Amaranth Ki Kheer

2 years ago

Kheer is a classic milk-based Indian dessert prepared during celebratory occasions across all homes in the country. The name Amaranth comes from the ancient Greek meaning "deathless" because this plant promotes a long, healthy life. Amaranth/Rajgira ki Kheer perfectly balances the healthy element of the dish with the deliciousness of a dessert. Garnished with dry fruits with a subtle aroma of cardamom powder makes it the perfect, easy-to-make dessert that everyone will love.

Nutritional Advantages of Amaranth Ki Kheer

Amaranth seeds have many health and nutritional properties:

  • Gluten-free
  • Contain more protein than other grains
  • Rich in calcium and antioxidants
  • Good for eyesight

Region: Uttarakhand/ Maharashtra

Nature: Indian Desert

Cuisine: Indian

Prep Time: 20 Mins

Cook Time: 20 MIns

Total Time: 40 Mins

Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:



Amaranth grain/Rajgira

1/3 Cup


1.5 Cups


2 Cup


To Taste


5-10 no

Blanched almonds

5-10 no

Blanched almonds

4 to 5 green

Rose petals

7 to 8 dried

Main Methods:

  1. Rinse 1/3 cup amaranth grains in a fine-mesh sieve or strainer.

  2. To cook the washed grains, add 1.5 cups of water in the pressure cooker. Stir well.

  3. Pressure cook the grains on a medium flame for 3 whistles or for 9 to 10 minutes.

  4. Once the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid of the cooker.

  5. Add 2 cups of milk in the cooker to the cooked amaranth grains mixture.

  6. Simmer on a low flame for 6 to 7 minutes.

  7. Keep stirring at regular intervals so that the kheer does not stick to the base.

  8. Add jaggery. Stir again and simmer the kheer for 2 minutes more.

  9. Add 4 to 5 tbsp sliced cashews and almonds, ½ tsp cardamom powder, 7 to 8 dried Rose petals.

  10. You can also add raisins and crushed saffron.

  11. Serve amaranth kheer hot or warm or chilled.

  12. You can garnish with some saffron strands or sliced almonds or cashews, while serving.

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