A few weeks ago, I hosted my first three-course Indian food dinner party! It was a lot of work for a newbie like me, but it was much appreciated by our non-Indian guests. To make my life a little easier, I thought about sticking with easy desserts, like fruit. Then I thought about making kheer, a dessert I have always loved and which is not difficult to make!
Kheer (also known as payasam in South India) is a type of rice pudding. It is usually flavored with saffron, almonds, pistachios, and/or cardamom. Kheer has a milkier texture and is not as thick as American rice pudding. If you ever have last-minute company, I highly recommend preparing kheer as dessert because it does not take a long time to make and is liked by most people. Our dinner party guests absolutely loved it!