Sweet Potato Kheer

This is the best sakkarkand (sakkaria) kheer (sweet potato pudding) ever! I am absolutely thrilled to share recipe with you all. This was my 1st time making it. This is a holy month in Hindu calendar and many people keep fasting or they are on special diet. Whenever I buy sweet potato, my easiest go to recipe is farali sweet potato recipe. Recently my mom was giving me some ideas on making different types of kheer (pudding). So I decided to use sweet potato for kheer. It was absolutely delicious!

Raw sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene (a provitamin A carotenoid), with moderate contents of other micronutrients, including vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and manganese. When cooked by baking, small variable changes in micronutrient density occur to include a higher content of vitamin C at 24% of the daily value per 100 g serving (Wikipedia).

They are easily available during anytime of the year or any place. It is such a versatile vegetable that you can boil, fry/air fry or sauté. You can make savory or sweet dish using sweet potato.  They last long time in the pantry and cheapest vegetable compare to other. We eat sweet potato during Hindu fasting month too. This recipe is specially prepared to eat during Hindu fasting and it is a sweet dish. Very few ingredients needed to prepare this dish.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

1 sweet potato skinned and grated (2 cup)
1 little milk ( I used 2%)
1/3 cup or less sugar (as per your taste)
8-10 almonds skinned and chopped
Small pinch of cardamom powder


1. In a heavy bottom pan or pot, add grated sweet potato and milk. Cook on low to medium heat for 15-20 mins. Stir the mixture every few mins so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

2. When you see that sweet potato are almost cooked (check with your fingers), then add sugar and cook for 4-5 minutes. This mixture will be thick. If you like slightly runny kheer then you can add some more milk. If you want, you can add saffron while it’s cooking. Because sweet potato are already sweet, you can adjust sugar as per your taste. When ready, turn off the heat.

3. Add chopped almond and cardamom powder. Mix well.

This can be served hot or cold. I personally like chilled. It thickens when you let it chill. You can add any nuts you like. This kheer is bursting with flavour from cardamom (eliche). This is a very simple and easy recipe anyone can cook. Make sure to try it.

Please comment below and let me know how do you like this dish. Happy Cooking!

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Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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