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Quinoa kesari recipe

Quinoa kesari recipe using cane sugar, healthy and tasty too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword quinoa kesari recipe, quinoa sheera recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 5 nos cashews broken
  • 3 tsp ghee


  • Measure quinoa and transfer to a bowl.Add water to it and soak for 20 mins.
  • Rinse it well and drain water from it,Set aside.Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Once it melts add cashews and roast until golden, transfer to a separate bowl and set aside.Now add drained quinoa and roast for few mins.
  • Add water and let it boil.Cook covered until it becomes soft.
  • Fluff it up, add saffron and cook for 2 mins then add cane sugar.
  • Cook until sugar melts and is combined well.Add ghee and fried cashews, give a quick mix and switch off.
  • Serve hot!


  • If you like the texture a bit mushy then cook for some more time with 1/4 cup extra water.We like the nutty crunch of quinoa so cooked it this way.
  • Add more ghee if you prefer