Looking for a super delicious kheer recipe? We have got for you rich, creamy, and indulgent Indian kheer recipes. These milk pudding recipes are easy to prepare and are rich, creamy, indulgent. Kheer is a perfect one-pot dessert for any celebratory occasion or festival such as Diwali, Holi, Eid, or Raksha Bandhan.
What is Kheer?
Kheer is a popular dessert from the Indian sub-continent. It is a variety of milk pudding made with milk, rice, and flavored with green cardamom, saffron, or at times with dry fruits.
There are a variety of kheer recipes where rice is subsituted with other grains, millets, fruits, vermicelli and so on.
Kheer is a gluten-free dessert that has a thick, creamy consistency.
It is also known as payasam in Southern part of India.
Secrets Of A Perfect Kheer:
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?
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.
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.
A thick and luscious texture of the kheer is like a dream come true. But that is not achieved by mixing the corn-starch slurry in the kheer.
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.
7 Delicious Kheer Recipes:
Rice Kheer Recipe is an age-old traditional Indian pudding prepared with three basic ingredients – milk, rice and sugar. Get Recipe
Paneer Kheer is a gluten-free Indian pudding. You will be surprised to know that only 5 – ingredients are required to make this paneer ki here.. Get Recipe
Samavat Rice Kheer is a delicious gluten-free Indian milk pudding made with barnyard millet. No fuss making process is the highlight of this kheer recipe. Get Recipe
Sugar Free Apple Kheer is a delicious kheer made with fresh apples and sweetened with dates. It is healthy, tasty, and 100% gluten-free. Get Recipe
Gobi Ki Kheer is a scintillatingly festive cauliflower kheer (pudding). Cauliflower form the base of this kheer recipe. Get Recipe
Lauki Ki Kheer is a delicious, perfectly creamy kheert made with bottle gourd, sugar, and milk. It is a 100% gluten-free dessert. Get Recipe
Sheer Khurma or seviyan kheer is a traditional Indian dessert prepared on the auspicious occasion of Eid. Get Recipe