Sunday, March 13, 2011


Kheer/Payasam is probably the most loved dessert/sweet dish in India, and there are hundreds of different ways to prepare it. I dislike using condensed milk or any pre-made ingredients in my recipe, thus here I present you, a simple and authentic way to prepare this delicious sweet dish......


1 cup  Cooked Basmati rice (you can also use uncooked rice, soaked it in water for 20 minutes before use.)
1/3 cup sugar (use 1/4 cup for less sweet version)
3-4 Cardamom pod, crack open and use only the seeds
A pinch of Saffron (about 20 stripes)
1 tbsp Cashew nut, chopped
1-2 tbsp Raisin
5 cups of milk (2% or whole)

In a cooking pot, pour in 5 cups of milk heat up, before boiling, add the rice, bring to boil and turn the heat low and cook for 25-30 minutes, lightly press the rice in between and keep stirring as milk burnt easily.

When the thickness become consistent, a little thinner than cream soup consistency, add sugar, cardamom, and boil for another 5 minutes. Turn off the stove, add raisin and 3/4 of saffron, remaining use for garnishing.

This rice pudding could be serve warm or cold, each has its own charm, if use for party, you could prepare it one night before, chill it and serve cold the next day.

Milky, tasty and sweeettttt..... Kheer/Rice Pudding.

中文版,For Chinese,Click --》米饭布丁

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