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Sweet Potato Kheer

Sweet Potato Kheer is an easy Indian dessert prepared commonly for everyday celebrations. Sweet Potato, also known as Shakarkand in Hindi, is available worldwide and almost year round.

I am not much into Indian desserts but enjoy them once in a while. I mostly fret at the idea of the huge amount of cooking time that goes in making most Indian desserts. They definitely are worth the effort in the end but somehow I prefer just enjoying the results. So, I shamelessly rely on mom or mom-in-law when it comes to making such delicacies.

Sweet Potato Kheer is my mother’s speciality. I have always preferred it over regular rice kheer. Recently, my boys tried it for the first time and instantly it became their favourite too. I love preparing food for my kids and without focusing much on the efforts the kheer would involve I asked mom to share her Sweet Potato Kheer Recipe with me. I was so glad to know that mom’s kheer recipe is damn simple and easy to make.

On my next trip to the vegetable market I picked up about 2 kilos of sweet potatoes and made a big batch of kheer for my boys and well, for myself too πŸ™‚


Sweet Potato Kheer (Serves 4)


500ml whole milk

200gms sweet potatoes, boiled and grated

ΒΌth cup sugar

Cardamon (elaichi) powder

Charoli or any other nut (chopped)


Step 1 – Bring milk to boil in a heavy pan.

Step 2 – Lower flame and add grated potatoes. Stir well add in sugar and cardamom powder.

Step 3 – Cook the kheer on low flame while stirring continuously till it thickens.

Step 4 – Once desired consistency is achieved add in nuts and pour kheer in serving bowls.

Step 5 – Cool the kheer or refrigerate till serving time.

sweet potato
Boiled and Grated Sweet Potato

Health Benefits of Sweet Potato

Highly fibrous and aid digestion

Contain good amounts of beta carotene, Vitamin C and B

Affordable source of nutrition and can be cooked in the most healthy ways

Starchy tuber that gives a “full”feeling when eaten.

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