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Komola Kheer

Priyanjali Joardar
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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A refreshing citrusy kheer is a traditional dessert of West Bengal, made especially during the orange season. Nice to be eaten after a hearty meal and serving in these cute orange baskets makes it more delightful!

Recipe Tags

  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Full cream milk 1 litre
  2. Cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon
  3. Few strands of Saffron
  4. Sugar 5 tablespoon or as required
  5. Oranges 3 (deseeded, segmented and thin white outer skin removed )


  1. Take milk in a non-stick pan, bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the flame and thicken the milk.
  3. Stir in between to prevent the milk from getting stuck to the pan and occasionally scrape from the sides.
  4. Reduce the milk to at least half the quantity
  5. Add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron dissolved in milk. Stir
  6. Switch off the flame after 5 minutes.
  7. Let it cool down completely and then mix the orange segments.
  8. Keep it refrigerated for 5-6 hours for the orange flavors to blend in the kheer.
  9. For the basket -
  10. With a help of a sharp knife mark the handle and the basket from the centre.
  11. With the knife slowly cut along the marking.
  12. Peel it
  13. Peel it without damaging the handle.
  14. Cut along the sides to release the fruit from the peel and scoop it out.
  15. Your orange basket garnish is ready to be used to serve the komola kheer

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Ayushi Prakash
Ayushi Prakash   Mar-09-2017

very innovative

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