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Amaranth Fruity Pudding/ Rajgira Kheer is a healthy, filling, nutritious, creamy pudding that can be enjoyed as a dessert or as breakfast. Loaded with nuts and fresh fruits, it is an absolute treat.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, fasting food
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • ½ cup amaranth seeds
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar, date syrup, honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • ½ tsp cardamom or cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup mixed fresh fruit of your choice


  • Put amaranth in a sieve and wash it under a running tap.
  • Pour milk into a pan and put it over medium heat.
  • When the milk is hot, add the amaranth seeds.
  • Let the mixture simmer over low to low medium heat for 20-25 minutes or till the milk is reduced to half the quantity. Remember to stir the mixture frequently.
  • Add sweetener of your choice. Mix well.
  • Take the kheer or pudding off the heat and let it cool.
  • Add the chopped fruits and cardamom or cinnamon powder. Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts.
  • You can serve this at room temperature or cold.
  • I prefer cold pudding/ kheer so I kept it in the fridge for 2 hours.


  • You can add 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk, date puree, coconut sugar, honey or jaggery instead of sugar.
  • Add fresh fruits of your choice like mango, banana, berries etc.
  • Can serve it hot as a porridge for breakfast.
  • For vegan option cook the amaranth in almond, cashew milk or coconut milk.
  • Can also cook it in water.
Keyword amaranth pudding recipe, rajgira kheer