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Orange Kheer - a fruity twist on the classic rich and velvety pudding with oranges and chenna (crumbled paneer). Flavored with cardamon and saffron, this royal dessert is perfect for the festive season!

Orange Kheer

Orange Kheer - a fruity twist on the classic rich and velvety pudding with oranges and chenna (crumbled paneer). Flavored with cardamon and saffron, this royal dessert is perfect for the festive season!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword sweet
Custom Category Desserts, Diwali, Indian Sweets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 153 kcal
Author Nidhi Bothra

Ingredients

  • 5 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup homemade cottage cheese , or crumbled paneer
  • 3 small oranges , peeled (or use canned oranges)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • pinch saffron , soaked in 1 tsp warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • pistachio , chopped for garnish
  • almonds , slivered for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk in a heavy-bottomed pan on low flame. Keep stirring the milk continuously.

  2. In 10-15 minutes when the milk starts to thicken, add in the condensed milk, cardamom powder and saffron. Adjust the sweetness with condensed milk according to your taste.

  3. Boil the milk for 2-3 more minutes and then switch off the gas.

  4. Let the milk cool down to lukewarm temperature and then add cottage cheese (or crumbled paneer) and orange zest. Mix until well combined.

  5. Now, keep it in the fridge for 30 mins until it cools down completely.

  6. Fresh oranges - peel them by removing the transparent outer skin and remove the seeds. Keep the oranges intact and try not to break them into small pieces, otherwise it will make the kheer watery.

    Canned oranges - drain them for 15 minutes until the excess liquid is gone.

  7. Mix the oranges into the kheer. Make sure that the kheer is completely cooled down before adding the oranges, otherwise the milk will curdle.

  8. Chill the kheer in a fridge for at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure that you use sweet oranges for the kheer, not sour ones.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Kheer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 283IU6%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.