Dates Kheer aka Khajoor Ki Kheer is one of my favourite dessert. It’s easy to make  delicious and healthy dessert with no added sweetener.This has become my healthy swap for other types of sugar added kheer at home.

To make this Dates Kheer, first soak dates in little warm milk or water .Secondly blend to a fine paste , saute with little ghee . I have added soaked cashews and almonds paste here to make it little thick .You can reduce the amount of cashews and almonds here.

Dates Kheer

This Dates Kheer is rich ,creamy and bit thicker .You can alter the amount of milk to make it more think.You can serve this dessert during fasting to get instant energy. I also make this whenever I have cravings for sweet because I consider this as a healthy swap for other sugarated desserts.

Dates are rich source of iron and a great blood purifier too . It’s also helps in maintaining our bone health and bone density.  Its Vitamin C and D works on your skin elasticity which gives you anti-ageing benefits.

As it’s rich in iron,protein and gives instant energy it said to be one of the best snack.Once after your gym workout grab 3-4 dates,its protein keeps your muscle strong and gives you energy instantly.So it’s good to eat dates in small quantity regularly.

Make sure to add 2-4 dates in your diet ,regularly . May be as a first meal of your day or for snacking ,dates are best. For fussy kids ,try  to make them eat in any form like kheer ,dates halwa , granola bars , dates laddu ,smoothies and more.

Other similar recipes on Blog are Millet Carrot Kheer , Basundi .

Recipe card For Dates Kheer
4.5 from 2 votes
Dates Kheer
Dates Kheer | Khajoor Ki Kheer
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Dates Kheer - is a thick , creamy and delicious nutty flavoured dessert with goodness of natural sweet plum dates.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali, Naivedhyam, Navratri, Sweets
Servings: 7 People
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Muktha Gopinath
Ingredients
  • 20 no's Dates or 175 grams deseeded dates
  • 3.5 Cups Milk
  • 10 no's Cashews
  • 10 no's Almonds
  • 2 Tbsp Desi Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1/8 Tsp Cardamom Powder or Milk Masala Powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp Chironji / Charoli Seeds
  • 1-2` Tbsp Sugar - Optional
Instructions
  1. First deseed dates , roughly cut into small pieces.

  2. Soak dates in 1/2 cup of warm milk for about 20 minutes.

  3. Take about 8-10 cashews and almonds and soak in warm water for 20 minutes.Peel the almond skin.

  4. In a blender , add soaked dates and blend to a smooth paste ,add little milk (used for soaking ) if needed.

  5. Add soaked cashews, almonds to a blender and blend to smooth paste using milk(used for soaking ),set aside.

  6. Heat 1.5 Tbsp of ghee in kadai / pan , add dates paste and saute for a 2-3 minutes.

  7. Add 3 cups of boiled and cooled milk to dates paste , mix well everything and bring to boil.

  8. Add cashew and almonds paste, stir well and cook for 5 minutes on low flame. 

  9. Turn off heat , add Chironji , cardamom powder or milk masala powder. Taste dessert,if you need dessert to be more sweet , add 1-2 Tbsp of sugar , mix well.

  10. Serve dates Kheer hot or warm.

Step by step directions on making of Dates Kheer

First deseed dates , roughly cut into small pieces.Soak dates in 1/2 cup of warm milk for about 20 minutes.

Take about 8-10 cashews and almonds and soak in warm water for 20 minutes.Peel the almond skin.

In a blender , add soaked dates and blend to a smooth paste ,add little milk (used for soaking ) if needed.

Add soaked cashews, almonds to a blender and blend to smooth paste using milk (used for soaking ),set aside.

Heat 1.5 Tbsp of ghee in kadai / pan , add dates paste and saute for a 2-3 minutes.

Add 3 cups of boiled and cooled milk to dates paste , mix well everything and bring to boil.

Add cashew and almonds paste, stir well and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.

Turn off heat , add Chironji , cardamom powder or milk masala powder. Taste dessert, if you need dessert to be more sweet , add 1-2 Tbsp of sugar , mix well.

You can serve this delicious dates kheer either hot or warm.

 

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4 thoughts on “Dates Kheer | Khajoor Ki Kheer”

  1. Thank you for sharing the recipe in step-by-step images. Glad to have landed on this article. I have never tried this recipe before. Have a lot of dates at home, I have a plan for them, Thanks to you 🙂

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