Chia seed kheer – Indian style chia seed pudding
These tiny little seeds are nutrient dense and have a texture kind of little poppy seeds or sesame seeds. They have more antioxidants than blueberries, more omega 3s salmon and more calcium than milk and just 2 tbsp of chia seeds packed nearly 5gms of protein. That’s why Chia seeds are a staple for those of us in the health and wellness space, but I know there are a ton of people out there who haven’t tried them yet. The one benefit of getting into chia seeds now is that they’re super accessible and almost all grocery stores carry them. In the market, you can find white and black chia seeds and they both have the same nutritional value. And because they have this unique ability to swell up and absorb water they make a great thickener which makes them the ideal base for pudding.
Let us start making this simple chia seed kheer.
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 liter milk
- 3 tbsp jaggery
- 2 tbsp powdered dry fruits of your choice
- 2 cardamom pods powdered
- First of all, soak the chia seeds in water for half an hr and keep it aside.
- Then, in a pan take 1/2 liter milk on low-medium flame let it come to boil. Keep stirring in between so that it doesn’t stick to the pan.
- Once it comes to boil add the powdered dry fruits and boil it for 2 more minutes and then add the crushed cardamom powder.
- Further, after 1 minute add the soaked chia seeds. Cook for 4-5min more and switch off the flame.
- Serve hot
- If you wish to you can add freshly grated coconut to kheer it enhances the flavor.
- If you don’t find chia seeds than you can also use alive/haleem seeds or Sabja seeds.