Beetroot Payasam/Kheer - using pressure cooker

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kheer/Payasam is the easiest dish that can be prepared using a pressure cooker. So, for the final day of the BM i m here with a colorful payasam/kheer using beetroot. Beetroot takes a little more time to cook, so making this in pressure cooker makes it much easier.  Beets gives an awesome color to this kheer. A Mild Peachy or pinky color makes it a treat to your eyes too.
Kuttu loved this kheer, that is more rewarding to me!!! yes, he doesn't prefer anything pink, immediately will ask "Pink is for girls?, Can you make something in Blue? ". That Guy, saw me clicking pics and came near and asked whether he can taste, tried it and had one shot-glass full of kheer and said will have one more with his appa after dinner. It was like hearing Symphony Orchestra playing especially for me!!!! 
1/2 cup shredded beetroot/beets, tightly packed
2 cups full fat milk
6 tbsp condensed milk (or) 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
4-5 cashew nuts
Few almond silvers for garnishing
2 tsp ghee
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee, when it becomes hot, add the shredded beets to it along with cashew nuts and saute for 3-5 minutes in a medium flame.
  • Next add milk to it, mix well and close the lid of thw cooker, put the whistle on. Let it cook for 4 whistles in a medium flame. 
  • Let it cool and the pressure release on its own. Open tbe lid,  using a hand blender blend the cooed beets with milk to a smooth liquid. 
  • Take it back to the stove,  add condensed milk or sugar and cardamom powder, mix well.
  • Let it sit on the stove until it becomes frothy, takes about 5 - 8 minutes in a medium flame. 
  • Stir constantly during that time and scrape down the sides too.  Garnish with almond silvers and serve warm.

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  1. Beet root payasam/kheer sounds interesting,loved the pretty color of the kheer...

  2. looks fantastic Happy Holidays to you and family

  3. Such a wonderful treat ! Love the color of payasam...

  4. Oh love your pictures and the payasam..very lovely!

  5. Love anything with beets :) sure looks super inviting

  6. love that gorgeous colour payasam has...who will not be tempted for this...umm

  7. love the color and I have a beet in my refrigerator right now..hmmm maybe I'll give it a try tomorrow

  8. wow thats an very very innovative and delicious looking payasam that too in pressure cooker :) lovely color !!

  9. Lovely color Priya. Tempting and very easy as well.

  10. innovative yummy kheer, very new to me, beetroot offered lovely color too

  11. love the color looks so lovely...inviting glasses

  12. Love the color of the yummy kheer. I was expecting a maroonish one. The addition of the milk does the trick I guess. :)

  13. I was expecting a bright pink colour. So this was a pleasant surprise. Looks yum. Well even I would love a glass.. Please.

  14. That is such a colorful kheer. Very innovative dish with beets.

  15. Can this be served as a drink Priya?

    1. Yes ishita, like Badam Kheer this can also be served chilled as a welcome drink!


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