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Orange kheer served in a white bowl

Orange kheer - an easy Indian dessert

Orange kheer or santre ki kheer also known as Komola kheer is a delicious Indian dessert recipe. One of the many kheer recipes from India, this easy dessert made with fresh oranges, milk, and dry fruits is a specialty of Eastern India.
Course Dessert
Cuisine East india, Indian
Keyword indiandessert, kheer, kheerrecipe, orange, orangekheer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 120kcal


  • 1 ltr full cream milk
  • 2 medium-sized oranges sweet variety
  • 2 tbsp chopped dry fruits I have used chopped almonds, and cashew nuts. You can use any dry fruit of your choice.
  • 5 tbsp sugar adjust as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • Zest of 1.5 oranges


  • Boil milk in a pot. After the first boil, add chopped dry fruits and cook the milk on low flame till it thickens and changes color, It will take around 40-45 minutes. Keep on stirring in between to ensure that the milk doesn't get burnt or stick to the bottom.
  • While the milk is boiling peel the oranges, remove the pith and seeds and roughly chop the pulp.
  • Once the milk is done, add sugar, mix well, boil for another 2-3 minutes and then switch off the gas. Allow the milk to reach room temperature.
  • When the milk gets cold, add the orange pulp and zest, mix and keep in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours, If you don't want it chilled, serve it at room temperature but never heat it after adding the oranges.
  • To serve, just garnish with chopped dry fruits and enjoy!


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg