Komala payasam or orange milk pudding  is a delicious milk based dessert  ideal for summer.  It is usually prepared during festivities in West Bengal.

This kheer is often made in Bengali homes. It was the favourite sweet of Poet Rabindranath Tagore.

The daily cooking trend is largely affected by the season that we are experiencing. It was a delight when I saw this one, I wanted to make something similar but was not sure if something existed or how it would turn, but then Komala Payasa turned out to be a good one.

The first time I  saw this on my friends Sasmita’s blog, The First Timer Cook and soon I had replicated it.  I was indeed happy to see this one. Sasmita is a wonderful person and a good cook.

A few milk based recipes from the blog

komala payasa, orange milk pudding
komala payasa, orange milk pudding


  • 1 litre milk
  • 4 oranges
  •  1 cup sugar
  • dry fruit powder ( cashew almond powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. In a heavy bottom pan, boil the milk. Let it reduce to half.
  2. Peel the orange and separate the segments. Keep them aside.
  3. Add sugar, dry fruit powder and cardamom powder to the milk. Let cook for sometime.
  4. Allow the boiled milk to cool.
  5. Add the peeled orange segments to it. Serve chilled.

Take a tip :

  • Adjust sugar as per your taste.
  • Orange pieces should be added only when it is at room temperature.
  • You can add pieces of dry fruits.
Komala payasam orange milk pudding
Komala payasam orange milk pudding

Komala payasa, orange milk pudding,

Komala payasa is a delicacy of milk with orange pieces garnished with nuts. 

Course festive treats, indian sweets, milk based sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author jayashree


  • 1 lite milk
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry fruit powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  1. Boil the milk in a thick bottom pan. Let it reduce to half.

  2. Remove the skin of orange and peel the segments. Crush them lightly.

  3. Add sugar, dry fruit powder and cardamom powder to it. Let boil for sometime.

  4. Allow to cool. 

  5. Once it is cooled, put the orange pieces to it and chill it. 

Recipe Notes

  • Orange pieces are to be added when it is at room temperature.
  • Adjust sweetness accordingly.
  • You can add dry fruit pieces. 

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