Khira Gaintha Recipe (Kheer Puli)

Khira Gaintha Recipe (Kheer Puli)
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Khira Gaintha is a very delicate and extremely elevating dessert that’s unique to Odisha. This consists of balls of rice flour dough soaked in reduced cardamom flavoured milk. The rice flour is cooked with water and then kneaded to form a dough, moulded into balls, and dropped into simmering milk cream.

Serve Khira Gaintha on its own as a delicious dessert after your satisfying meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kheer recipes such as

  1. Apple Mawa Kheer
  2. Andey Ki Kheer
  3. Thandai Flavoured Rice Kheer


Cuisine: Oriya Recipes
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Rice flour
  • Water , as required
  • 3/4 cup Sugar , evaporated
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Salt , as required
  • 1 tablespoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , shredded
  • 6 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts , crushed
  • 1/8 cup Whole Almonds (Badam) , crushed

How to make Khira Gaintha Recipe (Kheer Puli)

  1. To begin making the Khira Gaintha recipe, boil water in a pan. Add a teaspoon of oil and a teaspoon of salt to this.

  2. Now gradually and continuously add the rice flour to the water and keep stirring.

  3. Make sure there aren’t any lumps. Lower the flame, cover the pan with a lid and cook it for five minutes.

  4. Take this mixture and turn it on to a wide plate. Let it cool.

  5. Once it has cooled just enough knead it with your fingers so that it forms a ball.

  6. Make small balls and steam them. In an another deep pan boil the milk and evaporated milk.

  7. Simmer in low flame until milk thickens. Add the rest of the sugar, cardamom powder and heat the milk some more.

  8. Now one by one drop the rice balls into the boiling milk and continue stirring.

  9. You can make a paste with 1 tablespoon of rice powder and add it to the milk to thicken it.

  10. Add the coconut in the end along with slivered cashew and almonds. Serve it cool.

  11. Serve Khira Gaintha on its own as a delicious dessert after your satisfying meal.