Food Diversity - How to make Quinoa Kheer - The complete Recipe from Sikkim


  • Butter or Ghee: 1 tsp
  • Quinoa: ⅓ cup,
  • Water: ⅓ cup,
  • Milk: ⅓ cup +1 ½ cup,
  • Saffron: 8-10 strings,
  • Condensed milk: ⅓ cup,
  • Almonds, cashews and pistachios: 5 each
  • Cardamom or Elaichi powder: Two pinch


  • Dry roast nuts on medium low heat till you get nice roasted smell. Let them cool down for few minutes and then chop them in small pieces.
  • Dissolve kesar or saffron in warm milk till you get nice color.
  • Wash quinoa 2-3 times in water and drain out the water.
  • In a medium hot pan add butter and quinoa and roast it for few minutes.
  • After few minutes of roasting add water and ⅓ cup of milk.
  • Let it boil, change the heat to medium low, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or till quinoa becomes soft.
  • Once quinoa is soft add rest of the milk, cardamom powder, saffron mixture and increase the heat to medium.
  • Stir it frequently and let the kheer boil for 7-8 minutes and then add condense milk.
  • Stir and cook for additional 7-8 minutes. After that add chopped nuts and cook for another minute or two.
  • Switch off the heat and Quinoa kheer is ready to serve hot.
  • To Serve it chilled, keep it in the refrigerator for couple of hours.


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