Aug 3, 2014

# @ Aathidhyam # Desserts

Dates Kheer

Before starting this recipe, I bore a clear idea how I wanted it to taste. Dates should play the main character, consistency should be creamy, mild flavor of cardamoms and itty bitty pieces of nuts playing their part. Accordingly, I went ahead with this idea and built my recipe around it.  I was immensely pleased with the result as I was able to recreate this dish just the way I wanted it.

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So get ready for a simple and easy to make Kheer this Sunday.

Dates Kheer

Seedless Dates- 15
Milk - 2 cups
Coconut Milk - 1/4th cup (optional)
Nuts - 2 tbsps (cashews & almonds chopped finely)
Ghee- 1 tbsp
Chopped Dates- 1 tbsp
Cardamom Powder- 1 pinch

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  • Soak dates in 1/2 cup of warm milk for 20-30 mins.
  • Grind dates into smooth paste by adding milk used for soaking.
  • Bring milk to boil. Once it starts boiling, turn the flame to sim and add this dates mixture.
  • Combine all the ingredients well. Allow this mixture to cook for about 7-8 mins or until you get the desired consistency.
  • Add nuts, cardamom powder and coconut milk. Mix all the ingredients.
  • Cook for another 2 mins and switch off.
  • Serve warm or chilled.
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Chef Says:
  • You can make this kheer with just 4 ingredients- Milk, dates, nuts and ghee. The taste remains almost the same.
  • You can add condensed milk for a creamier kheer. Adjust dates quantity accordingly and avoid coconut milk.
  • Coconut milk is purely optional.
  • You can ghee roast coconut bits and add it to the kheer.
  • Adjust dates according to your sweet tooth. Mine was little less sweet. So I had to use some honey to match my taste.
  • Mejdool dates work perfect.


  1. dates payasam with coconut milk sounds like an awesome treat... yum...


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