Quinoa Kheer is a Indian fusion dessert made with the super grain Quinoa and milk . The grain is gluten free.
Kheer is a traditional Indian dessert made with rice and milk which is very popular all over the country . Milk and rice are simmered and reduced to give a creamy consistency to make Kheer . It surely is amazing to see the different variations and perhaps each state has its own variation . I have always been fond of this dessert and have more than 25 Kheer recipes on the blog .
For today under the theme Fusion at it’s Best , I have a Quinoa Kheer . Quinoa is a super food , gluten free , which is getting very popular across the world for its health benefits . I have cooked this protein rich grain with milk to get that creamy consistency and added some vanilla essence to give a fusion twist .
The quinoa kheer is a very pleasant change from the traditional Indian kheer . With vanilla. Quinoa kheer is more on the western style desserts . Do give it a try and yes check out some more kheers here.
1/4 cup quinoa
1 tsp ghee
1 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar
Few drops vanilla essence
Wash and rinse quinoa , soak it for 10-15 minutes .
Drain and keep aside .
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker .
Add the drained quinoa and sauté for3-4 minutes .
Add 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 2 -4 whistles .
Let the pressure release and open the pressure cooker.
Quinoa should be well cooked .
Add milk and cook on simmer till the milk has reduced 1/4.
Add sugar and cook for another 5-7 minutes on slow flame.
At this point you could minus sugar and add 2-3 tbsp of condensed milk .
Remove from fire and add vanilla essence .
Serve hot or chilled.
Garnish with almonds .