Shahi Kheer Recipe

While preparing for traditional Sunday lunches at home, we often spend a lot of time thinking about what to make for the dessert, because I feel it is one of the key elements of a meal. This Sunday since we were preparing a typical North Indian Thali with Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani and Kadhai Paneer, I thought of making Kheer for the dessert.

This recipe was passed on to me by my mother, its simple and yummy!

The Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Rice- Washed
  • 5 Cups Full Cream Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tea Spoon Cardamom Powder
  • A Pinch of Saffron Dissolved In Milk
  • Chopped Almonds and Cashews

I used Zantye’s Almonds and Cashews because some of the ingredients that enhance the taste of a dish are very important and thus I believe in using only quality products. Zantye’s has been my favorite ever since I stepped my foot in Goa 10 years ago. Back then I used to parcel them for Delhi and now since Goa is home, I simply cannot do without these. From desserts to my chicken recipes and kebabs, I use Zantyes products quite extensively in my cooking.


  • Boil the rice and milk in a deep pan.
  • Simmer over a low flame, stirring occasionally till the rice is cooked and the milk becomes thick.
  • Add sugar when done, and stir lightly till it gets dissolved
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron dissolved in milk.
  • Transfer into a serving dish and garnish with almonds and cashews. I prefer my almonds and cashews raw, if you want you can either soak them in water for sometime and then use or even toast them lightly in a pan.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

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