Carrot Kheer is our family favourite including mittu.I have already posted another version of carrot kheer with carrot puree and this is a new version that I am hooked onto for a while now.I love both the versions each one tastes good in its own way but I first started with the first version for mittu as she was reluctant to eat carrots coming in kheer now that she is eating the veggie she likes this version as well.
I was not fully satisfied with these pics but after trying for so long I couldnt satisfy myself so convinced myself saying that its not photogenic hehe yes yes same story as those grapes are sour ;) May be later when I am prepared to click a decent picture will update it for sure :)
Carrot Payasam Recipe - Ingredients
Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 3 Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Wash carrots, trim the edges and peel of the skin.Grate it using a grater and then measure it.In a pan add 1/2 tbsp ghee add grated carrot and saute for few mins until it shrinks and raw smell leaves.It may take atleast 7-10mins so keep sauteing in low flame.
Now add 1 cup milk and let it to boil in low flame.Simmer and let it cook until carrots are soft.Once carrots are cooked add sugar and cook for 5mins.
Cool down for a while and blend it roughly.I used my blender to blend it - This step is purely optional.Now again heat it up and let it cook.Add saffron in a tbsp of warm milk.
Add saffron milk, 1/2 cup milk and cardamom powder and let it simmer for a while.Finally when it gets thick add remaining 1/2 cup milk and switch off.
In a tadka pan heat ghee add broken cashews and fry till golden brown.Add it to kheer and mix well.
I reserved few ghee roasted nuts to sprinkle while eating....It tasted yum! Serve chilled / warm!
Blending is purely optional but helps in nicely blending with milk.But don't blend it to a paste just do it roughly thats enough you should be able to get the carrot pieces here and there.
You can even add a pinch of nutmeg powder for extra flavour.
You can add coocnut milk or condensed milk for a rich kheer.