Green Aura



  • Butter or Ghee: 1 tsp
  • Quinoa: 1/3 cup
  • Water: 1/3 cup
  • Milk:1/3 cup +1 1/2 cup
  • Saffron: 8-10 strings
  • Condensed milk: 1/3 cup
  • Almonds, cashews and pistachios: 5 each
  • Cardamom or Elaichi powder: Two pinch


  • Dry roast nuts on medium low heat until a pleasant roasted aroma is produced.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes and then chop them in smal pieces.
  • Dissolve the saffron (kesar) in warm milk till the mixture gels a nice colour.
  • Wash the 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 a few minutes of roasting, add water and cup of milk.
  • Let it boil on a medium-low flame. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or till quinoa becomes 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 the condensed milk.
  • Stir and cook for additional 7-8 minutes.
  • Add chopped nuts and cook for another minute or 2.
  • Switch off the heat and Quinoa kheer is ready to be served hot.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve it chilled.

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