5 best delicious Indian Kheer recipes that are unique. Try these rich, creamy and indulgent kheer recipes that are different from regular Kheer recipes. Indian desserts perfect for special occasions, parties or festivals like Raksha bandhan, Eid or Janmashtami .
What is Kheer?
Kheer is a very popular Indian dessert, equivalent to milk pudding. Most popular of them is chawal ki kheer (Rice and Milk Pudding). Rice is cooked in lots of milk with sugar till it is creamy. Then it is flavoured with cardamom, saffron and dry fruits.
Kheer is known by different names in different regions of India as payesh, payasam, payasa, phirni, gil-e-firdaus and firni.
Variety Of Kheer
There are a great variety of milk puddings/kheer recipes. You can replace rice with grains, fruits, vegetables, millets, quinoa, vermicelli etc to make this rich, thick, creamy and delicious dessert.
You can make kheer, gluten-free, vegan, nut free if you have any dietary preferences or needs.
While creating these recipes I kept in mind not to lose the traditional touch of Kheer. Take a look at these delicious, easy kheer recipes variations. Do try one of these kheer recipes a try next time you are craving kheer or something sweet.
Rice Kheer Recipe
Traditional Indian kheer recipe of rice kheer or chawal ki kheer. This creamy kheer is cooked with rice in lots of milk and milk is reduced for hour or so till the pudding acquires thick and creamy perfection. Get the recipe
Raspberry and Rasgulla Kheer cups
Homemade vermicelli kheer flavoured with saffron along with juicy rasgullas and fresh raspberries is one dessert you cannot resist. The indulgent taste and beautiful fancy looks will always pull you back to have more. Get the recipe here.
Paneer kheer with baby rasgulla
Paneer Kheer, an Indian pudding made with Indian cottage cheese and milk. It's gluten-free and topped with mini juicy rasgulla this is a rich and decadent Indian dessert to end any meal. Paneer ki Kheer.
Apple kheer with thandai spice
A dessert improvised from the traditional apple kheer by adding some thandai spice. Thandai adds a delicious nutty texture to this kheer recipe.
The rose petals add an exotic touch and make this dessert a treat for eyes as well. Check the recipe of Apple Kheer
Carrot Kheer or Gajar ki kheer
Carrot kheer, is a simple recipe where you actually don’t use too many complicated unhealthy ingredients. It is sweetened with natural sugar. It has all the sweetness of a dessert without tons of sugar. Cook this Carrot Kheer recipe
Phool Makhana Kheer/ Foxnut Kheer
Phool makhane ki kheer is made with popped foxnuts (Makhana). This 100% gluten-free kheer recipe is perfect for festivals and fasts. This is a phalahari recipe which is suitable for fasting or Navratri.
This vermicelli kheer also known as Sheer Khurma or seviyan kheer is traditional Indian dish that is prepared for Eid celebration. Get the recipe.
Matar ki malaidar kheer/ Green Peas Kheer
Who would have imagined green peas or matar can also be used to make a dessert like Kheer. To trust it check out the recipe of this different kheer recipe from Awadhi cuisine Matar ki Kheer.