Pumpkin Kheer | Kaddu Ka Kheer | Easy Indian Dessert

It so happened that there was a small piece of yellow pumpkin in the fridge. It was too small to make a side dish and I did not want to throw it away either. So my dear friend came to my rescue and I found a whole lot of stuffs that you can do with pumpkin. The only recipe that I thought would fit the bill for such a small piece of vegetable was this kheer/dessert.

There were so many versions available on the net and I just made one according to what I had in hand and what I thought would taste delicious.

It was delicious ,no doubt. The actual surprise was when it did not taste like pumpkin at all!!No one can ever guess that there is a vegetable in a dessert!

So this is my third post for in Week 1, Blogging Marathon #57 with the theme - Desserts.

I used:

Pumpkin- 100 grams
Milk- 300ml
Badam mix powder- 1 tablespoon[optional]
Melon seeds- 1 tablespoon + for garnish
Powdered jaggery to taste

 Soak the melon seeds in warm water for 15-20 minutes. Peel and dice the pumpkin and pressure cook it with a little water.Once cooked, drain and retain the water .Drain the water from the melon seeds and grind it to a paste along with the cooked pumpkin. Add a little of the water used to cook the pumpkin if needed.

 Heat milk in a pan and when it is luke warm add the jaggery,badam mix and the pumpkin puree.Simmer for 10 minutes and remove from heat.

Serve garnished with melon seeds..

This day That Year...

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2013 - Banana Oats Swirl [Quick] Bread
2012 - Multigrain Wrap [With veggies]
2010 - Chinese Style Noodle Soup

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#57

Bon Appetit...

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