Cook's Hideout: Bengali Aam Kheer (Mango Kheer)

May 22, 2011

Bengali Aam Kheer (Mango Kheer)

For the last day of blogging marathon#5 I wanted to make a Bengali dessert/ sweet. My dad worked in Burdwan, West Bengal for a year or two and when he visited us he would bring back containers filled with Rasagullas for us to enjoy. Those were the best rasagullas I’ve ever tasted and I don’t think any of the canned or the restaurant ones come even close. I wanted to make rasagullas for the marathon, but didn’t have the time to make them.

Many of the Bengali desserts are made with chenna or sweetened paneer, but with the limited time I had I decided to make this equally delicious and decadent Aam Kheer (Mango Kheer) . Why didn't I ever think of adding mango puree to sweetened and thickened milk to make this divine dessert. So simple, yet so sophisticated and the taste is just out of this world.

Aam Kheer1

Recipe adapted from Sandeepa's Bong Cookbook. I've to thank Sandeepa for all the Bengali dishes on her blog and we had a great time making and eating these delicious dishes. I changed the original recipe a little bit to use up the leftover evaporated and condensed milk I had after making this. I only had 2% milk on hand, but I don't think that affected the taste or consistency of the end product.

Milk - 2 cups (I used 2%)
Evaporated milk - 1 cup
Condensed milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup (optional)
Saffron - few strands
Ground Elaichi (Cardamom) - 1/2 tsp
Ripe mango - 2 medium

Aam Kheer2
  • Heat 2% milk with evaporated milk in a heavy bottom sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Add condensed milk and sugar (if using) and continue to simmer on medium flame stirring continuously until the milk thickens and reduces to about half of the original volume, takes about 50 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Add saffron and elaichi to the milk mixture in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
  • When ready to serve, puree 1 mango and mix with the kheer. Chop the other mango and garnish the serving dishes with cubed mango for a double dose of mango goodness.
This was probably one of the best desserts I've ever made with mango. The kheer had a thick, almost dulce de leche consistency and taste and the sweet mango complements the kheer in a great way. This is a must try for all Mango lovers.

Aam Kheer

Let's check out what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up today:
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma, Veena
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja
Summer Coolers: PJ, Vaishali
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala


  1. wow! this sounds so flavorful. I have to try this for sure this season!!

  2. OMG! This looks so so mouth watering. I can skip main meal for this dessert :)
    US Masala

  3. Mango kheer looks so yummy Pavani. I like the bowl too :)


  4. Looks so yummy and tempting.. absolutely perfect presentation !!..
    Thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  5. I love is season right thanks for our recipe..will try soon

  6. With the mango season around that looks perfect..Drooling here.

  7. lovely presentation! the kheer looks creamy and delicious!

  8. The kheer looks so delicious! the presentation is beautiful!!

  9. Thats so irresistible and highly inviting kheer..delicious!

  10. Yum..anything with aam is just yum ...very tempting

  11. Love the contrasting colors of the bowl, kheer and the mint garnish!

  12. Looks really gorgeous. I had something similar in mind for the kheer session but since I aready had 7 posts ready, skipped it. :)

  13. I am looking at this post right after dinner and thinking - That would be a perfect dessert to round off the meal :) Looks SO yum!!!!

  14. Lovely really have come out so well..they bring out the mango colour so well..


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