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Motichoor Kheer - Laddu Ki Kheer

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Motichoor Kheer or Laddu ki kheer is a quick and delicious dessert made using leftover motichoor ladoos, milk, sugar, saffron and nuts. This instant Indian dessert recipe is effortless and is made in under 20 minutes.

motichoor ladoo kheer served in a blue bowl

Motichoor kheer is perfect for instant sweet cravings. When you are bored of eating motichoor ladoos but still want to relish them, then this kheer gives the leftover laddus a new life.  

This Laddu ki kheer is one of the most delicious and easy to prepare quick Indian sweets. You can make this kheer during festivals, parties or get togethers, or serve this as a weekend dessert.

This Motichoor kheer is an interesting variation of regular rice kheer which is usually cooked during festivals, but you can cook it anytime your heart desires.

Just make this kheer once and then, you will never stop making this kheer. Try it out and I am certain that you will adore it as much as we do.

overhead shot of motichoor ladoo kheer served in bowls

What is Motichoor Ladoo?

Motichoor Ladoo is a ball-shaped Indian dessert made with saffron-coloured fine and tiny gram flour (chickpea flour) pearls. These chickpea flour globules (boondi) are prepared by frying chickpea flour batter into hot oil/ghee. These fascinating pearl-like balls are then mixed with sugar syrup, and they are then shaped into ladoos or round balls.

What is kheer?

Kheer is an eggless Indian pudding made by boiling milk and sweetener with some grain such as rice,  vermicelli, tapioca, or broken wheat. One of the most popular kheers is rice kheer.

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What is Motichoor Kheer?

This lip smacking Motichoor kheer is an exotic Indian pudding where sweet motichoor ladoos are cooked with thickened milk, nuts and sugar.

This kheer is made using motichoor laddu, milk, sugar, nuts and  generally flavoured with saffron and cardamom to enhance the taste.

Here milk is reduced and then flavoured with aromatic saffron strands and cardamom powder. A handful of chopped nuts are added to give it a nutty texture and rich taste. And lastly sweet motichoor laddus are added to this delightful kheer recipe.

It is a quick dessert recipe which does not require much preparation. This simple and easy to make dessert can be ready in under 20 minutes — a delight for quick dessert lovers.

This Motichoor Kheer:

✓ is so delish.

✓ is simple and easy to make.

✓ gets ready in under 20 minutes.

✓ can be served as a dessert or a heavy breakfast.

✓ can also be made into parfait.

✓ is made using leftover laddus.

✓ is egg-free, soy-free and vegetarian.

motichoor ladoo kheer served in a blue and brown bowls

What are the ingredients used in Motichoor Kheer?

Motichoor Laddu Kheer is made using very simple ingredients, which are:

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Motichoor Ladoos
  • Pistachios
  • Saffron Strands
  • Whole Or Full Fat Milk
  • Cardamom Powder

How to make Motichoor Ladoo Kheer?

Here are simple 4 steps to make Motichoor Ladoo Kheer:

Step 1: Smash motichoor ladoos. 

Step 2: Boil milk.  

Step 3: Flavour milk.

Step 4: Add motichoor ladoos. Done!

The detailed method of preparation is mentioned in the recipe box on this page.

How to make Motichoor Kheer Parfait?

Making this kheer into a fusion dessert such as kheer parfait is a piece of cake.

In fact kheer parfait is a HUGE hit in many parties. This incredible motichoor kheer parfait is easy to assemble and tastes out of the world.

To make ladoo kheer parfait, layer crushed motichoor ladoos at the bottom. Add a layer of chilled motichoor kheer. Make a second layer of crushed motichoor ladoo and top with some rabri (thickened sweetened milk). Garnish with sliced almonds and pistachios. A drizzle of rosewater on the top is all you need as a final touch.

a spoon filled with motichoor ladoo kheer

How to serve Motichoor Kheer?

