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..


  • Adding badam mix is purely optional.
  • Regular sugar or brown sugar can also be used instead of jaggery.
  • Almonds / cashews / pistachio can be used instead of melon seeds

This day That Year…

2014 – Paneer Peas Gravy | Mattar Paneer 
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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