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Sweet potato kheer recipe

Sweet potato kheer recipe a rich and creamy dessert made with sweet potato.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Author Sharmilee J


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato grated
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar You can use regular white sugar too
  • a fat pinch saffron
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp mixed nuts (I used cashews,almonds,pista)


  • Pressure cook sweet potato with skin for 1 whistle.Peel off the skin and grate it.Measure 1/2 cup(tightly packed) adnd set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan add mixed nuts fry until golden.Remove and set aside.NOw add grated sweet potato saute for few mins.
  • Add milk along with saffron and simmer.Keep stirring to avoid burning at the bottom.malai gets collected at the sides, keep scraping and add into the kheer.
  • Simmer until it becomes slightly thick, add sugar at this stage.Simmer until thick and creamy.
  • Add ghee fried nuts mix well and switch off.It thickens after cooling so switch off accordingly.
  • Serve warm / chilled!


  • You can even add raw grated sweet potato and cook in milk but takes a little longer time and more milk so I pressure cooked for a whistle then cooked in milk.
  • You can use regular white sugar instead of cane sugar.
  • I used cows milk, use any milk which is creamy so that it is rich.
  • You can add cardamom powder if you like the flavour.
  • You can add chiroli nuts too.