Punjabi Besan Ki Kheer

Week 1 Day 3 of BM #60 -

I came across this recipe when I was looking for some unique and healthy desserts from Punjab. I love the fact that this kheer is predominantly made out of Dates and Jaggery and also the freshly ground kala chana lends a unique flavor.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Kala Chana / Nalla Senagalu 1/4 cup
Dates (Fresh and deseeded) 6 Big ones
Jaggery, powdered 2 Tbsp (or as per taste)
Butter 1 tsp
Milk 3 cups
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Almonds, Cashews chopped and fried 

Punjabi Besan Ki Kheer

Method Of Preparation -

Dry roast the Kala Chana for a couple minutes on medium heat. Let it cool.

Grind it into as fine as possible. I like a slightly coarse texture.

Grind the dates, jaggery and 1 cup of milk into a fine paste and set aside.

In a heated sauce pan, add butter and roast the Kala Chana Powder for a few seconds.

Add 1 1/2 cup of milk and keep stirring while it cooks.

Pour the dates mixture and let it cook for a few minutes.

Add the chopped nuts and cardamom powder. Adjust the consistency as needed.

Remove from heat and serve it warm of cold for a delightful dessert!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 60. 

Preparation Time 15 min
Serves 3-4


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Very interesting kheer, i have already tried something similar to this kheer.. Sounds delicious.

  3. Kalyani Says:
  4. oh wow ! thats a totally new one to me.. looks healthy too !!

    bookmarking this, Harini ! and do we need to soak the channa or just dry roast them ??

  5. Srivalli Says:
  6. That's a good Kheer Harini..

  7. That's indeed a real healthy kheer with gur , khajoor and besan ! A new one .

  8. Never knew kala channa can be used in kheer. Looks so interesting and delicious..

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. That is a very interesting and nutritious kheer. Black chana is an unusual ingredient for a dessert, but it looks so creamy & delicious.

  11. what a different kheer this is. Would love to try it sometime.

  12. Very delicious looking kheer.My Mil makes it in winters.

  13. Kheer with kala channa sounds inviting..

  14. Suma Gandlur Says:
  15. I was expecting to see a yellow colored kheer. :))
    Kala chana is an unusual ingredient to go in the kheer but this kheer is power packed.

  16. veena Says:
  17. Kheer looks great harini

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