BM #87 Day 23 - 

Another new whole grain which I have started experimenting recently is Buckwheat. I have used Buckwheat Flour before but never the groats. I felt that the consistency of the cooked groats is pretty easy to get used to.

I had lined up another whole grain for today but it didn't work out. So, changed it in the last minute. This kheer was enjoyed by the sweet lovers at home.

The one change I would do to this kheer is to roast the groats before cooking it. I feel that it would alter the flavor. I shall definitely update when I re-do this kheer.

Ingredients - 

Buckwheat Groats 1/4 cup
Milk 1 1/4 cups
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Nuts, coarsely crushed 2 Tbsp
Cashews and Raisins for garnish
Ghee 1/4 tsp
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and pressure cook the buckwheat groats in about 1 cup of milk. [I cooked it in the Instant Pot - manual 10 minutes.]

When it is safe to remove from the pressure cooker, take it out and transfer into a heated thick bottomed pan.

Gently mash, either with a hand held blender or with a potato masher.

Add in the crushed nuts, sugar and about 1/4 cup of milk to adjust the consistency. Sprinkle cardamom powder. 

Let the kheer simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

In a different pan, heat the ghee and roast the cashews and raisins. Set aside for garnish.

Garnish and serve warm.


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 2


  1. Sandhiya Says:
  2. Have seen lot of buck wheat groats recipe in this series, still i have to explore it. Such a healthy kheer, it looks so creamy and delicious.

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Kheer looks extremely creamy and delightful. Never thought of making kheer with buckwheat groats, inviting..

  5. Have tried kheer with kodo millet and not any other millet.. This is so creamy and delicious..

  6. Anonymous Says:
  7. Great delivery. Great arguments. Keep up the amazing spirit.

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. Looks creamy... I am sure roasting a bit would slightly alter the raw taste. Love this version itself Harini.

  10. I have never made kheer with any millets , and to think I have a huge number of kheer on the blog ! Now I must add the millet kheer to the list , such a healthy and creamy kheer .

  11. Suma Gandlur Says:
  12. I initially planned to cook whole grains for at least one week and bought a wide variety of grains that I hadn't tried before. However that didn't workout but enjoying your recipes. This kheer sounds delicious.

  13. Preeti Says:
  14. Yummy and tasty idea.. looks superb

  15. I came across buckwheat groats recently but haven't seen them here in super markets. Guess I need to wait for couple of years to see it. By that time, I will just enjoy it virtually. The idea of making kheer with the groats is so innovative and it looks so good. What a healthy dessert to feed kids!

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. I've tried buckwheat groats few years back but I didn't really like the taste of them. But after seeing your post, I think I will have to give them a second chance. Your kheer looks delicious.

  18. Mayuri Patel Says:
  19. Delicious looking kheer Harini. I used buckwheat groat for the first time during my last visit to India. I made khichdi. I forgot to buy some more to bring back home. When I get some would definitely like to try this recipe.

  20. I make almost similar porridge with buckwheat groats. Once you get used to the taste there is no stopping. Looks so creamy and tasty.

  21. Srivalli Says:
  22. This is a fantastic kheer Harini. When I read buckwheat I immediately remembered the packet I have still and I would surely want to replace it with the flour I have..very good one!

  23. Buckwheat groat is something I have not used also. I am big fan of whole grains and especially love payasam made with whole grains. Love the earthy flavor.

  24. Unknown Says:
  25. Buckwheat kheer sounds so delicious, very very healthy and unique idea harini :) wonderful presentation !!

  26. Padmajha Says:
  27. Yes, roasting the buckwheat before cooking would give it a really good flavor. Nice way to make kheer!!

  28. Aww, i love buckwheat groats, it is so easy to cook them and they have an amazing earthy aroma when roasted!!! The kheer looks rich and creamy!!!

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