orange kheer

Orange kheer recipe With step by step photos – oranges and milk…. Do you like this combination?… Some of us won’t like the combination of a citrus fruit with milk…. Its a little weird for me too…. Like having lemons with milk…. Guess what it does to your imagination.

Yet lemons are more tart and sour than oranges. Oranges are sweet and in this season in India we do get sweet oranges. So the combination is not as bad as you think or imagine.

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And when oranges are in season, what to do with them… Of course you can eat them directly without the hassle of making anything with them.

But  you can also make something from the oranges which you must have never had in your life. Thats what I did. And inspite of being a little unsure and uncertain, I am glad I made Orange kheer.

It was simply wow… And a thought.. Why I did not make this earlier? and trust me no bad side effects on the stomach 😉

fresh juicy oranges

I have adapted this orange kheer recipe from a small veg pocket book I have. They have a kheer section in it, which strangely has uncommon kheer recipes and orange kheer is one amongst them.

I would also like to wish belated Lohri and Makar Sankranti to all of you. How much ever I love sweets and wanna make them at home for festive occasions, I just do not get the time to do so.

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Orange Kheer

5 from 3 votes
orange kheer recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Servings (change the number to scale):2
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 500 ml milk
  • 4-5 medium size oranges
  • ¼ cup crushed cashew nuts
  • 2 green cardamom - powdered
  • sugar as required


  • Heat the milk and allow it simmer, so that its quantity reduces to half.
  • Add sugar, crushed cashew nuts and cardamom.
  • Peel, deseed and chop the oranges finely.
  • Once the milk has cooled, add the chopped oranges.
  • Keep the orange kheer in the refrigerator and serve cold.
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How to make orange kheer recipe

I have used 500 ml of milk for the recipe. You can double up the quantity if you want. You could use any sweet oranges for the recipe, Indian as well as imported oranges.

1: peel the oranges. Remove the pith. Chop the oranges finely. Whilst chopping the oranges, remove the seeds also.

chopped oranges for kheer

2: heat the milk and then simmer, so that its quantity is reduced to half. Also add sugar to the milk. I also added some crushed cashew nuts and cardamom.

thickened milk with dry fruits for orange kheer

3: when the quantity is reduced to half, cool the milk. You can also cool the milk in the refrigerator. Add the chopped oranges to the milk when the milk has cooled.

adding oranges to milk

4: mix the oranges with the kheer. And lo your orange kheer is ready. But you have to wait till you savor it.

ready orange kheer

5: Keep the Orange kheer in the refrigerator and serve cold.

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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20 comments/reviews

  1. Hi
    I like your page and recipes but as a Bengali I must tell you that this is not a Bengali recipe at all . If you would have made only payesh or kheer then it was ok but definitely not orange kheer.please don’t misguide ppl.

    • monalisa, this kheer is known as komola kheer or komola payesh in bengali language. you may not be aware, but it is one of the recipes that come from bengal. this recipe is adapted from a cookbook. also i have a couple of bengali cook books and they have this orange kheer recipe mentioned in them.

      i am not misguiding people. if it is a bengali recipe, then i have to mention it is a bengali recipe. sometimes we ourselves are not aware of many recipes from our own cuisine just because they are not made in our homes. eg i am a half goan. some recipes were not made in my home and later in my teens i came to know that a few recipes like shakuti or khatkhate are actually goan recipes. if you look through bengali cookbooks or even on internet, you will find orange kheer mentioned as a bengali recipe.

  2. This was super duper yummy!!!!!5 stars

    • Thanks Chandni

  3. hey dassana,
    once I tried mixing fanta/orange soda with milk but the milk curdled so are you sure the milk will not curdle if we add oranges? & what about baking soda or any thing of soda type example liquid soda or baking powder will it go well with milk? because I like experimenting with food but I am not an expert so just asking you dear. by the way your recipes are just awesome I tried some of them & some came well & others I did some mistakes may be. keep posting awesome recipes dear. love your site…

    • thanks sara. fanta or orange soda is a carbonized drink with a lot of flavorings, additives and preservatives. so obviously whe you add it to milk, it curdle. if the milk has cooled down, then it won’t curdle if you add oranges as there is no soda or any other additives or preservatives in the fresh oranges. so the kheer does not curdle. also try using oranges which are sweet and not too tangy.

  4. The kheer which I made is sour due to orange… Can anything b done now??

    • i am afraid, nothing can be done. the oranges have to be sweet. then the kheer tastes good.

  5. Hi

    Could you post the name and author of the little book you mentioned?


    • its a diamond pocket book titled vegetarian cook book written by neera verma. its a very small book. i wonder if its still available.

  6. simply love to learn n taste yr to have more n more

    • thanks priyambada

  7. hello and happy new year
    -kulvender singh

    • happy new year to you too.

  8. this kheer is suggestion would be that after u have boiled the milk u can add some grated orange rind in it.. this will not only give the taste of orange but also the divine fragrance of it.

    • thanks for this nice tip suhani…..

  9. I have heard about this pudding dassana and even with sugarcane juice also the same preparation can be done but i have not tried. Thanks for the beautiful presentation.

    • i know neela about the pudding with sugarcane juice. its called as ganee ki kheer. its basically rice cooked in sugarcane juice. i was actually planning to make this one as sugarcane juice is easily available where i live. and probably i will make it and then post the recipe.

  10. I have never heard of oranges in kheers! Sounds pretty interesting 🙂

  11. Yum. I’m going to try oranges with cashews and cardamom — love your flavorings.