Thandai Flavoured Rice Kheer Recipe

Rice Kheer is an Indian desert which is made from rice, milk and sugar flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron. You can even use rose water or kewra water in this recipe.  Thandai Powder, Saffron strands, Basmati rice, Milk, Sugar, Condensed Milk, Whole Almonds (Badam), Pistachios, Cashew nuts, Rose Petals, Cardamom Powder (Elaichi), Mixed nuts, Milk, Whole Almonds (Badam), Cashew nuts, Pistachios, Poppy seeds, Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Whole Black Peppercorns   1-1/2 cup Thandai Powder Saffron strands , few 2 tablespoons Basmati rice 2 liter Milk Sugar , as required 4 tablespoons Condensed Milk 1 tablespoon Whole Almonds (Badam) , chopped 1 tablespoon Pistachios , chopped 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts , chopped Rose Petals , for garnishing 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) Mixed nuts , for garnishing, chopped 4 tablespoons Milk Ingredients for Thandai Powder 1 tablespoon Whole Almonds (Badam) , blanched and peeled 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts 1 tablespoon Pistachios 1 teaspoon Poppy seeds 1 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns     10   50     To begin with Thandai Flavored Rice Kheer, wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain the water and keep the rice aside.Soak the saffron and thandai powder separately in lukewarm milk. Powder the Thandai Powder ingredients – Almonds, Cashew nuts, Pistachios, poppy seeds, cardamom, cinnamon and whole black peppercorns into a coarse powder and keep aside.The next step is to boil the milk. When it comes to a boil, reduce the flame and add the rice in the saucepan.Keep stirring the kheer until it reduces to one-third of the original quantity. Once done, add sugar, milk-made, cardamom powder, chopped nuts, thandai milk and saffron. Mix everything well and cook the Thandai Kheer for 5 minutes more.After 5 minutes, turn off the flame and garnish it with chopped nuts and rose petals.Serve Thandai Flavored Rice Kheer as a dessert after your delicious meal of Dal Makhani, Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi, Phulka and Palak Raita.