Kheeranand Recipe – A Blissful Dessert Delight

Today, I’m very excited to share with you my favorite dessert Kheeranand Recipe that’s close to my heart.

This meal will certainly become a beloved addition to your recipe collection if you have a sweet craving like I do. So, let’s start right now!

Kheeranand Recipe
Kheeranand Recipe

How to make Kheeranand Recipe?

Preparation Times: 15 minutes

Cooking Times: 40 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Equipment Needed

  • A medium-sized heavy-bottomed pot
  • A wooden spoon or spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Serving bowls


  • 1/2 cup Basmati rice
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • Ghee for greasing


Step-1. Wash and Soak the Rice

  • Begin by rinsing the Basmati rice thoroughly under running water. After draining the water, soak the rice for around 30 minutes in adequate water.

Step-2. Cook the Rice

  • After soaking, drain the rice and set it aside.
  • Ghee should be warmed up in a medium-sized pot over medium heat.
  • Stir for two to three minutes, or until the cooked rice is transparent, after adding it.

Step-3. Boil the Milk

  • Pour the whole milk into the same pot with rice.
  • Stir thoroughly, then let it to boil.
  • Simmer, occasionally tossing, on low heat until the rice is tender and the milk has almost completely evaporated. This should take approximately 30 minutes.

Step-4. Add Sweetness and Flavor

  • Stir sugar, condensed milk, chopped almonds, pistachios and raisins.
  • 10 more minutes of simmering should be spent occasionally stirring.
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron strands (if using) for that heavenly aroma and flavor.

Step-5. Serve and Enjoy

  • Once your Kheeranand has thickened to your desired consistency, remove it from the heat.
  • Allow it to cool slightly before transferring it to serving bowls.
  • Garnish with some more chopped nuts and saffron strands for an elegant touch.

Nutrition Facts Of Kheeranand Recipe

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 40g

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy your Kheeranand warm or chilled, depending on your preference.
  • It pairs wonderfully with a sprinkle of rose petals or a dollop of fresh cream.

Tips and Variations

  • For a creamier texture, use full-fat milk.
  • Adjust the sugar to your taste and you can also use jaggery for a unique flavor.
  • Experiment with different nuts like cashews or walnuts.
  • Try almond or coconut milk if you want a vegan substitute for dairy milk.

Health Benefits Of Kheeranand Recipe

  • Kheeranand provides an energy boost due to its high carbohydrate content.
  • The nuts provide not only proteins but also good fats.
  • Saffron has a reputation for antioxidant.
  • Essential vitamins and minerals can be found in rice.

FAQs: About Kheeranand Recipe

1: Can I use brown rice instead of Basmati rice?

  • While Basmati rice is traditional for Kheeranand, you can certainly use brown rice for a healthier twist. It might take a bit longer to cook just keep in mind.

2: How long can I store Kheeranand in the fridge?

  • Kheeranand can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Just reheat it gently before serving.

3: Can I make this recipe without nuts for allergies?

  • Absolutely, you can omit the nuts and still enjoy the deliciousness of Kheeranand.


There you have it is my delightful Kheeranand recipe!

It’s a delight flawlessly embodies the essence and texture of classical Indian desserts which is delivering a delightful burst of flavors as well.

I’m confident it will become a family favorite’s if you give it a try.

By playing with several versions, personalize it. Happy cooking and even happier indulging!