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Festive Chocolate Rice Kheer served in aesthetically pleasing glasses by Chumbak.

Festive Chocolate Rice Kheer (Pudding)

Super easy recipe for a festive chocolate rice kheer pudding made without condensed milk but still really creamy. Perfect for your Diwali dessert table or any other Indian festival. Actually you won't need a reason to make this one!
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian
Diet Vegetarian
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 portions
Calories 332kcal
Author Richa


  • 1 litre Full Fat Milk
  • ½ cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 150 grams Dark chocolate chopped coarsely
  • Whipped Cream Roasted Halzenuts and other nuts for topping


  • Wash the basmati rice well with water a few times. Soak it in 2 cups of water and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan, bring milk to a gentle simmer, making sure not to scorch the bottom. Drain the water from the rice, and add the rice to the pan.
  • Keep stirring occasionally to ensure the rice doesn't stick to the bottom or scorches it. Once the rice is cooked through, and the kheer has thickened up, about 40-45 minutes, add vanilla extract and sugar. Mix well and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and mix in the chocolate. Stir well till the chocolate has melted completely. Let this cool down slightly before serving. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and your favourite roasted nuts.


  1. Rice: I've used basmati rice as they are long and provide fluffier results as compared to other varieties. 
  2. Soaking: Soaking the basmati rice helps remove excess starch as well as reduces cooking time. It also makes the rice softer and fluffier, perfect for kheer. 
  3. Chocolate: I've used dark chocolate as I like the bitter and strong flavour. If you like, you can use milk or white chocolate, or even a combination of your preferred chocolate variety. 
  4. Consistency: Check the consistency before adding the chocolate. To make it more runny, stir in 1-2 tablespoons of warm water. Do not add more water after adding the chocolate as it will affect the texture. 


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 4mg