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Ganne Ke Ras Ki Kheer (Sugarcane Juice Pudding) Recipe

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Gaane ka ras is sugarcane juice, and kheer is a type of North-Indian pudding. This dish is, therefore, is a sugarcane juice rice pudding. It is a traditional Punjabi dessert that is prepared in the winter season, especially on the occasion of the Lohri and Makarsankranti festivals.

Try this delicious and healthy dessert, and share your experience in the comments section below.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

50 min

1 hour

2 servings


  • 750 ml ganne ka ras (sugarcane juice), free of additives like lemon juice, ginger or mint
  • 50 grams rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes
  • 2 tbsp peanuts, roasted, skinned, and split
  • 2-3 tbsp milk


  1. In a non-stick pan, heat the sugarcane juice on high heat until it comes to a simmer.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add in the milk, stirring a few times to mix. Skim out the scum that floats to the top until the sugarcane juice is lighter in color and scum-free.
  3. Add in the soaked rice and stir a few times. Raise heat to low-medium until the juice comes to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. After 4-5 minutes, lift the lid and give a stir. Cook covered for another 5-6 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, remove the lid and add in the peanuts. Stir well and let the rice cook in the sugarcane juice until it gets cooked completely.
  6. Raise heat to medium and cook until the juice almost dries up. Stir continuously once the kheer (pudding) thickens.
  7. Remove and serve hot.

Ganne Ke Ras Ki Kheer (Sugarcane Juice Rice Pudding) Recipe

© 2019 Rajan Singh Jolly


Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 17, 2019:

I have no idea if this is prepared anywhere else, Dora. Would be nice to know. Thank you.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 17, 2019:

Sugar cane was the main industry on my island when I was a child. Folks did lots of things with sugar cane and its juice, and now I'm wondering if anybody did this; if they did I never heard of it. Really interesting! Thanks.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 16, 2019:

This is very yummy and sweet. I am amazed at the variety of foods that are prepared the world over with the same grain, pulse or vegetable. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 16, 2019:

Thank you, Bill.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 16, 2019:

Different types of rice pudding seem to be popular all around the world. This one of yours sounds sweet and tasty with the peanuts.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 16, 2019:

Passing it on to my adventurous wife! Thanks as always!

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