Carrot Kheer,Carrot Payasam
Carrot Kheer,Carrot Payasam. A sweet and delicious dessert made with milk, sugar and grated carrots.
My family loves carrot, and I make carrot recipes frequently. For lunch, I would make Carrot Beans Poriyal and Carrot Poriyal. If I have very less carrots at home, then I would combine them with other veggies like cabbage, beans, cauliflower etc.
When I have guests at home, then I make carrot desserts like Carrot Halwa, Carrot Halwa Roll, and Carrot Cupcake. I always wanted to post Carrot Kheer here, but it never happened. I had the opportunity to make Carrot Kheer last week for my friend Natasha. She likes my Carrot Kheer so much and requested me to make it for her. So here is my Carrot Kheer recipe and hope you all like it too.
How to make carrot kheer or carrot payasam:
1. Wash the carrots, trim its ends and then peel its skin. Grate the carrot and set aside. In a bowl, add saffron strands in a tablespoon of warm milk and set it aside.
2. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat 1/2 tablespoon ghee and grated carrot.
3. In medium-low flame, saute the carrot well until the carrots shrink in size and the raw smell goes away. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes.?Then, add one cup of milk, and cook it in low flame until the carrots turn soft and cooked.
4. Now add sugar and cook for 3 more minutes. Let it cool down completely.
5. Transfer the carrot mixture to the mixer, and blend it roughy.
6. Transfer the carrot puree to the pan, and add the saffron milk followed by a cup of milk. Stir well and let it simmer for few minutes.
7. Once it thickens, add cardamom powder and the remaining milk. Stir well and cook for 2 more minutes. Switch off.
8. In a small pan, add 1/2 tablespoon of ghee and fry cashew nuts until golden brown. Then add the roasted cashew nuts and the remaining ghee to the carrot ghee. Stir well.
Now, Carrot Kheer is ready! Serve warm or cold!
- You can also add roasted almonds or pistachios instead of cashew nuts.
- Blending the carrots is optional. If you wish, you can grind it smoothly. I grind it coarsely just because I like to have bits and pieces of carrots when I relish?the Carrot Kheer.
- You can also add coconut milk or condensed milk instead of milk.
- You can also add nutmeg powder instead of?cardamom powder.