Chakhao Kheer


Black rice kheer or chakhao kheer is a delectable sweet dish from the Indian state of Manipur. Nutty flavour of black rice made this kheer heavenly. Black rice or forbidden rice is known as chak hao in Manipur.

Black rice is more nutritious than brown rice. Its an excellent source of fiber, amino acid, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

In China and some South-East Asian country it is known as “Forbidden Rice” because it was reserved exclusively for the Royals in ancient China.

While not as common as other types of rice, black rice is the highest in antioxidant activity and contains more protein than brown rice.

As such, eating it may offer several health benefits, including boosting eye and heart health, protecting against certain forms of cancer, and aiding weight loss.

Black rice is more than just a nutritious grain. When cooked, its deep purple color can turn even the most basic meal into a visually stunning dish.

Source – Healthline

This recipe is my first blog post. Updating it today. Here are three more black rice recipes on this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Black rice pudding and mango parfait

2. Gluten free black rice double chocolate cake

3. Black rice oats and beetroot pancake

And you may also like one more recipe from Manipur.

Manipuri tan or flatbread

Got the recipe from my friend Pushpita Vikramjit Ahibam. Tried it for the first time. The taste is awesome. Colour of this black rice changed to a lovely purple colour when cooked. Loved it’s nutty flavour.

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Black rice – 4-5 tsp or 2/4 cupMilk – 4 cup

Sugar – to taste

Dry fruits – 1/2 cup

Green cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp



1. Black rice takes longer time to cook so soak the rice overnight. Then pressure cook with water for one whistle, after that cook on low flame for 20 minutes.

2. Heat milk in a pan. When it starts boiling add the rice. Cook on low flame. Stir in between.

3. Cook till milk reduces and looks rich and creamy. Add sugar and cook for some more time till sugar melt.

4. Add dry fruits and cardamom powder. I have used cashew nuts and raisins. You can use any dry fruits of your choice. Mix well and remove from heat.

Garnish with dry fruits. Black rice kheer or chakhao kheer is ready to serve. Serve warm or chilled. Enjoy…..

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I am Sujata Roy. A homemaker, a doting mother to two beautiful grown up children, a blogger, a passionate cook and lastly a foodie. Experimenting in the kitchen is what I love and enjoy doing the most. Specially experimenting with vegetarian dishes and egg-less cakes and cookies is what interests me more. My loved ones are fond of vegetarian cuisines, so I have them in my mind whenever I dish out a new recipe. However, I do not limit my experimental cooking to vegetarian recipes only, non-vegetarian recipe ideas are also dished out. Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Cooking!

15 thoughts on “Chakhao Kheer”

  1. The first time I had black rice pudding was when I went to Bali. After that came back with a bag of black rice and made the pudding. It tastes so different from the usual white rice one. Love how you have topped your chakhao kheer with whole nuts and dried fruits.

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  2. A good way to use the black rice in a kheer. I have some black rice and was wondering what to do. Thanks for the detailed post and recipe, would love to try


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