10 Healthy & Tasty Kheer Recipes for Babies

10 Easy Kheer Recipes for Babies

Kheer is a creamy, tasty dessert made by slowly boiling milk, and adding sugar along with any of your favourite components – rice, poha, paneer, rava, etc. To flavour the thickened milk, spices are often added along with dry fruits. Kheer is a popular dessert that adults enjoy, and it is made during special occasions and religious functions. However, kheer can also be given to babies when you introduce them to solid foods, because it is easily digestible. You can make the kheer nutritious by adding fruit puree instead of sugar as a sweetener.

List of Kheer Recipes for Babies

Here is a list of 10 kheer recipes that your baby would love.

1. Apple-Rava Kheer

This easy-to-make apple kheer uses rava or suji and apples, and can be eaten as a yummy snack.


  • 1.5 teaspoon fine rava, roasted
  • 1 small sized apple or half of one big apple
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ghee
  • ½ cup breast or formula milk (cow milk for babies over 1-year-old)

Directions to Follow

  • Peel the skin and finely grate the apple. Blending it also works, as it gives a smooth consistency.
  • In a heated saucepan with ghee, roast the rava for 3 minutes. Later, add ¼ cup of water to it.
  • Cook the mix until the rava is entirely cooked. Add the blended apple and cook for 3 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Now add the ½ cup milk to the cooked mixture and stir well. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool.
  • Serve warm or cool.
apple rava kheer

2. Sabudana/Sago Kheer

This sabudana kheer for babies can be prepared in no time.


  • ¼ cup Sabudana
  • 250 ml pasteurised milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon chopped nuts (optional for garnishing)
  • Water

Directions to Follow

  • Soak the sabudana in water for 15-20 minutes depending on the variety. Wash it thoroughly under running water.
  • Add the washed sabudana into a saucepan and pour water until it is immersed completely. Cook on a low flame till it becomes transparent.
  • Add milk to the cooked sabudana and let it simmer for about 5 minutes until it thickens.
  • Add cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Add sugar and stir until it dissolves completely.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes until all the ingredients are blended well.
  • Turn off flame and garnish with chopped nuts or ghee.
sabudana kheer

3. Poha-Carrot Kheer

If you had carrot kheer in mind, try this delicious recipe with poha for your baby.


  • 4-5 tablespoons thick poha
  • 2 carrots, medium sized, steamed and pureed
  • 2 cups breast or formula milk (cow milk for babies older than 1 year)
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Jaggery according to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 3-4 black raisins (optional)

Directions to Follow

  • Bring milk to a boil in a saucepan and add poha. Keep stirring the poha.
  • Meanwhile, in another heated pan, add ghee and pureed carrots. Stir for a few minutes and turn off heat.
  • Once the poha is completely cooked, add the pureed carrots and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add the cardamom powder and stir the mix. Turn off the heat.
  • Boil a little water in a vessel and add jaggery to it.
  • Pour the dissolved jaggery into the kheer and mix well.
poha carrot kheer

4. Rice Kheer

This rice kheer is perfectly delicious and nutritious for your 6-month-old.


  • 2 tablespoons white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 deseeded dates
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 2-3 almonds, soaked and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon pureed raisins

Directions to Follow

  • Soak the rice in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Soak dates and almonds in warm water for 5 minutes. Then blend into a puree.
  • Drain the rice and wash. Grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Boil the milk in a pan and on medium heat and add the blended rice.
  • Keep stirring to ensure it doesn’t form lumps.
  • Add the almond-raisin puree and stir the mixture on low heat.
  • Cook for 2 minutes until the mixture boils, and turn off heat.
  • Finally, add ghee.
rice kheer

5. Sweet Potato Kheer

This sweet potato kheer is a really quick and easy recipe.


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 cups milk
  • Jaggery as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder

Directions to Follow

  • Wash and clean the sweet potato and peel the skin.
  • Cut it up into small pieces, and pressure cook them.
  • Finely mash the cooked sweet potato.
  • Add the milk to a saucepan and bring it to boil.
  • Add the mashed sweet potatoes to the milk along with cardamom powder and a bit of jaggery.
  • Boil the mixture until it attains a thick consistency and stir it at regular intervals.
sweet potato kheer

6. Ragi (Millet) Kheer

Ragi kheer is loaded with nutrients while being yummy.


  • 2 cups full-fat milk
  • ¼ cup ragi flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon powdered cashews
  • 1 teaspoon ghee

Directions to Follow

  • To a heated saucepan add the ghee, followed by cashew powder and grated coconut.
  • Add the ¼ cup of ragi flour and mix on low heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add half the milk and stir until thick and creamy.
  • Add the rest of the milk and sugar and bring to boil. Stir well.
  • Boil on low heat for about a minute while stirring.
  • Turn off the heat and allow it to cool.
ragi kheer

7. Oats and Dates Kheer

This meal is high in nutrient and fibre content.


  • 120ml full-fat milk
  • 60 grams oats
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar or jaggery
  • 1 finely chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon almond powder

Directions to Follow

  • Pour all the ingredients into a heated saucepan and mix well.
  • Heat on high flame and bring it to a boil while continuing to stir.
  • Cook on low for about 5 minutes once it starts boiling.
  • When it attains a creamy texture, turn off flame and add honey.
oats and dates kheer

8. Semia (Vermicelli) Kheer

This one is a fun-to-eat and delicious recipe.


  • 200ml thick milk
  • 60 grams thin semia
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar or jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped raisins
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cashew powder
  • A pinch of cardamom powder

Directions to Follow

  • To a heated pan, add ghee.
  • Add raisin and cashew powder and mix for 30 seconds.
  • Add the semia and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Pour half of the milk to the mix and stir for about 20 seconds.
  • Add the rest of the milk, sugar and cardamom and heat on high to bring to boil.
  • Let it simmer for about 10 minutes and stir occasionally.
vermicelli kheer

9. Bread Kheer

For a simple, quick snack.


  • 1 slice bread
  • 1 cup milk( as per required consistency)
  • ½ teaspoon ghee
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • A pinch powdered cardamom
  • A strand kesar soaked in milk

Directions to Follow

  • Pour ghee to a heated pan and add cardamom powder.
  • Add breadcrumbs and fry until they are golden brown.
  • Add milk and sugar to the mix and stir well.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil until the bread is soft.
  • Add the kesar soaked milk and stir.
bread kheer

10. Banana Kheer

This is a simple and delicious kheer recipe.


  • ½ mashed banana
  • Milk as per required consistency
  • ¼ teaspoon ghee
  • A pinch cardamom powder

Directions to Follow 

  • Heat the ghee in a pan and add a pinch of powdered cardamom.
  • Add milk and bring to boil until there’s a strong cardamom aroma.
  • Cool the milk, add mashed banana and stir.
  • Turn it into a puree if your baby is still on liquids.
banana kheer

With some basic ingredients and cooking techniques, you can make delicious kheer that your baby would love. You can give your baby some tasty and nutritious kheer as a snack or as a meal itself.

Also Read: Instant Porridge Recipes for Infants

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