Elaichi Kheer, an Indian Rice Pudding that is lightened up. It’s perfect for Diwali or any religious festival really. Serve is hot or cold.
Kheer is a widely popular Indian dessert. It is often made for religious holidays and Indian festivals. This is a very simple recipe… rice pudding flavored with some cardamom powder and rose water, how can you go wrong with that? Enjoy!
Elaichi Kheer | Indian Rice Pudding (gluten-free, lightened up)
- 1/2 cup uncooked white basmati rice
- 4 cups reduced-fat 2% milk low-fat 1% will work too
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/2 tsp rose water
- On medium heat, add rice and milk to a pot, preferably stainless steel, or any heavy bottom pot.</br></br>
- The milk and rice will take about 15 minutes to heat up. Keep stirring occassionally to prevent the rice from sticking.</br></br>
- This is what you should have after 15 minutes... light bubbles will form.</br></br>
- Stay close and keep stirring. It will take another 15-20 minutes for the milk and rice mixture to come to a boil. Notice the sides, how the quantity of the milk reduced.</br></br>
- Add the sugar, the cardamom powder, and rose water.</br></br>
- Stir to combine.. this is what you should have.</br></br>
- Stir until there are no lumps, all the cardamom powder dissolves in the milk. Once the milk boils, turn off the stove. You can boil the milk some more based on your desired consistency.. I prefer my kheer with a little more liquid.</br></br>
- Tastes amazing when served warm/hot/cold. Serve in a bowl, or wine glass for a fancy party.</br></br>
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