Sesame Rice Pudding/ Til aur Chawal ki Kheer

Sesame Rice Pudding/ Til aur Chawal ki Kheer
Sesame Rice Pudding/ Til aur Chawal ki Kheer
A very unusal but scrumptious Dessert. Rice Pudding with the addition of Sesame seeds makes it all the more delicious and healthy.


Milk- 1 litre full fat
Basmati rice- 1/4th cup 
Sesame seeds- 1/4th cup
Sugar- 1 cup (or as required)
Cardamom(elaichi) powder- ½ tsp 
Almonds- 15-20 (slivered)
Cashews- 12-15 (slivered) 
Pistachios- 12-15 (slivered) 
Rose water- 2 tbsp 
Dried Rose Petals- 2 tbsp (for garnishing)
Few strand of Saffron/kesar(dissolved in 2tbsp warm milk)


Dry roast sesame seeds till golden brown.
Let them come to room temperature and then grind them.

Rinse the rice till the water runs clears of the starch.
Soak the rice in enough water for 15-20 mins.

Meanwhile heat milk in a heavy bottomed pan and let it come to a boil (not rolling boil). Reduce the flame to the lowest.

Drain the rice. Add washed rice in the Milk.

Stir the milk and let the rice grains cook.
Keep scraping the sides of the pan and add this dried milk into the pan.
After about 15-20 minutes when rice are almost done add in the grounded sesame seeds.
Stir well. 
Cook them for 15-20 minutes more.
By this time consistency will also be thickened.

Add Sugar and mix well.
After adding sugar it is important to keep stirring continuously otherwise sugar will caramelize and can get burnt and stick to the bottom of the pan.
It'll take about 15-20 mins more for the sugar to get completely incorporated.
And the Kheer will be thickened now.

Add Cardamom powder, all Nuts (reserve some for garnishing), Rose water and saffron.
Give it a good mix.

Switch off the flame.
Garnish with dried Rose petals and slivered nuts.

You can serve the Rice Kheer, hot or warm or chilled. 
Enjoy the yummy treat!!