Indian Rice Pudding(Known as Kheer, Payasam or Payas)

  • PrepTime: 30 Mins
  • CookTime: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
  • TotalTime: 2 Hrs


  1. 2 liters full-cream milk
  2. 1 can/400 grams sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1 tsp. cardamom powder
  4. 1 cup of sugar
  5. 1 cup Basmati rice
  6. 50 grams almonds blanched and slivered
  7. 50 grams raisins
  8. A few strands of saffron
  9. Optional: rose petals to garnish


  1. Wash the rice well and soak for half an hour in enough water to cover it fully.
  2. Put the milk, condensed milk and sugar in a deep, thick-bottomed pan and boil. When the milk comes to a boil, add the rice and simmer. Cook till the milk thickens and reduces to half its original volume.
  3. Add the almonds, raisins, and cardamom and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Turn off the cooktop and add the saffron. Stir well.
  5. Allow the kheer to cool, then chill.
  6. Serve cold garnished with rose petals.