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A Pudding made from Barnyard Millets
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5 from 16 votes

Bhagari Chi Kheer with Jaggery

Fasting! Then make this delicious Bhagari chi Kheer with Jaggery
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian
Keyword: Barnyard Millets, Bhagar chi Kheer, Bhagar Recipes, Dessert, Millets
Servings: 10 bowls
Author: ArchanaPotdar


  • Sieve
  • Pressure cooker
  • Kadhai/wok
  • Spoons and Ladles


For the Kheer:

  • 2 cups bhagar
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cups jaggery (adjust to taste)
  • 3 tsp


  • 4 cups milk I with used 6% fat

For Garnishing:

  • A few nuts of your choice


  • Add the milk to a thick bottomed pan and boil till the milk becomes nice thick and creamy. (this will take about 20 to 30 minutes depending upon the milk and the consistency you want.)
  • Wash and rinse the bhagar millet. Use a fine sieve to wash under running water. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the millets the cooker and add 4 cups of water. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Meanwhile, heat the 1 cup water and jaggery mixture till the jaggery dissolves.
  • Let the pressure come down then open the lid and add the jaggery water.
  • Mix well add more water as needed to get a loose mixture. I needed about 2 and 1/2 cups.
  • Let the mixture cool completely then add the milk to the mixture. (Please note that if you add milk when the mixture is hot the milk splits.)
  • Meanwhile, in a small pan heat the ghee and add the nuts to it. Fry till golden brown and set aside.
  • In a bowl transfer the kheer top it with the fried nuts.
  • Serve Bhagari chi Kheer hot or cold as you prefer.


You can use cane sugar too to make the kheer. In that case,add the milk and sugar to the cooked millets and bring to a boil to the desired consistency.