This is a humble dessert which graces all the festivals and occasions in India.India is a vast country where the language and dialect changes every 100 km.So this  dish changes its name and flavor in various regions of India .In West  it is known as Basundi,in South India it is called payasam,in North India it is called kheer and East India ,payesh.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Bengali, East Indian, Indian
Keyword kheer, payesam, payesh
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 2 persons
Author indrani


  • Milk 1 ltr.
  • Rice a handful 1/4th cup(short grained aromatic rice preferably)(soaked for half an hour)
  • Green cardamoms 3 to 4
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Sugar 1/2 cup
  • Roasted cashew nuts a handful [optional]
  • Raisins 1/4th cup[optional]



  1. Boil milk in low heat till it is reduced to half.
  2. Add the powdered cardamom and bay leaves.
  3. Add rice.,cashew nuts and raisins
  4. Stir and cook till the rice is tender.
  5. Add sugar.cook till the sugar melts completely.
  6. Serve as a dessert,hot or chilled.