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Navratri Recipe: Coconut Kheer

March 27, 2023 12:54 IST
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Chef Narayan Dutt Sharma's Nariyal Kheer, created from rice, coconut, nuts and raisins, is a bowl of sweet indulgence filled to the brim. 

The fasting staple is satiating and will line your stomach, especially during your Navratri fast. 

Chef Sharma, who has an MBA in marketing, has worked at Cafe Coffee Day and Delhi Darbar, before moving to Bengaluru to join Barbecue Nation.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Barbeque Nation Hospitality Limited

Coconut Kheer

Serves: 5-6


  • 100 gm rice
  • 300 ml fresh coconut milk
  • 700 ml milk
  • 400 gm-tin condensed milk
  • 10 drops rose water
  • 1 tsp green elaichi or cardamom powder
  • 100 gm grated desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • A few strands saffron
  • A few roasted slivered cashews, pistas, almonds and raisins, for garnish


  • Soak the rice in a bowl of water for 15 minutes. 
    Drain and keep aside.  
  • Boil the milk in a thick-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. 
    Add the soaked rice to the milk and stir. 
    Let the rice cook in the milk over low heat.
    When the rice is nearly cooked, add the coconut milk, condensed milk and the rose water.
    Add the honey, cardamon powder, saffron and mix.
    Take off heat and top with grated coconut, nuts, raisins.
    Serve warm.

Editor's Note: If lactose intolerant or vegan, substitute the milk with almond milk and skip the condensed milk or use coconut-based condensed milk. Add sugar instead of honey as per taste.

For less sweet kheer, cut back on the condensed milk and up the quantity of honey.

Chef ND Sharma

Chef Narayan Dutt Sharma is the culinary head of Barbeque Nation Hospitality Limited. 

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