Keto Kheer | Payasam

Keto Kheer | Payasam

This keto kheer recipe uses chia seeds in place of rice to recreate an Indian favorite dessert. Kheer is a rice pudding and the rice and sugar is loaded with carbs that does not work with the keto diet. This recipe replaces the sugar with monk fruit sweetener. This recipe uses heavy whipping cream and almond milk to further reduce the carbohydrates. This makes about 2 cups of kheer split in 8 servings. Each serving is 1.7 g net carbs.

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Cracked wheat, tapioca, vermicelli are other alternative to rice that are traditionally used. I decided to use chia seeds for their neutral flavor and consistency that mimics the texture of rice. This recipe turned out delicious and if you are craving kheer this recipe should be your go to option.

Keto Kheer | Payasam

Keto Kheer Instructions

In a small bowl put 1/4 cup chia seeds in 3/4 cup of water. Let is soak for at least 15 minutes. Then heat 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 cup of almond milk on pot on stove on medium heat stirring occasionally. Add 1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener. Then, when it just start to bubble add the chia seeds Then stir occasionally until until it bubbles right before boiling. Add 2 tbsp crushed almonds Then add 2-3 strands of saffron. Stir continuously and turn down heat to prevent it from boiling, if needed. Then cook until it starts boiling.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Best served chilled.

This is a perfect dish that could go well with any of my Indian entrees. Check out my list of Indian recipes.

Keto Kheer

Keto Kheer | Payasam

A keto version of kheer that is accomplished by replacing the traditional rice with chia seeds that are soaked for 15 minutes and using monk fruit sweetener instead of sugar.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chia seed kheer, chia seed payasam, chia seeds, keto, keto almond kheer, keto badam kheer, keto chia seeds, keto kheer, keto payasam, keto recipes, low carb, low carb kheer, low carb payasam, low carb recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 148.4kcal
Net Carbs: 1.7g

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl put 1/4 cup chia seeds in 3/4 cup of water. Let is soak for at least 15 minutes.
    chia seeds and water
  • Then heat 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 cup of almond milk on pot on stove on medium heat stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener.
    milk and monk fruit
  • Then, when it just start to bubble add the chia seeds
    chia seeds
  • Then stir occasionally until until it bubbles right before boiling.
  • Add 2 tbsp crushed almonds
    Keto kheer crushed almonds
  • Then add 2-3 strands of saffron. Stir continuously and turn down heat to prevent it from boiling, if needed.
    Saffron
  • Then cook until it starts boiling.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
    keto kheer

Notes

  • If chia seeds form lumps, use spoon to break them apart by pushing down on them while cooking.
  • While cooking, prevent it from getting to boiling by stirring and turning down the heat, if needed.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Best enjoyed chilled.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25-cup | Calories: 148.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 14.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 40.8mg | Sodium: 53.2mg | Potassium: 61.6mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 437.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 0.5mg | Net Carbs: 1.7g
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