (Vrat Ki Kheer): Samavat Rice Kheeri s one of the old school puddings that make a perfect dessert for the festive feasts. Simple, no fuss making process and the conventional creamy texture are the highlights of this gluten-free pudding. It is perfect for a fasting meal as well because it is prepared with samavat rice (vrat ke chawal). Recipe here
7) Lauki Ki Kheer: Lauki Ki Kheer is one of those recipes you should bookmark for the festive occasions and family dinners. Light on the stomach and big on flavors, Lauki Ki Kheer is a 100% gluten-free dessert. Serve it chilled or warm depending on the weather but don’t forget to sprinkle a generous helping of pistachio just before serving. Recipe here