Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sweet South Asian dish made by boiling rice with milk, sugar, spices, and sometimes nuts and other ingredients until it thickens to the consistency of gruel.

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  • noun An Indian sweet rice pudding.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hindi and Urdu khīr, from Prakrit khīra-, milk, thickened milk, from Sanskrit kṣīram; akin to Middle Persian šīr, milk.]

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From Hindi.

Examples

  • This kheer is very rich, and best enjoyed chilled, served in a small bowl (katori).

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  • (REUTERS/Grace Liang) 10A Muslim man arranges bowls of a traditional dessert called kheer for sale outside a mosque before the evening prayers on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on August 23, 2009.

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  • My grandmother used to make this "kheer" for Nagpanchmi. and she would send a huge parcel to our home along with many other goodies.

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  • My grandmother used to make this "kheer" for Nagpanchmi. and she would send a huge parcel to our home along with many other goodies.

    Cheppi Kheer - Sugarless Kheer?

  • "kheer", which is what it is called in Nepal, India and Pakistan.

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  • I welcome their visits and their talks, but they do deplete my kheer a tasty, fattening, sweet, South Asian rice pudding dessert.

    Wajahat Ali: A Mosque Story

  • The trays of kheer (rice pudding) and halwa puri (sweet dessert with fried bread) are treated with more honor and respect.

    Wajahat Ali: A Mosque Story

  • I used to love it in the Shraddha chi kheer (made on the 13th day ceremony after death) and the khichdi.

    Tomato Saar & Salichi Moog Dal Khichdi

  • The trays of kheer (rice pudding) and halwa puri (sweet dessert with fried bread) are treated with more honor and respect.

    Wajahat Ali: A Mosque Story

  • I welcome their visits and their talks, but they do deplete my kheer a tasty, fattening, sweet, South Asian rice pudding dessert.

    Wajahat Ali: A Mosque Story

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