Carrot Payasam or Carrot Kheer

I always get attracted to the colour of any dish. Even the sweet smell that floats in air is a trance. When I make Carrot Kheer, it pleases me a lot. With very less effort if you get very good result, what more do we want in cooking. This kind of satisfaction I feel whenever I prepare Carrot Kheer. I will be relaxed when I serve high nutritional food to my family. Be it a festival or guest coming for dinner, I have this Carrot Kheer in my list of easy to do recipes. Carrot Payasam or Kheer is an easy to prepare but uncommon dessert/pudding which provides health, nutrition while tasting great. Now one more thing about this dish; Carrot Kheer tastes extremely great when it is cold.

Carrot Kheer

Carrot Kheer

Carrot Payasam Ingredients:

  • Chopped Carrot – 4 cups
  • Sugar – 3-4 Tbsp
  • Milk – 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew Nuts – 7-8
  • Raisins (Kishmish) – 10
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1 tsp

How to Prepare:

  1. Cook the chopped Carrot in 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles or in Microwave oven for about 8 min.
  2. Leave the cooked Carrot to cool for about 15-20 min. Once cooled, grind cooked Carrot in a mixer grinder to prepare a smooth paste.
  3. In a frying pan, fry Cashew Nuts and Raisins in Ghee. Keep aside.
  4. In a pan or in vessel, add Carrot paste and Milk and boil them for about 10-15 min. Add Sugar and stir until the Sugar dissolves.
  5. Add Cardamom Powder and fried Cashew Nuts and Raisins (from Step 3) and stir for 2 min.
  6. Remove from the flame and leave the Carrot Payasam or Kheer to become cool. Serve the Carrot Payasam or Kheer when it is cold.

You may keep the payasam/kheer in a refrigerator.  Carrot Payasam gives great taste when chilled.

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