Thursday, January 26, 2006

Rice Kheer


Rice cooked in milk. An excellent dish, and this is the first solid food that a kid eat in Manipur. And also on the fifth day of birth of a child, we celebrate the first birthday of sorts called Swasti Puja, and then also we feed the guest with Kheer along with other sweet meats, in short we welcome a human being to earth with Kheer. This is a very special dish.

I had cooked this dish but couldn't post it, and I remembered when i saw a similar recipe on Zou's. So here it goes:

  1. Boil 1 ltr milk and when the milk start to rise, stir well.
  2. Add some bay leaves and 4-5 crushed cardamoms,
  3. Now add 3/4th of a cup of washed rice, kolam or basmati.
  4. Keep stirring till the rice becomes soft and the mix becomes thick.
  5. Add 2 TBS of grated coconuts and sugar to taste.
  6. Cook for 5 more minutes, you may add dry fruits like raisins, cashews and Badam(crushed).
  7. Add 1 TBS of desi ghee.
  8. Serve hot.

PS: A little milk maid makes the dish taste great.


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1/26/2006 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Journal Actif said...

Hello Anthony,
Your kheer looks and sounds yummy. I'll certainly give it a try. I would have never thought about using bay leaves. That's an interesting flavour addition.
Have a great day!

1/26/2006 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Journal Actif said...

I'm back to let you know I tagged you for the "Natural Homemade Remedies to Fight Common Cold". Check it out on Sailu's and my blog. :-)

1/26/2006 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hi Anthony,

Bay Leaves is something new for me... I'm gonna surely try this out... Moreover, I have my little one also.. who has just started with cinnamon as the first spice in her food. So I am gonna make this & share it with my daughter. Will let you know how it comes out..

1/26/2006 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Anon: Please do type and refer to side bar for the ceremonies. I have kept a link. SOrry about the problem. I will see what I can do about it right away.

@ Zoubida: Thanks for the tag an I will definitely try out.

1/26/2006 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Tina: OH, Bayleaves give a very good flavor to Kheer, and so do Coconut. Put fresh coconut if you have,, and we also use edible camphor in kheer. I couldn't find it in the market..

@ Anon again: The link sems working just fine.

1/26/2006 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger Shammi said...

Bay leaf in kheer? Never heard of that being done before... but I'm willing to try. Your kheer looks so beautifully creamy and white!

1/26/2006 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger Admin said...

@ Shammi: It gives a grea flavor.. and if you can get edible camphor, put a pinch of the same too...

1/26/2006 09:30:00 PM  
Blogger AquaM said...

U look really nice....hey u r an Aquarian na...when's ur bdy???

and ofcourse, yummy yummy kheer...shud not forget to blogroll this site.

1/27/2006 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony that kheer looks so good. I have never cooked kheer as I dont have a sweet tooth but looks like that picture is going to change all that!

1/27/2006 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Aqua: Dont forget to wish me on 9th feb lol

@ Gini: Ah! cook without sugar.. taste just as good.

1/27/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Cate said...

Mmmm, I love kheer. I have a recipe I make that is almost as good as our favorite restaurant's version.

1/27/2006 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger silverine said...

It's no wonder that you made kheer since it is your your bday. Milkmaid makes kheer yummy. I have always put coconut into kheer and people thought I was crazy though they liked the taste. Now I have proof that it is indeed a good idea:)

2/07/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mother and my grandmother usualy made this for me when i was little. It's not made just in Manipur, i guess it beeing a relatively easy recipe that it can be found in many places around the globe. It is very good and nutricios.

12/15/2008 02:17:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

hey man..ur kheer luks yummy..y dnt u try d kheer in our brown rice or chak hao...dats taste gr8..better den white rice..

4/11/2009 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great recipe thanks.I made it twice, but thesecond time I put chocolate milk instead of regular nd it was almost like pudding :)

10/18/2009 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous thebuddinggourmet said...

rice kheer is my favorite. i'll try it this weekend. thanks for sharing. :)

10/19/2011 12:43:00 PM  

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