Amaranth Kheer is an appetizing and nourishing food for Indian fasts such as Janmashtami, Navratri, and Ganesh Chaturthi. It is one of the foods which provide the beneficial nutrients and proteins making it the perfect option for vrat season. Soft textured kheer, full of aroma also contains iron and fiber.
Amaranth Kheer needs common ingredients such as milk, ghee, sweetener and dry fruits. To make it more mouth-watering, add a bit of cardamom powder. This sweet Indian recipe is a cuisine which is perfect for every age group.
This perfect sweet dish requires minimum cooking time with least efforts. Here is the complete list of ingredients and recipe of the flawless Amaranth Kheer.
Ingredients for Amaranth Kheer
Amaranth 2 cups
Milk 4 cups
Almonds sliced 10-12
Pistachios sliced 10-12
Raisins 2 tablespoon
Dried coconut grated 1 cup
Stevia/ Caster sugar (½ cup)
Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon
Amaranth Kheer Recipe
Take a pan, add milk and boil it. Simmer it for 15 minutes on low flame and stir it continuously until the milk thickens.
Take a non-stick pan, heat ghee and add some raisins, almonds, and pistachios.
Allow it to saut for 2-3 minutes.
Now add amaranth in the pan on low heat and allow it to saut for 3 minutes.
Add milk into the pan and allow it to cook for 5-6 minutes.
Add cardamom powder and stevia or castor sugar (as per taste) and mix them well. Allow it to simmer for 7-8 minutes.
Serve the Amaranth Kheer in hot, warm or chilled. You can garnish it with sliced almonds, cashews or with saffron strands.
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