Ksheerannam - Andhra Style

Ksheerannam is a rice pudding or rice dessert. It is usually made as neivedhiyam during navarathri in Andhra regions. It takes a long time to cook but still its a very tasty dessert.

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 50 - 60 min
Serves: 3

  1. Raw rice - ½ cup
  2. Milk - 5 cup
  3. Sugar - ¼ cup
  4. Ghee - 2 tbsp
  5. Cashew nuts - 10 pieces
  6. Almonds - 5 pieces - cut into pieces
  7. Dry grapes - 10 pieces


   -  Soak rice for 10 min


1.   Clean the soaked rice and set aside. Heat a medium sized pan preferably non-stick pan, add 2 cups of milk and bring it to boil.
2.   Reduce the flame and add rice. Keep stirring slowly and continuously as rice gets cooked. If you do not stir it gets stick to the bottom of pan.  As rice gets cooked, add milk when it gets thickened.
3.   Rice should be cooked well and mushy. Do not stop stirring. When the rice gets mushy, add sugar and give a good stir.
4.   In meanwhile heat a small pan, add ghee and roast cashew nuts, almonds, dry grapes. As nice aroma comes out, add it to the kheer. 
5.   Mix it well and serve hot or cold.