Aug 21, 2014

Wheat Germ Kheer | Wheat Germ Payasam- Eat Well Live Well

Few Days back, I got a mail through Ritu who shared two packs of Harmony original toasted wheat germ, each of 250 grams with me. Today I shared some nutrition value of wheat germ and one recipe delicious traditional Indian Dessert “Kheer” with my readers.  The term Germ in wheat germ often gives an impression of bacteria but here germ stands for germination. Wheat germ in hindi will be गेहूँ का अंकुर.

Wheat germ is the part of wheat that sprouts and grows into a new plant. Wheat germ is a nutritious super food, rich in vitamins, minerals, protein enzymes, and much more that the body needs to grow and stay healthy. Wheat germ has more nutrients per gram than any other vegetable or grain. Wheat germ contains complex carbohydrates, protein, fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E & A, B9, B1, Biotin, Calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, and potassium. Wheat germ is a delicious and easy way to add the nutrients to the foods you love.  These days’ wheat germ easily available in supermarkets and the cost of 500 grams pack is 200 INR only; even you can shop through website also. For more detail you can visit the website: or 

How to use Wheat Germ:
You can sprinkle the wheat germ on fruits or salad.
Stir it into your oats and cornflakes.
Blend it with shakes and smoothies.
Add it into curd and yogurt.  Mix with wheat dough to make nutritious chapattis.
Add to baked foods like bread, cookies and muffins and cakes.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Dessert

3 1/2 Cup Full Cream Milk
2 Tbsp. Vanilla Flavoured Custard Powder
2/3 Cup Harmony Toasted Wheat Germ
1/2 Cup Sugar or as per taste
1/4 Cup Chopped Nuts (Pistachios, Cashews, and Almonds)
3-4 Cardamom Pods
Pinch of Saffron strands

Mix the custard powder with ½ Cup of cold milk and keep aside.
Boil 3 Cups of milk in deep bottom pan. When milk starts boiling, add custard powder and mix mixture into pan and stir continuously.
Add chopped nuts, cardamom powder and wheat germ and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes until to combine everything.
Add sugar as per taste and saffron strands and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve hot or chilled.

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