Kheer or payasa or payasam is a type of pudding made mostly with milk. It is one of the oldest forms of desserts, having been made from hundreds of years. The simplest and most common kheer is made by boiling rice and milk together which is then sweetened with sugar. Closest to it is shavige payasa which is made with vermicelli, milk, and sugar. It is also flavoured with cardamom and saffron. In south India, it is mostly sweetened with jaggery.
From the most common version made with rice to some less-known hesaru bele payasa (made with moong dal/yellow lentil), find all the recipes here.