Saturday, 10 November 2007

Kheer / Nutty Rice Pudding with Saffron


Kheer is rice cooked in milk, with lots of nuts and saffron. There appears be a version of it throughout India and Pakistan, see Wiki.

Ingredients
½ cup basmati rice; washed and soaked for 30 minutes
1 tspn butter
2 pints full cream milk
½ tspn cardamom; roughly crushed
¼ tspn saffron
½ cup sugar / or to taste
1 cup coarsely ground pistachios and almonds

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a pan, fry the rice add the milk and bring to boil.
  2. simmer for 30 minutes
  3. Add the nutmeg, saffron, sugar.
  4. Boil for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Add the nuts, stir and serve with hot puris

10 comments:

Asha said...

I just made Kheer too, you will see next week. Your's is creamy and fabulous. Enjoy!
After all these JFI and RCI posts are done, I am planning to cook a Khoja thali!:)

Saju said...

I look foward to your kheer, and khoja thali

sunita said...

Saju, that's a beautiful looking bowl of kheer...now,where's the spoon :-D

Saju said...

Thanks Sunita. One spoon coming up!

Dee & Chai said...

Saju,
Kheer looks yummy!! Plz eat some 4 us (:-)!! Happy Diwali 2 u and u'r family.

Saju said...

Thanks Dee and Chai, happy diwali to you both too.

musical said...

Saju, the kheer is looking yummy! chilled kheer is one of the best desserts, isn't it :). Loved your thaali with poori, bateta nu shaak and kheer! that sure is a wholesome combo! and Happy Diwali to you and your loved ones, too :).

cheers,
musical.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow that kheer looks yummy !!!

Lissie said...

saju, the kheer is soo creamy and yummy! in Kerala we call it palpayasam. i like it so much :))

Anisa said...

Your list of ingredients includes cardamom, but your directions don't mention cardamom and instead say nutmeg, which is not found on the ingredients list...so do we use nutmeg, cardamom, or both?

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