( wash couple of times by massaging the seeds to get rid of the bitter saponin completely)
Milk -5 cups
(As i was preparing for a party i added 1tbsp extra to make it a bit sweet)
Crushed pistachio & almonds - each 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
Saffron a pinch (optional for garnish)
Rose essence - few drops (optional)
Pressure cook quinoa with 2 cups of water,may be just a whistle.Once cooked open the pressure cooker,add the milk give a stir.
In low flame cook the kheer till semi thick or consistency you want for about 15 minutes.Add the sugar,cardamom powder & crushed nuts,cook it for another 1 or 2 minutes.
Switch off the stove ,garnish with saffron & rose essence if using,serve it hot or cold.
a) Condensed milk can be added for extra richness.
b) Always use whole milk for any kind of payasam/kheer.
c) If you like you can also add fried raisins & cashew nuts in ghee.
d) Wash quinoa couple of times my massaging the seeds to get rid of the bitter saponin completely.
e) Some people also add jaggery instead of sugar & slight coconut milk to give extra richness.
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