rajgira kheer recipe, amaranth kheer recipe
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Rajgira Kheer

rajgira kheer is a simple easy dessert pudding made with amaranth grains. navratri recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • cup amaranth grain (rajgira or ramdana)
  • 1.5 cups water for pressure cooking
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 to 5 tablespoon sugar or add as per taste
  • 12 to 15 cashews or blanched almonds, sliced or 4 to 5 tablespoon sliced cashews or almonds
  • 4 to 5 green cardamoms, crushed to a powder in mortar-pestle or ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 7 to 8 dried rose petals, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • rinse 1/3 cup amaranth grains in a fine meshed seive or strainer. you can also add them directly in the pressure cooker if you want.
  • then add 1.5 cups water. stir very well
  • pressure cook the grains on a medium flame for 3 whistles or for 9 to 10 minutes. once the pressure settles down on its own, open the lid of the cooker.
  • now add 1 cup milk in the cooker.
  • keep the cooker on stove top on sim or low flame. stir the milk and the cooked amaranth grains mixture very well. simmer on a low flame for 6 to 7 minutes. do keep on stirring at intervals so that the kheer does not stick or get browned from the base.
  • add 4 to 5 tbsp sugar. stir again and simmer the kheer for 2 minutes more.
  • lastly add 4 to 5 tbsp sliced cashews or almonds, 1/2 tsp cardamom powder, 7 to 8 dried rose petals, chopped (optional). you can also add raisins and crushed saffron. stir again.
  • serve amaranth kheer hot or warm or chilled. once the kheer comes to room temperature, you can chill it in the fridge.
  • you can garnish with some saffron strands or sliced almonds or cashews, while serving.