Friday, May 11, 2018

Gluten free Quinoa Coconut Milk Payasam/Quinoa Kheer with Coconut Milk

If you are looking for a healthy and droolworthy Indian sweet dish for your festive meal or to celebrate an event, dont forget to give a try to this gluten free Quinoa coconut milk payasam. Actually South Indians makes ultimate coconut based kheer with freshly squeezed coconut milk along with rice. Obviously i cant stop myself to dish out the same kheer aka payasam with protein rich quinoa. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Protein rich ingredient as theme for this week. After a tangy and fingerlicking quinoa vatha kuzhambu, am posting an another delightful and super delicious kheer prepared with less efforts. Quinoa is definitely a versatile grain and you can cook many ultimate dishes out of this Protein rich grain. I have been cooking with these grains since a while and this grain is one of my favourite grain after Oats. If you want to give a try to this grain, give a try with a sweet dish with this ultimate grains.

Though quinoa gets well cooked with simple cooking process, i usually go with pressure cooking. Pressure cooking helps a lot to conserve the vitamins as well as for easy cooking process. As usual, i opted for pressure cooking and this kheer is definitely an easiest one to make if you dont have enough time to dish out a delightful dessert for our feast. Coconut milk brings a nice flavor to this simple yet a delicious kheer. We simply enjoyed having this payasam after our meal and we loved it to the core. This kheer came out extremely good with a nice coconutty flavor. Served chilled or at room temperature, trust me anyone at home will definitely enjoy this sweet without any fuss.

Quinoa Coconut Milk Payasam, Quinoa Kheer

1/2cup Quinoa
1cup Water
2cups Coconut milk
1/2cup Sugar (decrease if needed)
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
Few cashew nuts
Ghee (as per need)

Cook the quinoa in pressure cooker along with water for 5-6 whistles.

Once the steam get released, add the coconut milk,sugar,cardamom powder and cook everything until the kheer gets bit thickens.

Heat the ghee, fry the cashewnuts, add this fried cashewnuts along with the ghee to the prepared quinoa kheer.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Quinoa Kheer, Quinao Coconut Milk Kheer



Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

So easy to make and looks very rich too :)

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

super yumm.. quinoa is something i didn't tried yet. love this gluten free kheer ;)

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, wow! The payasam looks so yum Priya. And the fact that it is healthy too makes it more inviting..

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Quinoa and coconut milk is a combination I haven't tried yet. I can imagine the flavors. Thanks for the idea, Priya.

Renu Agrawal Dongre said... Reply To This Comment

Wow quinoa payasam .. innovative and a something new to try...your pics are making me drool