Foxtail Millet and Saffron Kheer/Pudding

I am trying to incorporate millet and whole grains in our meal and for that I am experimenting with different varieties of the same.

So for today’s dessert, I made a foxtail millet Kheer with Jaggery, Saffron,Rose petals and Pistachio.

It was a delicious combination of grains, nuts, and jaggery.

Foxtail Millet and Saffron Kheer/Foxtail Millet Pudding

Fox tail Millet ,Saffron ,Nuts and Jaggery cooked in Milk till a pudding like consistency . It is earthy and delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1.5 Litre Milk
  • 1 Cup Fox Tail Millet
  • 1 Cup Jaggery (Grated or powder)
  • 8-10 Saffron strands.
  • 1/3 Cups Mixed Nuts.
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee(For roasting the fox tail millet)Its optional.
  • Rose Petals and Nuts for garnishing.


  • Take a heavy bottom Pan.Add all 1.5 litres of Milk to it.
  • Let it boil.
  • Take a different pan . Heat it .
  • Add one tbsp of Ghee to it.
  • Wash the millet and remove all the excess water by straining it.
  • Add Millet into the Ghee and fry it on slow flame . That gives a lovely aroma and nutty taste .If you don’t want to use Ghee ,just dry roast the millet on slow flame .
  • Remove it from the Pan after it looks golden /Light brown . It will take around 2-3 minutes ob slow flame . Don’t over roast it .
  • Once the milk comes to boil add Millet to it .
  • Turn the heat to low and let it cook till the millet is done al dente..It will take around 20 -25 minutes.
  • Crush saffron with your finger tips or in a small mortar pestle and add it to the milk .Let it simmer for 10 minutes more on slow flame.
  • Add Jaggery to it and let it cook on the slow flame for further thickening . it would take around 5-7 minutes. Do it on the slow flame otherwise it will curdle.This step is really important . I have used Kolhapuri Jaggery because it was light in color. Kheer colour may vary because of your Jaggery.
  • Add mixed Nuts to it .
  • Mix it nicely .
  • Your Kheer/ Pudding is ready .
  • Remove from the flame .
  • Garnish it with Nuts and rose petals .
  • If you like, serve it chilled.

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