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quinoa kheer

Quinoa Kheer Recipe

Quinoa kheer recipe to make this traditional creamy dessert with quinoa. With festivals like Diwali Dussehra Navratri fast approaching, this healthy, refined sugar-free, gluten-free dessert is a must-try. With a decadent creamy texture and saffron flavour, the quinoa kheer is healthier and delicious.  
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: indian cuisine, north indian, south indian
Keyword: festival recipes, healthy dessert, kheer, quinoa, quinoa recipes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • Any Deep Pan or Dutch oven


  • 1 litre Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • ¼ cup Quinoa rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup lotus seeds roasted and crushed
  • ½ cup Water
  • 4 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 10-15 Saffron – few strands
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachio


  • Heat 4 cups of milk and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the milk till it is reduced to ½ the quantity.
  • Rinse quinoa in water 2-3 times.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and saute rinsed and drained quinoa for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of water. Cover the lid and pressure cook for one whistle.
  • Now open the lid and add reduced milk to the saucepan.
  • Cook the quinoa and milk while stirring it in between.
  • This will start looking like this after some time. Add sugar and mix. You can also add kishmish.
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron.
  • Delicious and thick quinoa kheer is ready. Garnish it with pistachio and almonds and enjoy it warm or cold.



Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg