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.


  • 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


  • 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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