Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe - Dry Dates Kheer

Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe is essentially a Dry Dates Kheer, an authentic recipe from the state of Karnataka.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe - Dry Dates Kheer
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Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe is the Dry Dates Kheer made with handy ingredients like jaggery, nuts, and dry dates. This recipe can be prepared in the vegan style with thick coconut milk instead of milk. This payasa is also suited for diabetic people for a spoonful of indulgence as it doesn’t call for heaps of sugar. Prepare this Uttatthi Payasa and you will be lost in the delectable sweetness of dates.

Serve Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe for dessert after meal of Keerai Sambar, Steamed Rice and Chow Chow Thoran or serve it as part of a festive meal. 

Here are few more recipes to try with dates, here are some:

  1. Banana and Date Loaf Recipe (Egg Free/ Eggless)
  2. Black Currant Dates Kheer Recipe
  3. Sheer Khurma Recipe (Seviyan or Vermicelli Kheer Pudding)
  4. Nolen Gur Panna Cotta Recipe (Fresh Dates Jaggery Panna Cotta)

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


3 Servings


  • 1 cup Dates , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 3 Dates , deseeded and cubed for garnish
  • 2 cups Milk , or coconut milk for vegan option
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon Whole Almonds (Badam) , chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon Pistachios , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee

How to make Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe - Dry Dates Kheer

  1. To prepare Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe, deseed the dates and chop them into small pieces. In a mixer-jar, add dates, a cup of milk and grind them into a fine paste.

  2. Mix the ground date paste with the remaining cup of milk. Add cardamom powder and combine them well.

  3. Heat this payasa on medium flame and bring it to a brisk boil.

  4. Once it starts boiling, switch off the flame.

  5. In a small pan, add ghee and heat it over a medium flame. Add cashews and fry until they turn golden.

  6. Season uttatthi payasa recipe with fried cashews and chopped pistachios and almonds.

  7. Serve Karnataka Style Utthatthi Payasa Recipe for dessert after meal of Keerai Sambar, Steamed Rice and Chow Chow Thoran or serve it as part of a festive meal.