Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quinoa Payasam / Quinoa kheer / Payasam Recipes

I never heard about quinoa until I came into the blogging world. Hope many of you also like me. First time I saw this in Mustafa Centre, but did not buy as I have no idea what to do. After that I searched net and came across some great recipes. I saw many of our friends trying this payasam and I too thought of trying the sweet recipe first, which also suits for my event.


  • Quinoa seeds - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - a pinch (optional)
  • Milk - 3/4 litre
  • Sugar - 1.5 cups (adjust accordingly to the sweetness)
  • Nuts - few cashews, almonds, pista
  • Raisins - few
  • Few strands of saffron
  • Ghee for frying the nuts - 1 tsp


  • Wash and cook quinoa with 2 cups of water and salt in the pressure cooker for 3 whistles.

  • In a small pan, add ghee and fry the nuts and raisins and keep aside.
  • In a wide pan, add the milk and saffron and allow the milk to boil.
  • Now add in the cooked quinoa and sugar and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the fried nuts and raisins, give a stir.
  • Healthy and delicious quinoa payasam is ready to be served. 

Quinoa can be cooked without the pressure cooker also, but takes more than 10 min.
Salt is optional. We used to add a pinch of salt as we feel it enhances the taste.

This goes to my event Dish name starts with Q

30 lovely comments:

Menaga Sathia

super tempting kheer!!


Delicious and mouthwatering....looks very creamy n innovation recipes dear...wonderful clicks..

Subhie Arun

healthy n yummy payasam!


Wow!! this sounds very very healthy!!
Looks rich and yum.


quinoa looks wonderful deliciously done


Healthy version of pudding, looks delicious

wow..delicious and tempting .

Innovative recipe...looks very tasty...

Love2cook Malaysia

Hello Akila, good day to you ma!!! I never had quinoa before. And your quinoa payasam looks fabulous!!!


I make this too!...comes out really tasty!..nice clicks!


what a great idea to use quinoa in kheer recipes. love it. nice job.


healthy and yummy payasam...hope it tasted can get quinoa at NTUC Fairprice, Organic section dear...


Me too never had quinoa before, this kheer looks very rich...


yummy the adddition of quinoa.

thanks for your lovely comments.happy to follow u

Vimitha Durai

Healthy and creamy payasam


never tried it.. sounds healthy

Suja Manoj

Healthy and yummy payasam,innovative one.


unique n healthy payasam,yummy!!

Reshmi Mahesh

Payasam looks super...Love this grain..


I like any kheer. This one is interesting.


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Looks yummy Akila.. it tastes like sago right? btw, I have added egg replacement suggestions for you in my post..


What a unique idea to use quinoa! Love this.

Jayanthy Kumaran

wow...such a yummmmy treat..
Tasty Appetite

Such a healthy and tasty dessert option!

Asiya Omar

Super payasam in quino.

Shylaja Praveen

Healthy and tempting payasam. Nice clicks


Looks really delicious and eye appealing. Loved the clicks a lot :)


Wonderful innovation....

Kaveri Venkatesh

Yummy payasam...I am still searching for Quinoa in Chennai

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