Cook's Hideout: Sweet Pea Kheer

November 19, 2013

Sweet Pea Kheer

Blogging Marathon# 34: Week 3/ Day 3
Theme: Desserts with Vegetables
Dish: Sweet Pea Kheer
So for the final day of this week's BM# 34, I decided to make something different for 'Desserts with Vegetables'. I saw this sweet pea kheer on a Telugu cooking show and remember thinking to myself 'why would anyone use sweet peas to make kheer!!!!' But of course when Valli announced the themes, I knew I had to experiment with a vegetable that I have never used in desserts before, so here it is a kheer with sweet peas.
Sweet Pea Kheer
On the cooking show the kheer had a beautiful minty green color, but mine didn't turn out that color. I guess I didn't grind the sweet peas into a smooth enough paste to get that color.
Sweet Pea Kheer
I only made a small quantity because I was skeptical how the kheer would turn out. I didn't taste the sweet peas that much but since the texture was a little chunky, could feel the peas texture. All in all it turned out to be successful dessert that my 14month old and I slurped up. 
Sweet Pea Kheer
Ingredients: Makes 1 very generous serving or 2 small servings
Sweet peas - ¼cup (I used frozen sweet peas that I thawed)
Evaporated Milk - 1cup
Sugar - 1tbsp
Condensed milk - 1tbsp
Ground Cardamom - a pinch
Almonds - 1tsp
Cashews - 1tsp
Raisins - 1tsp

  • Grind sweet peas into a smooth paste.
  • Heat 2tsp ghee in a nonstick pan, and roast the dry nuts until golden and set aside.
  • In the same pan heat 2tsp ghee, add the sweet pea paste and sauté for 3~4 minutes. Cook until peas don't smell raw anymore.
  • Add evaporated milk and cook for 4~5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sugar and cook until the mixture thickens a little bit, about 3~4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add ground cardamom and condensed milk. Mix well and serve chilled.
Sweet Pea Kheer

Sweet Pea Kheer

  • If not using evaporated milk, then boil 2cups of milk until it reduces to 1cup.
  • Adjust sugar and condensed milk as per taste.
  • If using fresh peas, then blanch them for 1~2 minutes.

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 34.


  1. This is indeed new to me. I like the cups you served the kheer in.

  2. Sweeter kheer sounds interesting ! Enjoyed your deserts with vegetables series .....

  3. Woww.. such a lovely and delicious kheer.. Yummy!

  4. I have seen this making rounds though I never had the courage to cook this up guys have turned out to be more adventurous and glad everything turned out great..enjoyed this series Pavani..your props and set up never ceases to amaze me..and trust me I have been counting, and yet to see a repeat right great job in managing to do so well!

  5. wow - that really is an unusual veggies to use in a dessert - glad it turned out successfuol

  6. Good one Pavani..I have also tried a different version and we liked it pretty well.

  7. I will never be brave to try this Pavani! Now I can safely take your word and give it a shot sometime!


Thank you for stopping by my Hideout.

I really appreciate your feedback, so please feel free to leave your comment. I read all the comments you post, but I may not respond to them. Thank you for your time and hope you enjoyed your stay.

Have a Wonderful Day!!


Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin
Blogging tips