KHEER

Kheer or Firni is a rice pudding, originating from the Indian subcontinent, made by boiling with milk and sugar one of the following: rice, broken wheat, tapioca, vermicelli, sweet corn, etc. It is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios, almonds or other dry fruits and nuts. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert. It originated at the hands of Muslims of India. It also has many variaities which are not as thick as the Kheer, they are known as meetha bhaat, payasam, payasa etc.

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Cups Milk, full cream
  • 1/4 Cup Rice (washed)
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 10-12 Raisins
  • 4 Green cardamoms
  • 10-12 Almonds (shredded), blanched

HOW TO MAKE RICE KHEER

  • Boil the rice and milk in a deep pan.
  • Simmer over low flame, stirring occasionally till the rice is cooked and the milk becomes thick.
  • When done add sugar, raisins and cardamoms.
  • Stir till sugar gets dissolved properly.
  • Transfer into a serving dish and garnish with almonds.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

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