Pumpkin kheer | Kerala Style Mathanga payasam | Spicy Kitchen


    Pumpkin kheer | Kerala Style Mathanga payasam

    Healthy and delicious kheer with pumpkin

    Pumpkin kheer is very healthy and yummy dessert made with pumpkin. It is a traditional sweet dish of festival time. Pumpkin is very nutritious and healthy vegetable which is available in the market at its best price. It is a best nutrient food which contains lots of vitamins and minerals but low calorie. Pumpkin reduces the risk of heart problems, obesity, blood pressure etc…Pumpkin is the best known source of antioxidants which prevents certain types of cancer.

    We make lots of dishes with pumpkin like sambar, poriyal, erissery etc. . In my childhood my mom used to make simple payasam with pumpkin, cowpea (unakkapayar) and jaggery. She just cook these three ingredients together and add grated coconut while serving. It tastes so delicious and sometimes I also make this for my family. Today I have shared a simple kheer recipe with pumpkin puree.

    pumpkin kheer recipe

    You can also check for out for one healthy and nutritious kheer with carrot and beetroot.Beetroot Carrot Kheer. I have already tried Pumpkin Soup and Mathanga Elissery (pumpkin and pea curry) with pumpkin. Hope you will like this recipes. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you.

    Pumpkin kheer Preparation Method


    • 250 grams of Pumpkin
    • 1/2 cup of thick Coconut Milk(onnam paal)
    • 1 cup of thin Coconut Milk(randam paal)
    • 150 grams of Jaggery
    • Cashew nuts
    • Kismis(Raisins)
    • 1 pinch of Salt
    • 1 spn. of Ghee


    Step 01

    Pressure cook pumpkin for 10 min in medium flame.

    Step 02

    Grind pumpkin and keep it aside.

    Step 03

    Make thick jaggery solution with 1/2 cup of water.Add Pumpkin puree and cook for 5-7 minutes

    Step 04

    Stir continuously.

    Step 05

    Add think coconut milk and stir well for 3-4 minutes.

    Step 05

    Add thick coconut milk and cardamom powder.Stir well. When it starts to boil remove from flame.

    Step 06

    Add a pinch of salt (Optional..which gives you a different taste).

    Step 06

    Add fried cashew and kismis along with the ghee.

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