This is a popular recipe for kheer, flavoured with cardamon and rose water. Serve warm or cold. Fresh milk, rice and nuts are considered 'satvic' foods in Ayurveda. Satvic foods help balance one's doshas (subtle energies), nourish the body, the mind and ultimately, pave the way for one's spiritual evolution.
I woke up early today and made this- my very first kheer! Happy Janmashtmi! - 02 Sep 2010
Delicious! - 22 May 2014
I've made this recipe twice in the last 3 days. Here's my strong suggestions: DO NOT soak the rice. The milk needs the starch from the rice in order to properly thicken. If there isn't enough starch, the pudding will be thin/runny. Use GROUND RICE! In your blender or food processor - grind about 3/4 cup rice as much as possible - there will remain some coarsely ground grains - this is perfect! Whole milk works best. However, if you're looking to reduce fat - I discovered that using a combination of 2 c. whole milk and 6 c. 2% milk is good. Just increase the rice a little bit to avoid a slightly thin pudding. Substitute a scant 1/2 tsp ground cardamom for the pods. However, I strongly suggest increasing the rose water a bit because the ground cardamom will drown out the rose water. CUT WAY BACK ON THE SUGAR! No more than 1 cup unless you want very sweet pudding. I preferred the taste using only 3/4 cup sugar. Quicker preparation: Bring milk to a boil; reduce heat, add ground rice and simmer 25 minutes (stir occasionally). Add cardamom & sugar; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat & add rose water. Almonds can be optional... top pudding with chopped pistachio nuts. When the pudding cools pour into a ceramic bowl, or individual ramekins; refrigerate until cold and set. 5 stars with alterations - otherwise a 3+/4- - 23 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)