Did you ask me… Is this Jowar kheer…

Yep… I used Jowar this time as I had a very bad sweet craving last night…

Right now… I’m cursing my television and vacation. Kids have kept television in high volume that i get completely distracted to write this post. Kids are involved in their world of Pogo, Nick, National Geography, Discovery… Oh no.. the list is endless. High volume of the television is really making me mad. They reduce the volume when i literally shout. The next moment they bounce back with same high volume… Villain TV… Better half could easily manage to read newspaper amidst all these jumbos and their naughty activities. So please bear with me if i’m aggressive anywhere. Anyway i am learning a lot to be patient.

Jowar Kheer – Traditional Indian Dessert/ Pudding prepared using Jowar and milk is a festival special. This kheer is mostly served at the end of a meal / Sadya. Sweet cravings after lunch resulted in this kheer. Sweet cravings once in a while need to be satisfied. Some vacation days go by as if nothing is planned. Kids are busy playing cricket in the Residential playground. They peep inside home only when they are dehydrated and hungry.

Jowar kheer is quite easy to make and does not take much time to prepare.

I do not know what has happened to me. Exam preparations and tummy grumbling go in parallel. I feel hungry very often. Feeling like a kid myself grabbing a pack of chips from them while they snack. Kids and I find excuses to order snacks and food. Kids keep asking for visiting  Boomerang or Dominos in the look out for Burgers, French Fries, Smoothies, Sundaes and Pizzas. I don’t feel like stepping out due to the Scorching heat. Peeping out of the windows i feel as if the desert sand is getting hot and hot. Multi storied buildings, Ocean, the beach sand all look so bright in the scorching sun that my eyes get closed for a second searching for a cool place to look at. Air conditioners keep running day and night. Always waiting for the sun to set and the evening breeze touch and caress me.

Staying at home and still the sweet cravings should be satisfied with my dad’s creamy dessert. Since dad is busy with his work, i had to indulge myself in this dessert making. My mind kept reminding me that I won’t be able to reach dad’s way of making dessert in that perfect way. Jowar kheer did reach 85% of that expert taste and texture. Still loved when served cold



Jowar Kheer – Traditional dessert / Payasam / kheer/Pudding prepared using Jowar / Tapioca Pearls and milk
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian


  • 1.5 cups – Jowar or Tapioca Pearls or Sabudana Soaked overnight, or 15 hours
  • 3 cups – Milk
  • 5 tablespoon – Sugar or as required
  • 5 – Dry Cardamom powdered or crushed
  • 1 tablespoon – ghee
  • 20 – Cashew Nuts
  • 20 – Raisins
  • ½ cup – Condensed Milk


  • Wash and clean Jowar in water till its clean
  • Pressure cook Jowar in 3 cups of water for 4 whistles
  • Heat milk in a pan till it starts to boil. Add the cooked jowar and continue to cook in medium heat till milk reduces to half its original volume
  • Add Sugar and Cardamom and combine well
  • Turn off the stove.
  • Heat ghee in another pan. Add cashewnuts, raisins and roast them till it changes its color
  • Add the roasted cashews and raisins and condensed milk to the kheer and mix well
  • Serve Jowar Kheer hot or cold in small bowls with a spoon


This dessert can be made as rich and creamy or as lean as you wish. You may use Full cream milk or a low fat milk
Add a few strands of Saffron, thin slices of Almond, Pistachios, chopped Dried apricots to make it even more richer
Summer time and abnormal rise in temperature made me cool the dessert in refrigerator for a few hours. Jowar kheer was a perfect comfort dessert after dinner almost late at night. What is good about Summer. We are given the freedom of taking any amount of cold foods. I never spare any cold food during summer. And this cold kheer is refreshing and cracking my hunger pangs
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