Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kheer(Milk rice ) Milch reis

Kheer is the most loved dish in India. It is often prepared during celebrations, poojas, wedding and any other special occasion. On birthdays Preparation of kheer is compulasory in my family.
However since my husband and my son love it i like preparing it often.
I was in supermarket and found a packet of rice called as milch reis. I got that this rice is special and can be used with milk. This was small flat broad rice unlike the usual one that we use for preparing the rice. To my surprise this rice tasted awesome in milk.
I am sure you will love this kheer recipe.

This recipe
serves- 4
Preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time- 30 minutes
Level of difficulty- Easy


  • Rice(white rice of any kind, basmati will also do)- 150 g
  • Milk- 1 liter
  • Sugar- 3 to 4 Tbsp
  • Cardamom- 4 to 5 pods or acrdamon powder- 1 Tsp
  • Raisins- handful
  • Cashewnuts- Handful
  • Pistachios for garnishing
  • Addition of rose petals and rose water...while you garnnish(optional)
  • Wash and soak the rice in hot water for 10 minutes, Drain water and keep aside.
  • Boil milk in a pan.
  • Once milk comes to boil add the rice and stir ocassionaly.
  • Wait until rice gets cooked. This will take around 20 minutes.
  • Once the rice gets cooked, add the sugar, cardamom, raisins , cashwnuts.
  • Stir well and turn off the heat. 
  • Garnish with may also garnish using rose water and rose petals at the end. Use fresh, cleaned rose petals , those that are edible.
  • Let this sit for 10 minutes
Serve hot or when it cools..... this totally depends upon your choice. This tastes awesome and can be a perfect substitute to a dessert.

Enjoy and happy cooking ....
By- sushmita Pandit