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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