Pumpkin Payasam - Indian Healthy and Delicious Recipe

Make your day special with pumpkin payasam recipe !!!


You can make your day always festival by preparing this tasty pumpkin payasam.

This pumpkin payasam recipe I have learned from my grandmother she used to cook very simple and yummy recipes. Though I love all of the recipe from her, pumpkin payasam is one of the most delicious and aromatic recipe I always like.

I would like to share this special pumpkin payasam recipe with you in this post.


Pumpkin payasam/ poosanikai payasam/ Mathanga Payasam


  • Pumpkin cubes (1 Medium size) - 2 cup (peeled and sliced)

  • Jaggery -  -3/4 cup (boiled and filtered)

  • Thin cocunut milk - 2 cups

  • hick cocunut milk - 1 cup

  • Cardamoms - 5nos (crushed)

  • Dry ginger powder - 1 tbs

  • Cumin powder - 1 tbs

  • Ghee - 2tbs

  • Cashew - 10 nos


Pumpkin Payasam preparation method


  • Cook pumpkin in pressure cooker with little amount of water. Steve from water if exists.
  • Hand blend into smooth paste. 
  • Take jaggery o boil in heavy bottomed vessel. Add cooked pumpkin paste into boiling jaggery.
  • Let it cook on low flame and stir frequently until the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add thin coconut milk and continue boiling. Add thick coconut milk when the mixture starts thickening.
  • Continue boiling in low flame. Meanwhile, fry cashew in ghee and keep it aside.
  • Add and mix cashew with ghee in the pumpkin pudding when it starts thickening.
  • Put of the flame. Now yummy pumpkin payasam (poosanikai payasam/Mathanga Payasam) ready!
  • Serve it hot or cold and enjoy the recipe.



  • Don't add excess of water for boiling pumpkin. Boil in less water to keep the pumpkin taste.
  • Hand blend give nice taste to this recipe.
  • coconut milk makes more yummy.

Health benefits of pumpkin

  • Pumpkin is one of the low calorie produce vegetable and no saturated fats or cholesterol.So, pumpkin is recommended by dietitians who should control cholesterol and weight.
  • It has rich dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Fiber keeps your appetite in good.
  • Pumpkin is storage of many of anti-oxidant such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E.
  • A cup of cubed pumpkin gives almost double the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin for good visual sight.
  • Pumpkin is also an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
  • Pumpkin supplies good amount of B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid to our body.


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