Ramzan Special: Kheer

Updated: Sep 10, 2009, 09:12 AM IST

Kheer is a favourite during Iftaar in the holy month of Ramzan.


1 cup of cooked basmati rice (long grain rice)

8 green cardamom pods crushed

2 tablespoons rose essence

2 tablespoons ground pistachio nuts

71/2 cups of whole milk

12 tablespoons sugar


The rice is to be ground finely and placed in a saucepan with the cardamoms. Add 6 3/4 cups of milk and boil over medium heat stirring continuously. Add remaining milk and cook over a medium heat until the rice mixture thickens to a creamy consistency. Add sugar and the rose water and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Serve chilled, and garnished with nuts.