Aug 3, 2011

Pumpkin Kheer

This is something I made when we were in Delhi last year. I finally managed to find time to write this post. I was actually searching for the picture in my folders.  I made this in microwave and it came out pretty good.  My girls were not so excited about this payasam ( they like pal payasam ). Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Pumpkin Pieces -  1 1/2 cups (chop it into small cubes)
  2. almonds - 10 seeds
  3. Milk - 2 cups ( I used the regular mother dairy milk we get in Delhi)
  4. Sugar - 1 cup (acc to taste)
  5. Edible Camphor - a pinch
  6. Cardamom - 1 or 2
  7. food color - Orange color a pinch
Take a microwave safe bowl, put the pumpkin pieces and almond seeds adding required amount of water. Cover it with a lid and MW for 5 to 7 minutes, checking / stirring in between, or till it is done. When the pumpkin pieces are cooked, take the bowl out very carefully and let it cool. Grind it into a fine paste. Again put the pumpkin paste in the bowl, along with one and half cups of milk& food color  and let it cook or 3 to 5 minutes. Check it often cos the milk may spill. Now add the edible camphor and cardamom seeds and the remaining milk & sugar and let it boil for another 3 to 5 minutes. Take it out. Let it cool, refrigerate and enjoy. Be careful before taking it out from the MW.

I am sending this to Srivalli's MEC Potluck Party.








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