Definition of kheer in English:

kheer

(also khir)

noun

South Asian
  • An Indian dessert consisting of rice (or a similar ingredient) and sugar boiled in milk or coconut milk, and often flavoured with cardamom and ground nuts.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Hindi khīr (and similar forms in other South Asian languages) from Sanskrit kṣīrī cooked rice (or a similar ingredient) in milk from kṣīra thickened milk.

Pronunciation

kheer

/ˈkɪə/