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Dates kheer recipe |dates payasam

by Jeyashri suresh
Dates Kheer| Dates Payasam is a very simple payasam. With just milk and dates this payasam can be done in a jiffy. My brother-in-law always brings big boxes of dates for us from Muscat everytime. During our India trip he gave dates for us and i was too tempted to try this dates kheer. Try out this very simple dates payasam. No need to add sugar to this kheer as the sweetness of the dates is enough for the payasam.


Dates kheer

  Preparation Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time :15 mins |   Serves : 2

     Seedless dates    12
     Milk      2 cups + 1/4 cup
     Cashew nut    5
     Ghee   1/2 tsp


  • Soak the dates in 1/4 cup of warm milk for 20 minutes.
  • Boil 2 cups of milk in a pan till it reduces little less in volume.
  • Grind the soaked dates into  a smooth paste . You can add the soaked milk for grinding.


  • Add this ground dates paste to the boiling milk.
  • Mix well and and let this boil in low flame for 5 to 10 minutes.

add-dates paste

  • Roast the cashew nuts in ghee and add it to the payasam. Switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot or chilled.
  • No need to add sugar to the payasam as sweetness in the dates is very much enough.


  • I felt the payasam was little more sweeter, may be the dates is too sweet. If you feel the dates are too sweet, either you add extra milk while boiling or lessen the quantity of dates.
  • You can add ghee roasted   finely chopped dates along with cashew nuts.
  • Ghee roasted coconut bits can also be added.

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Nagalakshmi V July 25, 2014 - 3:55 am

this looks delicious jey, and love that mug 🙂

Sita Lavanya July 25, 2014 - 5:31 am

I have watched in a tv channel similar version with dry dates.my mother preapres both with fresh n dry dates payasam…even halwa also..these are also good for health as no sugar added.looks yummy.

Arthy July 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

I will try this and let you know how it turned out.the picture makes me try this soon

Gauri Kulkarni July 25, 2014 - 9:05 am

wow, this is so easy to make, thanks for sharing 🙂

Bharathy July 25, 2014 - 10:44 am

Yummy kheer! I like it!! 🙂

sankar saranya July 25, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Its good for our health, easy procedures. My kids favourite

Rafeeda AR July 27, 2014 - 6:29 am

love that mug… easy and yummy payasam…

Suja Hari July 29, 2014 - 5:12 am

mug of health!!!!Nice recipe!!!

Kaveri Venkatesh July 29, 2014 - 8:44 am

Looks so yum…

Kalpana Sareesh July 29, 2014 - 4:19 pm

too delicious one

karthika krishnan July 30, 2014 - 6:13 am

Delicious. Jeyashree, I wanted to know whether you are using any food processor for chopping and slicing or any slicer kin. Pls throw some light on this. It will be very useful for us as the work gets over in a jiffy. With pics please…….

jeyashri suresh July 31, 2014 - 2:38 am

Hi karthika,
I am not using any food processor to chop or cut the veggies. I do it on my own. For grinding i use the Indian mixie(preethi brand) . Any doubts feel free to ask

karthika krishnan July 31, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Thanks jeyashree. I am not that fast in cutting veggies. It takes a lot of time for me, and was looking for a food processor online. But nothing seems much interesting. And ur name has become my household name as I keep trying almost every other recipes from ur blog. Awesome work you are doing. Keep it up.

Sridevi Kandadai October 18, 2014 - 7:35 am

Hi jeyashri, when i tried to make dates payasam, i added dates paste n the milk got curdled, i couldnot get payasam

jeyashri suresh October 19, 2014 - 2:32 am

Not sure why it is curdled. May be you can try adding the dates mixture when the milk is warm. Do not boil in high flmae. Just put in simmer for 2 mins and switch it off

Radhika Thyagarajan July 30, 2016 - 8:14 am

Even I had tried this payasam it could got curdled �� had kept it low sim

jeyashri suresh August 1, 2016 - 1:44 pm

Oh quite surprising. Will try it again and update here at the earliest

Sruthi October 18, 2020 - 7:20 pm

Hi Radhika & Sridevi
I did try the Kheer yesterday and the milk did not curdle. There should be some mistake in the milk if that’s the case.

Jeyashri suresh October 19, 2020 - 11:01 pm

Thanks, Sruthi for ur feedback

Unknown November 9, 2016 - 9:39 pm

Can I use coconut milk instead?


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