Kheer, a popular and easy to make Southasian dessert made of rice, milk, sugar, and nuts that is indeed the perfect dish for celebrations or just to finish a hearty dinner on a sweet note.

Recipe Card 


Full fat milk

2 liters

Rice (Basmati – washed and soaked in water overnight)

¾ cup
Condensed milk

1 tin

Saffron (optional)

A few strands

¼ cup


A pinch
Pistachios & Almonds (blanched, peeled, sliced)

For garnishing

Method of Preparation:

  •  Boil Milk in a large saucepan.
  • Crush rice roughly with fingers and add it into the boiling milk.
  • Add saffron.
  • Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, until it changes to a pale & creamy color and kheer thickens.
  • Add condensed milk and stir well.
  • Check sweetness and add sugar accordingly. (Keep in mind, sweetness slightly increases when cooled).
  • Blend for only a few minutes with a stick blender. You can also use the big wooden spoon for blending the traditional way.
  • Remove from heat. After 5 minutes, add salt. Stir and dish out.
  • Garnish with nuts.


About the Contributor 

Nadia Tarek

A Software Engineer turned Pastry Chef, Nadia, is a graduate in the Professional Patisserie Program from ICCA Dubai with additional certifications in Cake Decoration, Artisan programs such as Chocolate & Breadmaking to enhance her skills and knowledge in the word of Baking and Patisserie.

Nadia, has a baking enterprise that she runs from home and has made over 1000 decorated cakes/cupcakes and dessert tables. She is also a food blogger as well as a You Tuber where she shares her recipes and conducts baking workshops. She has also been featured in Gulf News showcasing her culinary journey.

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