Recipe for Mishti Aloo Payash or Sweet Potato Payash

This recipe of Mishti Aloo Payash or Sweet Potato Payash brings along with it the sweet smell of tradition. It’s similar to your kheer but unique in a way because it used sweet potato instead of rice. So, if you are on the lookout for a unique version kheer recipe, then look no further. The Mishti Aloo Payash is light on the tummy and satiates you sweet cravings.

Sweet Potato: 1/2 kg
Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp
Milk: 1 litre
Raisins: 1 tbsp
Almonds: 10/13 chopped
Pistachos: 1 tbsp chopped
Sugar: 1 tbsp or as required
Condensed milk: 4 tsp (optional)
Rice flour: 1 tbsp


Peel Sweet Potato and wash it. Then boil the potatoes and mash it and keep aside.
Now boil the milk for a while, when the milk thickens add the sugar and then mashed sweet Potatoes. Now add the rice flour and keep stirring continuously. After a while add the dry fruits and condensed milk. Mix it properly. Switch off the flame. Pour the Payash in a serving bowl and refrigerate at least some time before you serve.
Happy cooking!

This is a family recipe of my in-laws family. My mother in-laws used to make Sweets called Pantua of Mishti Aloo, Payash of Mistiallo or sweet potato. My in-laws are from Kolkata. In Kolkata where Lakshmi Puja is done in every household we offer sweet potato both sweet and savoury in Lakashmiri Puja as well as Kali Puja as bhog or offering to the Goddess.

Sweet Patato is a root vegetable with its large, starchy sweet tasting features. It is found abundantly in west Bengal, Assam, Orissa and Karnataka. It has a unique property to be a part of both as vegetables dishes as well as sweet dishes. From the nutritional point of view we can see it’s has rich in energy, vitamins and minerals. It aids in digestion and protects our immune system. Being rich in vitamins it helps in vision. It is helpful for proper brain functioning. Sweet potato fights Cancer too. So undoubtedly Sweet Potato is a gem of Indian cuisine.

Sweet Potato% Daily Value Amount per 100 grams
Calories 86
Total fat 0.1g…..0%
Saturated fat 0 g…..0%
polyunsaturated fat 0
Monosaturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0 mg……0%
Sodium 55 mg…….2%
Potassium 337 mg……9%
Total Carbohydrate 20 g…..6%
Deity fiber. 3g…..12%
Sugar 4.2g
Protein 1.6 g…..3%
Vitamin A 283%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium ….3%
Vitamin D …0%
Iron …3%
Vitamin B-6,,,,,10%..

About the author:

Currently residing in Kolkata, Shimu always had a keen interest in cooking and has perused this culinary journey over decades, learning different cuisines from different countries/regions and from people of all walks of life. Born and brought up in Guwahati and having subsequently lived in various cities of India and abroad, Shimu has been exposed to a various styles of cooking and a variety of tastes.

Having lived for almost 20 years in the city of Abu Dhabi, which is a melting pot of more than 100 nationalities, she got the opportunity to learn cuisines of various western and south eastern countries right there in their kitchens. Over the last decade she has conducted Indian cooking at various embassies in intuition, she also conducts cooking class, done cooking shows in Assamese and Bengali channel in Assam and Bengal. Having doe several pop up too.