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Pumpkin Kheer Recipe | How to make Pumpkin kheer | Desserts

Pumpkin kheer - yummy pudding made with pumpkin, milk, cardamom, and ghee.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Pumpkin - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Boiled Milk - 3/4 cup
  • Almonds - 4 optional
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped nuts - 1 tsp optional for garnishing
  • Water - as needed


  • Wash pumpkin in running water well. Then peel the skin off from the pumpkin with a peeler and remove the seeds. Then chop them into equal size small cubes.
  • Steam the chopped pumpkin pieces in a steamer for 15 minutes. In the meantime soak the almonds in 1/4 cup of warm milk. You can steam it with Idli steamer plate by adding a cup of water or pressure cook it with a cup of water for two whistles. For both steaming and blending, I used Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender
  • Once the pumpkins are steamed, it will be soft and transparent. Now blend it with soaked almonds along with the milk to a smooth paste in a blender.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add pureed pumpkin. Boil it in low flame for 3 minutes.
  • Then add the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Simmer and boil it until the milk absorbs the pumpkin & keep stirring until the kheer becomes thick. Switch off the flame once the kheer consistency is reached. Top with chopped nuts and serve.


Serving: 2g