Studies on sensory and keeping qualities of pumpkin based Kheer 

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.v34i4.6876    | Article Id: DR-1014 | Page : 270-274
Citation :- Studies on sensory and keeping qualities of pumpkin based Kheer .Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2015.(34):270-274

Shaikh Adil*, Sudhakar Changade, Anant Dhotre and Santosh Chopde1

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Department of Dairy Technology, College of Dairy Technology, Warud (Pusad) - 445 204, Maharashtra, India.

Submitted Date : 25-04-2015
Accepted Date : 17-07-2015


The objective of this study was evaluation of the shelf life of reconstituted kheer packed in previously sterilized cups and stored at 10± 1°C for 3 days. During period of studies the samples were examined for sensory evaluation after the first, second and third day using five treatments T1 (Pumpkin flesh kheer), T2 (1 per cent pumpkin powder + 43 per cent skim milk powder), T3 (2 per cent pumpkin powder + 42 per cent skim milk powder), T4 (3 per cent pumpkin powder + 41 per cent skim milk powder) and T5 (4 per cent pumpkin powder + 40 per cent skim milk powder). Samples were studied for sensory properties viz. colour, flavour, body texture, appearance and overall acceptability. Statistical analysis for shelf life studies revealed that both the treatments and storage period had significant effect on sensory qualities of the product. The scores for colour, flavour, body and texture, appearance and overall acceptability of all kheer samples decreased with the advancement of storage period. The rate of decline in the flavour score of T3 was more as compared to all other treatments. The score for T3 was (7.12) on first day which dropped to (6.05) on third day. The rate of decrease of scores for body and texture was more in treatment T5 than T1, T2, T3 and T4. There was a statistically significant difference in the appearance of reconstituted kheer samples for all the treatments on the day of preparation. The difference between all treatments was non-significant on second and third day of storage. The overall acceptability for T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 samples decreased with the progress of storage period.


Dried kheer mix Kheer Pumpkin Sensory attributes.


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