Quinoa Kheer

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.

 

Quinoa Kheer

Quinoa Kheer

Ingredients

1/4 cup quinoa
1 tsp ghee
1 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar
Few drops vanilla essence
Almonds

Method

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 .

Quinoa Kheer

Quinoa Kheer

Quinoa Kheer is a Indian fusion dessert made with the super grain Quinoa and milk . The grain is gluten free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Few drops vanilla essence
  • almonds

Instructions

  • 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 .

Notes

Quinoa Kheer
 
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8 thoughts on “Quinoa Kheer”

  1. Yummy yummy. I have made quinoa Kheer too some time ago but with jaggery. Sugar and vanilla version sounds great too. Will try next time

  2. I was just looking at oats kheer in a recipe book now. I was thinking that’s a really good fusion recipe and here you are..taking it even a step higher! Love the concept and the presentation as well Vaishali!

  3. Quinoa Kheer sounds so delicious and is a nutritious option for those who want to avoid rice. I like the addition of vanilla to enhnace the taste.

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