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Gluten free, creamy, delectable Samo/Moriyo Kheer is a pudding that can be enjoyed as a dessert or for breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 4 - 6 cups of full fat milk
  • ½ cup samo/moriyo/barnyard millet/little millet
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios etc
  • 2 tbsp raisins or a dry fruit of your choice
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder elachi


  • Wash the samo just like normal rice. Let it soak in little water for about 15-30 minutes.
  • Put the milk in a non stick pan over medium heat.
  • Drain out the water from the samo.
  • When it begins to boil, add the samo.
  • Keep stirring occasionally and let the mixture simmer for 10 -15 minutes or till the samo is cooked and the kheer becomes thick.
  • Add sugar and let it simmer for a further 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped nuts, raisins, and cardamom powder.
  • Mix well and serve. It can be served hot or chilled.


  • Instead of sugar you can use a sweetener to make it diabetic friendly. 
  • For a healthier version replace normal sugar with jaggery powder or coconut sugar.
  • Add more nuts and dry fruits if you like.
  • Can be served chilled.
  • Add chopped fresh fruits to the cold kheer.
  • Puree dates and dry figs and add to the kheer.
  • Use low fat milk if you like.
Keyword gluten free kheer, samo kheer