Friday, August 11, 2017

Yellow Pumpkin Milkshake | Kaddu Ki Kheer | Gluten Free and Vegan Pumpkin Shake

Hi Supermoms,

Yellow Pumpkin / Kaddu ( Hindi)/Parangikkai( Tamil) is rich in beta carotene. It helps in  better vision , skin and hair . Also, yellow pumpkin is believed to control blood pressure. It helps to keep one energetic and active. It is high in nutrients and low in calories and this makes it a favourite vegetable even for people who are on a diet. 

Though I make various Indian curries using this vegetable, I love making dessert with them. I have earlier made a pumpkin cheese cake, using the yellow pumpkin and it was so delicious. Today I am sharing a simple kheer/milk shake recipe that can be made very quickly. 

You can make it with regular milk or use coconut milk/soy milk or any other nut milk ( like almond or cashew nut ) of your choice . This recipe is from my friend Mrs. Geeta Ganesh, who lovingly made this drink for us to enjoy during one of our get togethers. 

She played a guessing game asking us to identify the main ingredient . None of us could guess that it was pumpkin. It tasted just like Badam Kheer. 

If you have to make a drink for a large group ( Navratri is approachingšŸ˜€ ) , then you can try this drink. Tasty and healthy too.

Yellow Pumpkin Milk Shake | Kaddu Ki Kheer Recipe :

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves : 4-6
1 cup = 250 ml cup 

Ingredients :

250 gm Yellow Pumpkin( de seeded, peeled and cubed)
3/4 cup sugar ( adjust) 
3 cups milk ( of your choice ) 
1 cardamom ( finely powdered)
6-7 saffron strands 

Method :

1. In a heavy bottom vessel, add 2-3  cups of water, chopped pumpkin and cook over medium flame till they are tender. 
2. Drain the pumpkin and add it to the jar of a  mixer/food processor and grind it to a smooth puree, adding the drained water, little at a time.
3. Now add milk , sugar and grind again.
Chef tip: You can do this in batches.
4. Transfer the milk shake to a serving jug/jar/bottle , add the cardamom powder, saffron strands and mix well.

5. Refrigerate the milk shake for at least 30 minutes .

Your refreshing Yellow Pumpkin Milkshake is ready to be enjoyed. 

Yellow Pumpkin Milkshake

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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