Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ratnapuri Sweet-Potato Kheer "Ratnapuri Gadda Payasam" With Quinoa

Print  Friendly and PDF
I had to do something memorable with the last batch of Sweet Potatoes that I bought from the Grocery last month. As I was pondering what I could do, I recalled that I had bookmarked this recipe a while back. I had some leftover cooked Quinoa that ended up into the pot at the very last minute. How's that for an interesting twist? Lovely way to down the Quinoa if you ask me. I personally don't like the look of little curly worms! But this Kheer makes it irresistible and tastes Yum!

Before I go ahead with the recipe here is what I posted for the Theme "Indian Sweets" (Ode to Ghee, Sugar and everything Sweet)
  • 1-1/4 Cups Pureed Sweet Potato (Pureed with 1/2 Cup Milk) Or more
  • 3 Cups Skimmed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup + 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 5-6 Cardamom Pods
  • Smash the Cardamom pods in a mortar with pestle. Discard the shell. Powder the cardamom with little sugar.
  • Bring the skimmed milk and the cardamom powder to a boil.
  • When the milk bubbles over, add the sweet potato puree, sugar and stir. 
  • Follow-up with Quinoa.
  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes and switch off.
  • Chill for atleast 4 hours.
  • Serve cold.

A few Indian Sweets/Desserts:
Almond Halwa:

Ghee, Nut and Maida Flour Halwa - 

Pumpkin And Sago Pudding-

Carrot And Saffron Kheer:
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#17
Blog Widget by LinkWithin


  1. Love the addition of quinoa to the kheer. I have quinoa for breakfast with milk and nuts minus sugar, so I am sure I will enjoy this Kheer.

  2. Those curly little worms look like tapioca in the kheer.

  3. For all you claim you can't make Indian sweets, that's one pretty display CL..all your desserts seem so tempting!..sweet potato puree looks so different..

  4. I make quinoa kheer and sweet potato one but never tried to combine both. Looks like an interesting combo. I need to try this one.

  5. Kheer with sweet potato is new recipe for me...liked the idea, will try!! your looks tasty

  6. I am having a difficult time choosing the one I like most! All the sweets look yum. The kheer also looks delicious

  7. Love here the addition of quinoa,kheer looks super delicious and nutritious.

  8. Wow the combination of two of the world's healthiest ingredients is mind blowing! Should definitely try this combo!!

    Veggie/Fruit A Month-June (Blueberry)

  9. Healthy & delicious quinoa kheer. I've yet to try making sweet dishes with quinoa.

  10. this looks so amazing and all the sweets are so nice and colorful - you use lots of veggies I like - sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot..I must try some of your desserts

  11. Beautiful pictures and I love quinoa, amazing kheer and super nutritious combo. Love it.

  12. Lovely recipe and loved those Indian Sweets presented by you.....

  13. Lovely twist to a authentic recipe, i would love to try it out, as i do use a lot of quinoa, i was smiling away when i read about how it looks :)), i do the same way that's why i try to mix it with other ingredients so my kids don't mind eating it!!, inbtwn loved all ur indian sweets

  14. A very new recipe for me. Looks very tempting.


Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)