Kesar Kheer

Kesar Kheer

Kheer!!! The Indian rice pudding!!! We all love it chilled or hot!!!

Whenever I make kesar kheer I always make it in big quantity as in my home everyone fond of kheer. I love it chilled with low amount of sugar. Here in this recipe I am using condensed milk to make kheer but you can also use sugar, add sugar according to your taste and cook it little more to give creamy texture.

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Kesar Kheer

Recipe by VipashaCourse: DessertCuisine: Indian


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This Kesar Kheer is made up by slow cooking rice and milk over low heat. Can have as dessert as hot or chilled.



  • Wash the rice thoroughly and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
  • Take 2 tsp. warm milk and add saffron (केसर) strands. Keep aside.
  • In a deep pan add soaked rice, green cardamom (छोटी इलायची) powder and half of milk with water. Cook covered for 30 minutes or till the rice soften enough.
  • Now add remaining milk, saffron (केसर) and mix well. Further cook uncovered on simmer heat until milk thicken enough; not too thick or too thin, in medium consistency.
  • Now add milkmade (sweetened condensed milk), mix well. Keep cooking for 2-3 minutes on simmer and continue stirring to avoid burning.
  • Finally add saffron milk and mix well. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat/flame and add blanched dry fruits. Serve cool.


  • If you require add more milk and cook for 10 minute more.

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