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Kheer - Sweet Rice Porridge

Kheer - Sweet Rice Porridge

  • 100g Basmati Rice

  • 200ml Water

  • 400ml Milk (or preferred alternative)

  • 1 teaspoon Chopped dates

  • 2 teaspoons Cashews or pistachios (unshelled)

  • 3 small Green cardamoms ,crushed

  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery, coconut sugar or date syrup

  • Toasted Coconut


About this Recipe

Kheer (meaning milk in Persian), or Indian rice pudding, is a popular yet simple dessert made of milk, rice, cardamom and sweet ingredients such as dates or raisins. Kheer can be enjoyed as a healthy alternative to contemporary desserts or can even be enjoyed as breakfast in Autumn to nourish and soothe Vata, aid sleep and soothe dry skin. As a rejuvinating recipe, kheer also supports reproductive health.

Reduces Vata and Pitta, can increase Kapha

Being a sweet and heavy, rice and nuts reduces Vata and Pitta but increase Kapha. This dish is best enjoyed towards the end of summer to mid-winter or all year round (but not too often) for Vata and Pitta types.

2 Servings

35 minutes

Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice and soak in water for at least 1 hour

  2. Bring the milk, water and  cardamom to the boil, drain the rice and add to milk

  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pan and turn to medium heat

  4. Boil slowly for 30 minutes,  stirring occasionally so the rice does not stick

  5. Cook until the porridge becomes a slightly thick consistency, but can still be stirred

  6. Garnish with toasted coconut or Organic Rose Petals for added sweetness and pitta reduction.

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