Kheer is a South Asian rice pudding made with milk and sugar. It is typically flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, pistachios or almonds, and is the perfect dessert for flavour experimenting. It’s aromatic fragrance is a creamy comfort to warm you up in winter.

Preparation Time:15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4-6


60g Kohinoor Extra Flavour Basmati Rice (soaked in water for 30 minutes, washed and drained)
1 cup of milk
5 green cardamoms
1/2 cup of raisins (soaked in water for 30 minutes and drained)
400g of condensed milk
1/2 cup of almonds (blanched, peeled and sliced)


  • Bring the milk to the boil
  • Add the rice and the green cardamoms
  • Cook stirring continuously, until the milk is fully absorbed and the rice is tender and broken
  • Add the raisins and condensed milk
  • Cook, stirring regularly, until the consistency is thick. The mixture should stick to the ladle at this point
  • Garnish with almonds
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled




  1. […] Kheer is an Indian rice pudding, made with basmati rice- unlike the traditional Western rice pudding that uses pudding rice. Kheer is often flavoured with saffron and adorned with nuts, such as pistachios or almonds. Kheer is an essential dish for many Hindu celebrations and festivals. Different regions of India have different culinary accents that customise their kheer. For example, in South India, it is called payasam, and it uses jaggery and coconut milk instead of sugar and whole milk. If you want to try Chef Navin’s special kheer recipe, click here. […]