Pumpkin kheer (kaddu ki kheer recipe)

Pumpkin kheer recipe – Pumpkin is called kaddu in Hindi, so it is kaddu ki kheer recipe.

Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

I have made it few weeks ago, but didn’t get the chance to write down and share. But the pumpkin season is still going on, I thought it is not yet late.

Other than this, I have also made kaddu ki sabzi and pumpkin halwa

Many people do eat pumpkin during the Navratri fasting, we do not though. Every family have their own tradition. If you eat then this can be made during the vrat or upvas.

There are two method of making kaddu ki kheer. First is using grated pumpkin. I am sharing this method today. Second is using cooked, mashed pumpkin.

The difference is in the texture. The kheer made with this recipe has some texture aka bite of kaddu in it. While made with mashed pumpkin will give you smooth texture.


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1) First of all peel and grate the pumpkin.Here I needed small amount, so I used box grater. If making bigger batch then you may use food processor like I have done for pumpkin halwa.

2) Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

3) Once hot and melted, add cashews. Fry till they are golden brown in color. Drain the excess ghee and remove it to a plate and keep it aside.

4) In the remaining ghee, add grated kaddu and mix.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

5) Cook for 3-4 minutes. It will starts to soften and shrink in size.

6) Remove it to a plate and keep it aside.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

7) Now take milk in the same pan. And bring it to a boil on medium heat.

8) Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Do stir every 2-3 minutes to make sure that it is not sticking to the bottom and sides of the pan. It should be reduced and thickened slightly. If making bigger batch then you may need to simmer for longer period of time.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

9) Now add cooked pumpkin.

10) Also add saffron.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

11) Let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.

12) Now add sugar and mix. Again let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

13) Now add cardamom powder and mix.

14) Also add fried cashew.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

15) Lastly add rose water and stir.

16) Now check the consistency of the kheer. It should be thick and when you pour a ladleful of it back to the pan, it should drop in the same flow. If the milk and pumpkin stays separated then let it simmer for few more minutes and then check again.
Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

NOTE: here I have used sugar pumpkin which is easily available here in USA. But you can use white pumpkin also known as ash gourd. In that case, you need to squeeze out the water after grating it similar to this lauki kheer and then use in the recipe.

Serving suggestion: Serve kaddu ki kheer warm or chilled as a dessert.

Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer

Pumpkin kheer recipe (kaddu ki kheer recipe), How to make kaddu kheer
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Pumpkin kheer (kaddu ki kheer recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 310 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 2-3 teaspoons Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 7-8 Cashew nuts
  • 200 grams or 1 1/4 cups pumpkin (kaddu) grated
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • few strands Saffron
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon Rose water

Instructions

Making pumpkin kheer or kaddu ki kheer recipe:

  1. First of all peel and grate the pumpkin.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  3. Once hot and melted, add cashews. Fry till they are golden brown in color.
  4. Drain the excess ghee and remove it to a plate and keep it aside.
  5. In the remaining ghee, add grated kaddu and mix.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes. It will starts to soften and shrink in size.
  7. Remove it to a plate and keep it aside.
  8. Now take milk in the same pan. And bring it to a boil on medium heat.
  9. Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Do stir every 2-3 minutes to make sure that it is not sticking to the bottom and sides of the pan. It should be reduced and thickened slightly. If making bigger batch then you may need to simmer for longer period of time.
  10. Now add cooked pumpkin.
  11. Also add saffron. Let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  12. Now add sugar and mix. Again let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  13. Now add cardamom powder and mix.
  14. Also add fried cashew.
  15. Lastly add rose water and stir.
  16. Now check the consistency of the kheer. It should be thick and when you pour a ladleful of it back to the pan, it should drop in the same flow.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin kheer (kaddu ki kheer recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 21%
Saturated Fat 6.6g 33%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Potassium 395mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 40.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Sugars 32.7g
Protein 10.4g 21%
Vitamin A 315%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 32%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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