Shahi Kheer

Gotto a sweet tooth?, No problem. Solution ~ Shahi Kheer

Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Sweet is one of the basic tastes and gives us all the most pleasurable experience. Don’t you agree with me? One of the goodies that can satisfy my sweet tooth is kheer aka rice pudding. Of course, kheer need not be made from rice, but also from vermicelli. Kheer is such a simple recipe and uses the most basic ingredients any household will have ~ rice, milk and sugar. Sure, you can make it extra rich by adding saffron, elaichi powder, almonds, pistachios etc. But given any day or any occasion kheer is always a crowd-pleaser whether it is eaten hot or cold. I like mine really chilled. Tastes YUM. Give this simple and easy to make recipe a try and I promise that you will be glad you did.

1/2 cup rice (no Basmati)
2 & 1/2 – 3 cup milk. I use 2% milk fat, but feel free to use what you like.
Sugar as per taste
1/2 tsp elaichi powder
A few strands of kesar, soaked in a tbsp of warm water
A few pistachios, unsalted (optional)
A few almonds slivered (optional)

Wash rice well and soak rice it in water for about 30 mins. Bring milk to a boil and then add the rice. Mix well and let the rice cook in the milk stirring occasionally. When rice has cooked, add sugar, mix well, then add all the other aromatic condiments. Serve hot or cold after chilling in the refrigerator.

Shahi Kheer

TIP: If you are using vermicelli, toast it in some ghee a little before adding it to the milk.

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11 Responses to Shahi Kheer

  1. matt says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

  2. Sonu says:

    Yes, I have a sweet-tooth. 🙂 Your recipe is similar to mine.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. EC says:

    I find kheer the most easiest to make when I am not sure what to make for guests…looks delicious

  4. Very nice dessert.. looks too delicious..

  5. Vidya says:

    Wow! That looks sooo delicious!

  6. Vidya says:

    Forgot to mention, went thro’ the recipes in your blog and what a wonderful blog you have 🙂

  7. 2Bs mommy says:

    That my favourite dessert ! I make it almost in the same way 🙂

    The previous post pic is so tempting ! Great colours. Will try those stuffed peppers soon.

  8. manila says:

    yummy yummy,

    my mouth is watering. I can tell you it is a pain to have a sweet tooth. I can resist anything but a dessert. chilled kheer is one of my favourites.

    nice picture too.

  9. Akshata Kamath says:

    You wouldn’t believe, I was browsing your blog for Rice Kheer recipe last week, and you’ve posted it today! Its a great co-incidence. I love your blog and your photography skills.

    • 365DaysVeg says:


      Thanks for checking out the recipes. I am so glad I was able to fulfill your wish. If for any reason you are not able to find a recipe that you are interested in, feel free to let me know and I will do my best to post it.


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