(Rice Pudding)

Kheerni is thickened milk with Cardamoms, Saffron and a number of rich mild spices. Basically it is the Indian version of rice pudding. Sindhi's normally make this a bit milky and not as thick as Phirni or rice pudding, but I like the thicker creamier version and that too cold. But in a Sindhi household you will get a hot version and most of the time with semiya.

In the picture below on the left is the thicker version and on the right is the lighter version.

500 gms half and half cream (10% milk)
250 gms milk (I used 2%)
5 cardamom pod
1/4 cup finely ground rice (Soaked for 1/2 and hour and then ground, you can add more or less depending on taste)
1/2 cup sugar (reduce or add more sugar according to taste)
4 tablespoons blanched slivered almond
2 tablespoons raisins (Soaked in water for at least 1 hour)


  1. Pour the half and half and 2% milk into a wide and thick, preferably non-stick pan.
  2. Add the cardamom pods and bring to a boil without letting the milk spill over.
  3. Quickly turn heat to medium.
  4. Sprinkle the ground rice slowly into the pan, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the sugar.
  6. Stir now and then cooking till the rice is cooked.
  7. Add the raisins and almonds.
  8. For the Sindhi lighter version, stop here and add more milk when reheating if too thick.
  9. For the thicker version simmer until the pudding has thickened to a creamy consistency, turning the heat down a bit towards the end.
  10. Bring to room temperature,Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until cold and set.

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Uma said...

looks delicious. Can I have some?

Cham said...

Rich and delicous dessert , looks Yum:)

Medhaa said...

Sure you can I have lots, come over or I can send some..:)

Divya said...

looks delish .. thanks for sharing ..

Divya Vikram said...

I love this anytime..Can u send me some?

Madhavi said...

Delicious, yummmmmm:))thanxx for sharing..

notyet100 said...

hve never tried sindhi version..butnow willsure try

remya said...

hy i havent tasted this pudding... sounds delicious yaar....

Arundathi said...

It is aloo took!! I'm really looking forward to your post now! :)

SASHREE said...

luvely kheer medhaa

Medhaa said...

Thank you so much everyone, your encouragement means a lot to me.

Meera said...

I love all your recipes, Medhaa. Great job.

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