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Back To School: Kheer

What is it?

Kheer is a traditional Indian rice pudding made by simmering rice, milk and sugar slowly until creamy and rich. It can be garnished with nuts and raisins and flavored with spices.

Where is it from?

Kheer has been eaten for thousands of years across India and many varieties have developed. In South India it is made with vermicelli and commonly eaten for breakfast while in Gujarat it is known as Doodhpak, a thinner version often flavored with saffron. It is also eaten across Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. A popular dish!

What spices are used?

Traditionally, green cardamom is added to kheer which gives it a strong, sweet and zesty aroma!

Is it delicious?

Yes! We made our Kheer vegan by cracking open a coconut and using the meat to make fresh coconut milk. We cooked this slowly with basmati rice, sugar, cardamom, cashews and raisins. The ultimate dessert for a cosy night in! 😋

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