You can serve Motichoor kheer as an after meal dessert along with Indian meals. It can be served warm or cold, and it tastes delicious both ways. So the choice is entirely up to you.

You can also make this kheer into parfait for parties and get togethers.

Here are some meal ideas to serve motichoor ladoo kheer:

motichoor ladoo kheer served in a blue bowl

Tips and variations to make best motichoor ladoo kheer:

  1. The laddoo absorbs the milk, thus, this kheer thickens after cooling down. So boil kheer until you get semi thick consistency of kheer.
  2. If you are planning to serve it after 7-8 hours or next day, and you think that kheer has thickened too much, then you can adjust consistency by adding warm or cooled boiled milk.
  3. If you like kheer on a thicker side or you want to make parfait with it then cook it further until you get the desired consistency.
  4. You can also make Boondi Ladoo kheer using the same recipe. To make Boondi laddu kheer, replace motichoor ladoo with boondi ladoos and the rest of the recipe will be the same.
  5. If you like you can also add some fresh cream to the kheer. Motichoor ladoos are rich in taste, so I generally don’t add any cream to this kheer.
  6. To get a thicker consistency, you can swap sugar with 2 tbsp of sweetened condensed milk.
  7. You can also replace sugar with jaggery, dates, honey or maple syrup.
  8. I have used homemade motichoor ladoos for this recipe. However, you can use store bought ones too.
  9. I made this kheer with leftover motichoor laddoos, but you can also use fresh laddus for making this kheer.
  10. Laddus are already sweet so you don’t need much sugar for this pudding. I have added 2 tablespoons of sugar, but feel free to reduce the amount of sugar. Or you can completely omit any sweetener.
  11. I have added saffron strands and cardamom powder for flavouring. To enhance flavours, you can also use rose water or kewra essence for flavouring.
a man holding motichoor laddu kheer bowl

Motichoor Kheer - Laddu ki kheer [RECIPE]

Motichoor Kheer or Laddu ki kheer is a quick and delicious dessert made using leftover motichoor ladoos, milk, sugar, saffron and nuts. This instant Indian dessert recipe is effortless and is made in under 20 minutes.
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INGREDIENTS

For Motichoor laddu Kheer:

• 2 large sized motichoor ladoo
• 3 cups whole or full fat milk
• 8-10 saffron strands, curshed
• 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
• 2 teaspoon almonds, chopped
• 2 teaspoon pistachios, chopped
• 2 teaspoon cashews chopped
• 2 tablespoons sugar or as per taste

For Serving:

• Sliced pistachios and saffron strands for garnish

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Dessert Indian 4

Nutrition Info: 165 calories // Servings: 1 serving

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make Motichoor laddu Kheer:

  1. Smash motichoor laddus using fingers or a fork. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat a pan, and add 3 cups of milk to the pan. Let it come to a boil.
  3. Once the milk has come to a boil, reduce the heat to low and boil it for 10 minutes over low heat. Stir occasionaly.
  4. Next, add cardamom powder, chopped pistachios, chopped cashews, almonds and curshed saffron strands.
  5. Add smashed laddus and stir well. Cook for 5 more minutes over low heat.
  6. After milk has boiled for 10 minutes add ladoos stir and cook for 5 more minutes.
  7. In between taste the sugar and if needed add sugar at this time. Stir and let the kheer cook for 5 more minutes.
  8. After 5 minutes, switch off the heat.
  9. Boondi laddu kheer is ready to serve. Garnish it with chopped mixed nuts.
  10. Turn off the heat, transfer kheer to serving bowls. Garnish with chopped pistachios and saffron strands. Serve warm or cold.

NOTES:

1. I have added saffron strands and cardamom powder for flavouring. To enhance flavours, you can also use rose water or kewra essence for flavouring.
2. You can also replace sugar with jaggery, dates, honey or maple syrup.
3. To get a thicker consistency, you can swap sugar with 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.

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