Kaddu ki kheer, a Hyderabadi special dessert is prepared using milk and pumpkin. It is a favorite dessert in almost every wedding in Hyderabad. It is a very rich, delicious and creamy all at the same time.

Benefits: Pumpkin is full of vitamins and minerals and relatively low in calories, as it is filled with 94% water. It’s also very high in beta-carotene, a carotenoid that your body turns into vitamin A.

Ingredients of Hyderabadi Kaddu Kheer 

  • 2 liters full cream milk
  • 1 cup white pumpkin, grated
  • 3 tbsp sago, soaked for 4-5 hours
  • 3 tbsp basmati rice, soaked for 1 hour
  • 3 tbsp cashews
  • 50 gms khoya
  • 3 tbsp condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp green food color
  • vanilla essence
  • Almonds, pistachios, cashews for garnishing

How to Make Hyderabadi Kaddu Kheer 

  1. Add grated pumpkin in a pan. Add water and cook until pumpkin is soft.
  2. Add milk in kadhai and bring it to boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Add cooked pumpkin to the milk and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Put soaked sago and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add basmati rice flour and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add cashew paste and condensed milk and mix well.
  7. Add khoya mixed with milk.
  8. Add sugar as per taste and cardamom powder, green food color, stir well.
  9. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.
  10. Add a drop of vanilla essence.
  11. Garnish with dry fruits and serve.