Carrot Payasam | Kheer
Carrot Payasam / Kheer is a rich & creamy carrot milk pudding ...!! This is one of my favorite recipe , which is easy & quick to prepare. It provides health, nutrition while tasting great. The recipe requires use of fresh carrots rich in B carotene, vitamin A, dietary fibres and anti oxidants. Today , we prepared this nutritious dessert as an offering to God for Thai Krithigai Pooja . All Krithigais are days of prayers to Lord Muruga, but the Krithigai of this " Thai " month is one of the most important days. Special poojas, abishekam are performed to the Lord Muruga in temples on this day...!! Try this delicious carrot kheer or payasam & enjoy the healthy taste...:)
Carrots - 2 or 3
Milk - 2 cups
Cashew - 5 to 6
Raisins - 6
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cardamom pwd - a generous pinch
Sugar - 5 tbsp
Saffron - few strands
Almond, pistachios for garnishing
Wash & peel the skin of carrots.
Grate them to pieces.
Pressure cook with ½ cup milk until soft.
Roast cashews & raisins to golden in the ghee.
Blend the carrots till smooth.
Transfer this in a thick bottomed pan, add the rest of the milk.
Mix well and cook in low medium heat.
Add the cardamom pwd, sugar and let cook further for 4 to 5 mins.
Switch off the heat, add the roasted nuts.
Powder the pistachios, almond, roughly and sprinkle on top just before serving.
Serve warm or chilled with few saffron strands garnishing
Lipsmacking healthy carrot payasam ready to taste..:)