4. Methai (Asian Sweets)

Quinoa Kheer


  • Pot


  • 1 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 7 cups milk I used 2%
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cardamom
  • 10 almonds slivered
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 8 strawberries optional


Step 1

  • Cook quinoa in 2 cups milk: In pressure cooker – for 10 minutes (until 1st whistle, then cook 1 minute longer). On stovetop – on medium boil for 10-15 minutes

Step 2

  • Heat ghee in separate pot and add cooked quinoa. Let cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

  • Add in 5 cups milk let it boil for 2-3 minutes. Then add sugar and cardamom. Let boil on low-medium for 10-15 minutes until mixture is a thicker consistency.

Step 4

  • Add slivered almonds and mix. Turn off heat.

Step 5

  • Optional – Puree strawberries adding in a tbsp of water as needed to help blend. Top or mix into kheer for a strawberry swirl.


Strawberry topping optional


Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 9gFat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 374mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 281IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 210mg, Iron: 1mg,

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