How to cook Kheer

Kheer is a milk pudding which can be made from rice, vermicelli or broken wheat. If served along with nuts and raisins it tastes excellent. This dessert is mainly prepared in South India but equally liked across India. Kheer can be prepared using various ingredients.


  • Milk – 1 cup

  • Half cup of vermicelli, broken wheat or rice. In case you are using broken wheat and rice then you need to soak it for 20 minutes. For vermicelli this is not required.

  • Cardamoms – 8 of them peeled and powdered.

  • Soak 20 strands of saffron in 2-3 tablespoon of hot milk.

  • 6-7 tablespoon of sugar.

  • For the garnish you need 12 pistachios and 14 almonds.


  • Boil the milk first and then let is simmer for some time.

  • Now coarsely grind the rice or broken wheat once you drain out the water. In case of vermicelli this is not required.

  • Now add the rice or broken wheat to the milk and stir it nonstop so that the ingredients do not stick to the vessel.

  • Now add saffron and powdered cardamoms.

  • Boil the milk till it thickens after adding sugar and then garnish the Kheer with almonds and pistachios.

  • Serve hot or cold as required.