Kheer/payasam is all time favourite and who can say “NO” to the yummy healthy kheer varieties. Festivals are on the queue one by one, to taste more varieties of dessert, isn’t? I prepared the kheer recipe for SNC. I love the event much more and thoroughly enjoyed and learnt so many recipes from other sides of India from beginning of the event. But its our last month challenge and we giving send off to my lovable event with kheer. Thank you so much +Divya Pramil, I learnt a lot of recipes and got good friends through the event…

Gavachi Kheer is famous Maharastrian kheer which is mainly prepared for Ganesh Chaturti. The recipe was challenged by +Manjula Bharath from Desi Fiesta. The kheer prepared from whole wheat berries, which gives unique taste to the kheer and we enjoyed it a lot, actually I tasted similar kheer in one famous hotel sree anna poorna, Coimbatore. Long time, I searched for the recipe, somehow I couldn’t get the exact taste, but now I got it… Yeah!! Am so happy and tempted to taste the kheer and am sure its my top most favourite kheer from now on… J Very healthy kheer with the combination of wheat, rice, jaggery with milk. The gavachi kheer tastes very delicious and creamy and I enjoyed it a lot.  

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Preparation Time
15 Minutes (Apart from soaking wheat berries)
Cooking Time
20 Minutes 

Source – Desi Fiesta 


Whole wheat berries – ¼ Cup
Raw rice – 2 Tbsp.
Ghee – 2 Tbsp.
Cashew nuts – 10-12
Raisins - 10
Water – 1 ½ Cup
Boiled Milk – 1 ½ Cup
Cardamom powder – ½ Tsp
Jaggery, grated – ¼ Cup + 2 Tbsp. Water



  • Wash the wheat berries for 3 times and soaks the wheat berries for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes and drain it and keep it aside.
  • Now drain the wheat berries and grind it into coarse paste with little spread of water, it will look like gum pastes no worries, go ahead.
  • Heat ghee in pan, add cashew nuts and raisins roast it till golden brown and take it out and keep it aside.
  • Now add the ground wheat and sauté it well on very low flame for 2-3 minutes or you get nice aroma from it.
  • Add water and soaked rice to the mixture and mix it well without any lumps, if you see many lumps mash it with masher and keep the flame to medium-high.
  • After the mixture boil, add the boiled milk and allow cooking on medium flame till the mixture gets cooked well.
  • Add cardamom powder to it and mix it well, after cooked well switch off the flame and let it be in rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now melt the jaggery pieces with little water, filter the syrup and pour into the kheer mixture, mix it well.
  • Add roasted cashew nuts and raisins stir it once and serve it hot…



  • You can add milk in place of water; it will be so creamy and tasty.
  • Roast the wheat very carefully on low flame, if it’s too dry spread some water and roast it.
  • You can use wheat rava for quick version instead of whole wheat berries but I recommend trying once with wheat berries, which gives unique taste.
Thank you so much Divya for the wonderful event and with heavy heart send off the event...
Thanks Manju dear, this is the kheer which I was searched for long time and now its my top most favourite payasam...:)


  1. Really liked the use of berries lovely well explained recipe

  2. Lovely payasam . Looks delicious

  3. wow thanks for try it viji :) looks so delicious and perfect step by step clicks:) adding raw rice wud have made the kheer more delicious na :) wonderfully made !!

  4. love the kheer and am yet to make this one

  5. Rich and healthy payasam...... Love it!!

  6. Lovely kheer, loved the use of wheat berries !!


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