Almond Quinoa Kheer


A sweet treat


TIME: 1 hour

“Can you imagine eating healthy kheer? No sugar, no milk, no ghee, just
wholesome ingredients, straight from nature. Serve your guests this healthy dessert and ask them to guess what it’s made of & I promise, they’ll be surprised!”


• 1 cup soaked almonds
• ½ cup quinoa
• 3½ cups water
• 6 tablespoons powdered jaggery
• ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
• 20 strands of saffron (approx.)
• ⅛ teaspoon rock salt


• 1 tablespoon chopped almonds
• 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
• 1 tablespoon raisins


Soak the almonds in water for about 6 hours. After soaking peel the almonds.


1. Place the quinoa in a saucepan with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Then, let it simmer for about 45 minutes until the quinoa is fully cooked.
2. Meanwhile, add the peeled almonds and 1½ cups water to a blender and blend until smooth.
3. Add jaggery, cardamom, saffron, and salt and blend again.
4. Pour this mixture into a bowl, add the boiled quinoa, and stir well. This is your kheer.
5. Place it in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. The quinoa will swell up & the kheer will get thick.

6. Top it with almonds, pistachios & raisins. Serve.

Benefits of This Recipe:

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Almonds are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, while quinoa adds protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium, making this kheer a nutrient-packed dessert option.
  2. Natural Sweeteners: Jaggery, used as a sweetener in this recipe, is a healthier alternative to refined sugar as it retains some of the minerals naturally found in sugarcane, providing sweetness with added nutritional benefits.
  3. Aromatic Spices: Cardamom and saffron not only enhance the flavor of the kheer but also offer potential health benefits, including aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, and promoting overall well-being.
  4. Gluten-Free and Vegan: This recipe is naturally gluten-free and can easily be made vegan by using plant-based milk instead of cow’s milk, catering to various dietary preferences and restrictions.

Nutritive Value (Approximate per serving):

  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Iron: 15% DV
  • Magnesium: 20% DV
  • Calcium: 10% DV

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