Since the beginning of the new year, I have been on a sweet spree here ! My third sweet dish in a row Sweet potato kheer! I recently made this kheer and it was too good, so I decided to share with you all.  Sweet potato is again another healthy food . It is rich source of Vitamin A. It also contains Vitamin B, Vitamin C along with other minerals as calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous.

Some facts of sweet potato :

Sweet potato is neither a potato nor a yam . It is totally different from both of these.

Sweet potato is a dicotyledon plant and belongs to the family of Convolvulaceae.

It is regarded as one of the worlds healthiest food.

Steaming is the best way to consume this veggie, though it can be boiled or roasted.

It grows well in the tropical region, thus it is found in abundance in Africa, Asia and America.

This post is part of the Culinary Hoppers Blog hop with the theme “Udupi Cuisine”

Udupi cuisine is part of the Karnataka cuisine. Udupi is a small district  with a religious background. Thus, this cuisine was formed primarily by the Asthamathas of Udupi.  It is a satvic food which makes use of rice, greens and pulses.Coconut is one of the essential ingredients of their cooking. Vegetables as pumpkin, bitter gourd, cucumber, jackfruit  and plantain are primarily used.

Now, their cuisine consists of sambar made with fresh spices and coconut, rasam, chutney,gojju, variety of  payasams, pickles, and tasty stir fry. It is worthy to mention here that masala dosa is from this place. A wide variety of dosas and idlis are made for breakfast.

A few other sweet recipes worth taking a look   Basundi, Appi Payasa

Now, for today’s recipe, do check it

sweet potato kheer
sweet potato kheer


Sweet potato kheer
Recipe Type: Sweet
Cuisine: Udupi
Author: Jayashree
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Cook time:
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Serves: 4
A tmelt in the mouth, sweet dish made with sweet potato in coconut milk and jaggery.
  • Sweet potato 250grams
  • jaggery 150 grams
  • ghee 2tsp
  • coconut 1/2 200gms
  • cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
  • cashewnuts
  1. Steam the sweet potatoe in pressure cooker.
  2. Peel the skin and mash it.
  3. Put the grated coconut in hot water for fifteen minutes
  4. Grind it to a fine paste. Pass it through a sieve. This is the coconut milk.
  5. Repeat the procedure once again. Keep it aside.
  6. Take ghee in a pan, roast the cashews slightly. Take care not to burn them.Remove the cashews and set aside.
  7. Add the sweet potato and saute it for two minutes in the same pan.
  8. Add the coconut milk and jaggery and stir. Once it boils, remove from flame and keep aside.
  9. Finally,add cardamom powder and garnish with dry fruits.


sweet potato
sweet potato
coconut milk extraction
coconut milk extraction
sweet potato kheer
sweet potato kheer


The other dishes of Udupi Cuisine



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  1. Delightful dessert my dear. Very new and innovative. The creaminess from the sweet potato coupled with coconut is sure to bring out a powerhouse of flavours. Awesome and delicious.

  2. Thanks for those facts about Sweet potato. I usually love it eat Sweet potatoes plain boiled. But this Kheer is new and seems simple. It looks delicious, a must try!

  3. Gorgeous !!! I have never made a payasam using sweet potato , this is definitely on my to do list .. Lovely recipe too J

  4. One of favs.. wonderfully explained J.. We prepared it slightly differently. We add cubed sweet potates rather than mashing them.. Great post dear!

  5. It looks So Delicious Jaya..And Sweet Potato is so healthy too..Loved the way you explained the method to make coconut milk. I am surely going to try this

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