Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carrot Kheer | Gajar Kheer | Carrot Payasam


I love making easy desserts that are extremely delicious. I don't have a big sweet tooth at all and I hardly crave for chocolates, ice-cream and the likes. So if you are looking for a large 8-layered fancy chocolate slathered cake, you wont find it in here :). I have never felt like getting into all that effort for a dessert. But I do live with a person who is the exact opposite. His teeth are all sweet ;). So once in a while I have to make the puddings, cakes, muffins, kheer, cookies etc for S. He has often commented about the lack of dessert posts in my blog [ can you sense the ulterior motive? ;)] and I agree. So I am trying to make atleast a couple of healthy desserts each month.

I think Carrot kheer would be one of my go-to dessert recipe if I had a lot of guests coming in. Not a lot of effort or time involved in making this one, but the end result is super delicious and also makes you feel healthy. Carrot always does. :) So lets get on to learning how to make this kheer.

Ingredients

Serves - 2
Prep Time - 10 min
Cook time - 15 min

Carrot - 4 medium, chopped into medium sized pieces
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup minus 1.5 Tsp
Raisins - 1 Tsp
broken Cashews - 1 Tbsp
Cardamom Powder - 1/4 Tsp
Ghee - 1.5 Tsp

How do you do it

1. Take the carrots and 1 cup milk in pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Let this cool completely. Blend this milk-carrot using your mixer jar into a smooth paste and keep.

2. Heat ghee in a pan, add cashews and raisins and roast until they brown. Keep aside.

3. In the same pan, add the blended carrot-milk paste and saute for 3-5 minutes. This is just to make sure there is no raw smell. Cool this mixture again.

4. Take the remaining one cup of milk in a thick bottom milk pan and bring to boil. When it starts to boil, add the sugar, cardamom powder and stir. Simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes until the milk thickens and reduces in quantity. Cool completely.

5. Mix the reduced milk and sauteed blended carrot-milk paste and the raisins, nuts together. Fill them up in individual glasses and chill them in refrigerator.

You could add some chopped almonds on top while serving. Enjoy! :)

1 Yummmm:

kitchen queen February 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM  

refreshing yummy healthy carrot kheer.

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