Rice Kheer Recipe, How to make Chawal ki Kheer | Indian Rice Pudding

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Rice pudding with detailed step by step photos recipe. Rice Kheer or Chawal ki Kheer is one among the foremost and popular dessert in North India. It is a traditional Indian rice pudding which is quite long process but it's really easy to make. 

Made by simmering rice and milk in heavy pot or big vessels for a long time, this kheer has a rich, creamy taste and attractive pink colour that comes out of the natural thickening of milk. 

Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of lord Vishnu. Krishna devotees all around the world celebrate this festival with great joy and enthusiasm. 
happy janmashtami

Various dishes are made on this day to offer to the deity. We made chawal ki kheer as a bhog (prasad). Rice Kheer or Chawal ki Kheer is a milk based sweet and this creamy dish that is offered to lord Krishna on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.  
rice kheer recipe

This tradition is going on my mom side, so I followed the same tradition. As we all know the story goes Lord Krishna was very fond of butter and all dairy products. So dishes using milk, or milk products like dahi, white butter are included in the prasad(bhog).

On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami,
I am praying for your happiness and prosperity
May Lord Krishna bless you today and forever
Wish you a Happy Janmashtami 🙏🙏
Janmashtami food

What is Kheer?

Kheer is an Indian pudding where rice is cooked with milk until creamy texture. Traditionally kheer is seasoned with cardamom and saffron.

Kheer is an all time favorite Indian dessert. All of us, in fact have grown up, enjoying it with the family and for all festivities, it's a must sweet at our home. Rice Kheer also brings back many memories of my childhood. I've learn this thick & creamy texture rice ki kheer from my papa(dad). Whenever we visit to my hometown, my dad make chawal ki kheer for us(for all siblings) and that will be finished in same day only. 😜😋😋
Chawal ki Kheer

Kheer is a rice pudding, originating from the Indian subcontinent, made by boiling rice, broken wheat, sabudana or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds. 

Rice Pudding is typically served during a meal or after a meal as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payasam, payasa, and phirni, while in Bengal the payesh is a variation of Kheer.
Indian Rice Pudding

Let's see how to make Chawal ki Kheer recipe with step by step photos

Course : Dessert
Cuisine : Indian
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 1 hour
Total Time : 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings : 4 people
Author : Jolly Makkar

Ingredients : 

Full Fat Milk - 1 litre 
Rice - 3 tbsp (Washed and soaked for 30 minutes)
Saffron strands - 15-20
Cardamom Pods/powder - 4-5 / 1/2 tsp 
Chopped Almonds - 1/4 cup (Washed and soaked for 30 minutes)
Sugar - 1/4 cup 

Preparation Method :

1. Wash the rice properly and soaked it for 30 minutes.

2. Heat milk in a pan. When it comes to a boil, add drained rice. 

3. Cook on low heat till rice is cooked. Add saffron strands in between. 

4. Keep stirring in between. It will take 45 minutes to an hour for the kheer to thicken. Scrap all cream from the sides.

5. Add cardamom pods (seeds as well its skin also) that gives natural flavour to dish or you can use the cardamom powder too.

6. Add sugar and cook for another 5 minute.

7. Add chopped almonds or any dry fruits like pistachio or raisins.

8. Garnish with almonds. Serve hot or chilled.
How to make Chawal ki Kheer

Notes **

  • Use full fat milk to make the kheer.
  • You can skip adding saffron if you wish to.
  • When it is cooked, checked using your finger it is easily mashed or not.
  • Soaking the rice is very important so do not miss this step.
  • Cook the kheer on low heat and in a heavy bottom pan.
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  1. Such a creamy and delicious kheer!! Though it is time consuming, it is worth the time and effort. Nicely done.

  2. A creamy and thick kheer is the ultimate satisfying Indian dessert. What I like about it is that it can be served cold or hot.

  3. Rice kheer is the first sweet that i always wanted to make if given an option. It's my favorite and your kheer looks so yummy that i wanna pick it up from my screen.

  4. This is a lovely sweet recipe, apt for all occasions. It is one of the favourites at home. Yours looks so delicious Jolly

  5. Such a creamy and delicious looking rice kheer. Perfect to make for festivals and for dessert as well :-)

  6. This delicious kheer is a must during every single festival....and also for sudden sweet cravings as it's easy to whip up anytime!! Yours looks gorgeous...Yum😋

  7. One of my favourite Indian dessert which I devour with poori. Such a creamy and rich that it is ideal for any occasion.

  8. No Indian celebration is complete with kheer. I can't eat kheer which is white in color it has to be slightly brown and yours look perfect. I really want to have a bowl of kheer now.

  9. Anykheer is a must in most Indian festival. This rice kheer is one of them and I love the creamy and thick kheer here. Whether in cold or warm condition, one can surely enjoy this dessert.

  10. Rice Kheer looks scrumptious. I love to treat myself with this delicious Kheer sometimes.

  11. Absolutely delicious and the slow patient cooking is the key to a creamy kheer . Loved the pinkish color 😍

  12. Rice kheer looks delicious.I liked the decorations of your Kanha ji

  13. This is such a versatile kheer and my fav too. Yours look creamy and loved the colour of the kheer too.

  14. The kheer looks creamy and delicious. I can eat it hot or cold. Your pictures of kheer remind me of home as my mum made lovely kheer.

  15. Your Kheer looks so creamy and delicious. Love Kheer and for me it has to be cooked all the way to like it. And I love cold kheer.

  16. Such a delicious and creamy kheer, i love to make it this way. though it is a bit time consuming, It is totally worth the time and effort!!!

  17. Rice Kheer looks so inviting and mouthwatering. I make it exactly the same way and perfect for celebrations.