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Bohra kalamro (Rice and yogurt pudding)

A delicious dessert with simple ingredients. Serve chilled!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Bohra Recipes
Keyword bohra dessert, rice and yogurt kheer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 336kcal


  • 200 gram or 1 cup basmati rice, soaked for two hours
  • 3 cups water
  • 750 ml or 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup milk powder, optional
  • 275 gm or 1 ¼ cup sugar or to taste
  • 500 ml or 2 ½ cups yogurt

Garnishing (all garnishing is optional)

  • 150 gram Khoya (mava)
  • ½ cup Pomegranate seed
  • ½ cup mixed nuts (almond, pistachio, cashew)
  • ¼ cup raisins, soaked
  • few rose petals, washed


  • Wash rice and soak in 2 cups water for two hours in a thick bottomed skillet. Or overnight in fridge.
  • Boil rice for 10 minutes in soaked water until cooked, all water will dry. Then, add 1 more cup water , cover and cook on slow flame for another 10 minutes until rice are soft and mushy. (Rice grain should mesh fully upon pressing. So add more or less water as required.)
  • Add milk, sugar, milk powder and blend the rice with immersion blender. Do not make a smooth paste, just blend here and there so we have semi blended mixture.
  • Cook for few minutes until thick and then let it cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, blanch almond and slice them. Also chopped other nuts.
  • Now mix whipped yogurt to rice-milk mixture.( Rice should be cooled completely or yogurt will release water. )
  • Add half raisin and khoya in the karma and save rest for garnishing.
  • Garnish with nuts, khoya, raisin, pomegranate and rose petals.


All garnishing is optional because few like plain and smooth karma while other like loaded with nuts, pomegranates and raisins. So, when you make it, eat as you like best.
If the karma is too thick, you can thin it with more milk.
Khoya is like ricotta cheese and difficult to get in some places. It is optional as karma tastes great without it too. Kalamra taste best a day after as the milk in kalamra ferments in presence in yogurt.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 1mg