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March 3, 2015

Easy Caramel Kheer/Payasam Recipe

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Caramel Kheer recipe

My MIL shared this recipe with me after watching in a TV show hosted by Revathi Shankaran.Last week i made this payasam within 10 minutes for my Friday Pooja.This kheer recipe is only for Caramel lovers.It tastes very similar to “Lacto King” chocolate with a mild orange color & an awesome smell of caramelWinking.Let me tell u what is caramel for beginners sake.Caramel is nothing but the sugar syrup heated until it turns brown.It is used as a flavouring or colouring for food or drink.But if you are a beginner,u should be very careful in making it.Over burning of sugar makes the caramel dark and bitter but if u do it patiently in low flame,u can achieve it right.When i browsed for this caramel payasam recipe after my MIL told about it,i found most of the recipes were with  basmati rice,aval/rice flakes and rice flour.But i tried a simple and easy version with milk & nuts as suggested by my MIL.So its like our usual Paal payasam/Milk kheer with caramel flavor.You can make this payasam instantly for your surprise guests.Moreover Holi festival is nearing our door steps.So u can plan and make it on Holi day ! I will try to share some more interesting recipes for HOLI.Stay tuned !
Check out my 15 payasam recipes if interested !
NB: The color & flavor of this kheer may slightly vary based on the color of caramel.The color of payasam in first pic & second pic looks slightly different due to the lighting.I clicked the same bowl under different settings.Pls don’t get confused.

Caramel kheer recipe

Caramel Payasam/Kheer recipe

Caramel Payasam/Kheer recipe Milk payasam/Kheer recipe adding caramelized sugar & nuts !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

1 cup = 200 ml
  • Thick boiled milk - 1 cup ( Full fat milk)
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp ( to caramelize) + 1 tbsp
  • Condensed milk – little (optional)
  • Mixed nuts - few tbsp(chopped & roasted in ghee)
  • Ghee - 1 tsp ( to roast nuts)

  • Boil milk and add 1 tbsp sugar to it.Chop nuts finely and set aside.(You can also add a tbsp of condensed milk instead of sugar.It will make this kheer richer & thicker)
Caramel kheer recipe
  • Take 2 tbsp of sugar in a kadai and mix in medium flame.It will start to melt as shown in the picture. Keep mixing in low flame.
Caramel kheer recipe
  • Now sugar would be melted completely.Keep the flame very low and keep stirring.Then it will turn golden brown like jaggery syrup.This is called Caramel.Keep the boiled milk ready in one hand.Add the milk as soon as the sugar is caramelized. Make sure flame is low throughout the process.
Caramel kheer recipe
  • As u add milk,it will raise and becomes frothy.Switch off the flame & mix well.Milk would turn slightly orange in color.
Caramel payasam
  • Now roast the nuts in ghee and add to the payasam.Mix well and serve hot or refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.It tastes delicious.
Caramel payasam recipe
NB: The color & flavor of this kheer may slightly vary based on the color of caramel.


  • Please adjust the quantity of sugar based on your taste buds. I found 1 tbsp is just right for us.U can add 2tbsp to the maximum.
  • Be careful while caramelizing the sugar because if u miss the correct stage,payasam will taste bitter.
  • If u are a beginner,keep the flame completely low while making caramel. The total process takes around 4-5 minutes in very low flame.
  • You can also add a tbsp of condensed milk instead of sugar.It will make this kheer richer & thicker.

Check out my 15 payasam recipes if interested !

Try this easy n quick payasam recipe for festivals or any special days.Tastes yum !

Caramel kheer

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Sundari Nathan said...

Yummy and creamy kheer!!

great-secret-of-life said...

simple and tasty kheer.. I saw this cooking show too.. I love caramel too.. I tried last month.. It is really so tasty :-)

Chitra said...

Thanks Sundari.Thanks Veena.I too liked it very much :)

Unknown said...

A nice twist to regular payasam...Looks Yum!!

esther said...

Thank u for posting chitra. Vil try it on Holi... said...

A nice idea n inviting color of payasam...Looks super...

Chitra said...

Sure Esther :)

Rafeeda AR said...

This sounds super... bookmarked!

Priya's Kitchen said...

Having Caramel chocolate and opened your blog to check todays special and it is Caramel Payasam...!!! :)
Very easy and looks delicious...

Chitra said...

Haha :) Thanks Arulpriya :) said...

That looks superb! Even I am going to t=give this a try for sure. Sound so yummy.

esther said...

Tried it yday by adding seviya. It was very flavourful and yummy. Thank u chitra...

Chitra said...

Thank u so much esther :) Iam so happy !