Pumpkin Kheer

Pumpkin is a multipurpose vegetable which can be used to prepare curries as well as sweet dishes. Earlier in my blog, I have shared pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin curry recipe. This recipe is a sweet dish popularly known as pumpkin kheer in North India and pumpkin payasam in Southern India. Freshly grated pumpkin is cooked into milk and flavoured with nutmeg powder, cardamom powder. Garnished with pista and saffron, the pumpkin kheer tastes awesome. It’s good to use fresh pumpkin however if it’s not available, you can use canned. This is very easy recipe and can be prepared on any occasion. 

Pumpkin Kheer
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Servings Prep Time
5 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Pumpkin Kheer
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
5 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
5 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Instructions
  1. Cut pumpkin into small pieces.
  2. Peel and clean it with water. Grate it using a grater.
  3. Keep aside.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan at medium heat. Add grated pumpkin and roast it for 2-3 minutes and stirring continuously. Once it's done, turn off the heat.
  5. Boil milk along with brown sugar or sugar for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add roasted pumpkin into boiling milk and cook for 5-6 minutes at low to medium heat.
  7. Add cardamom, saffron threads, freshly grated nutmeg and pistachios into it.
  8. Stir and mix it very well. Turn off the heat. Keep it covered.
  9. When it cools down, transfer it into serving bowls.
  10. Delicious pumpkin kheer is ready for dessert.
  11. Serve it chilled or hot as you prefer.
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