How to make Rajgira Kheer -

This kheer is ideally made during religious fasts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Rajgira, Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Rajgira Kheer

Rajgira Kheer Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Rajgira Kheer Recipe

  • Rajgira popped 2 cups

  • Milk 1 tablespoon

  • Almonds sliced 10-12

  • Pistachios sliced 10-12

  • Raisins 2 tablespoon

  • Dried coconut ( khopra) grated 1 cup

  • Milk 4 cups

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ½ cup

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Honey for drizzl


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add almonds, pistachios and raisins and sauté for 2 minutes. Add amaranth seeds and sauté on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add dried coconut and sauté for 3-4 minutes.

Step 2

Add 3 cups milk and cook, stirring continuously, till milk thickens. Add remaining milk and mix well. Add castor sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 3

Pour the kheer into serving bowls, drizzle honey and serve warm.

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