II Kheer(Rice Pudding) II


  • 1/4th cup long grain rice (washed and drained)
  • 4-5cups milk
  • 2-3 cardamom seeds (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp. almonds (blanched silvered)
  • A pinch of saffron threads, soaked in a little hot milk
  • 1tbsp skinned pistachio nuts (chopped)
  • 1tbsp raisins (optional)
  • 2-3tbsp. sugar or as desired


  • Put the rice, milk and cardamom in a pan, bring to boil and simmer gently until the rice is soft and the grains are starting to break up.
  • Add almonds, pistachio, saffron and raisins and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and serve either warm or chilled.