I made this easy Indian dessert last month keeping “Sweet Luv” event in mind. Payasam is a simple dessert and is made during festivals and is also made to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc. I made this payasam for one such occasion and totally loved the vibrant color of this payasam. Even though I am not a big fan of desserts, I could not resist this inviting bowl of payasam.
I had a few sips and the rest was promptly finished by K. The kids for some reason do not care much for Indian desserts and I have no clue why. Either way I am not complaining because Indian desserts have become a rare thing at home and as long as someone finishes it I am happy . Off to the recipe.
Carrot Payasam (Carrot Kheer)
Indian dessert with carrots.
- carrots - 1.5 cups - chopped into pieces (about 3 carrots)
- milk - 1.5 cups roughly
- ghee - 2 tsp
Homemade ghee can be made following this link
- cashews - few pieces
- cardamom - 1
- sugar - 3 tbsp
Cook the carrots in milk and allow to cool. Blend to a paste. Heat ghee and fry cashews and keep aside. To the the same vessel, add the carrot paste and saute for 10 minutes.
Add about 1/4 cup water and sugar to the reduced carrot paste and stir till the sugar dissolves. Add the cashews and cardamom powder. Add milk and dilute to the needed consistency before serving.
1. Cook the carrots in enough milk. 2. Cooked carrots. Allow to cool.3. Take in a blender.4. Blend to a paste.5. Heat ghee and fry cashews. Keep the cashews aside.6. Add the carrot paste to the same vessel that has the ghee and saute for about 10 minutes on medium flame.7. Paste ready for sugar.8. Add 1/4 cup water and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.9. Sugar has dissolved.10. Add the cashews and cardamom powder.11. Add milk to dilute it to the required consistency before serving.12. Kheer ready.
Tasty kheer ready.
Linking to Sweet Luv - 2013 hosted here.
12 Responses to Carrot Payasam (Carrot Kheer)
love the colour of that payasam.. it is indeed very very inviting… bookmarking this..:)
Looks so delicious.
I don’t keep ghe in the house, can I substitute it with a butter as long as ghe is made from it?
Ghee imparts the fragrance and flavor to the payasam that butter does not. You can use oil instead.
delicious and creamy and silky and smooth… so yummy!!
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looks awesome. Love the colour of the payasaam
Colorful payasam…looking awesome…
Love the texture of the kheer vardhini! Beautiful bowl and gorgeous pics!
I dont mind having a cup rite now.
lovely colour and yummy payasam
Creamy treat …….healthy and yummy..
Very nice payasam
wow very tempting n creamy…love the color