Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Carrot Payasam ( Kheer ) / Thai Kiruthigai Festival





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...:)





Ingredients:


  • 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

Method:



  1. Wash & peel the skin of carrots.
  2. Grate them to pieces.
  3. Pressure cook with ½ cup milk until soft.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Roast cashews & raisins to golden in the ghee.
  6. Blend the carrots till smooth.
  7. Transfer this in a thick bottomed pan, add the rest of the milk.
  8. Mix well and cook in low medium heat.
  9. Add the cardamom pwd, sugar and let cook further for 4 to 5 mins.
  10. Switch off the heat, add the roasted nuts.
  11. Powder the pistachios, almond, roughly and sprinkle on top just before serving.
  12. Serve warm or chilled with few saffron strands garnishing.


  1. Lipsmacking healthy carrot payasam ready to taste..:)


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·       Almond Banana Payasam


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70 comments:

  1. Lovely presentation and carrot payasam looks yummy

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  2. An interesting recipe, Jay..looks wonderful.

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  3. yummy payasam..loved the colour too

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  4. healthy payasam...nice presentation...i also posted the same carrot payasam but sago.

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  5. wow i didnt know we can do that too

    looks delicious would love to make this..

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  6. It looks delicious ! I really want to taste it ;) Love the different texture and flavor in that dish ;D

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  7. Yummy! Love this any day

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  8. Love this one especially the colour.

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  9. Very tempting, love that color..

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  10. Un plato estupendo con una presentación muy bonita :)

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  11. I love it! Interesting recipe and delicious results.

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  12. sounds easy, I would like to try!

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  13. it looks soo creamy !! i love the clicks...

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  14. super delicious and yummy dessert !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  15. droolworthy and mouth watering payasam

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  16. mmmm, interesting dish!! LOOKS YUMM!! thanx for sharing! hugs! :)

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  17. Yummy payasam and lovely presentation!!!
    Bookmarked

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  18. That´s exquisite and I can deal with it! Jay, if you could please remove the verification word, it takes time to write it and there are so many friends to visit! Thank you,
    Myriam

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  19. This dish looks and sounds amazing. Your photos are beautiful!

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  20. wow..lovely kheer witn attractive color and awesome poresentation

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  21. So many nice kheer recipes on your site! :)

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  22. I so enjoy the recipes of your culture. I love carrots and this would be a yummy addition to my collection.

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  23. Use a lot of carrots in the kitchen, but I have never prepared a dessert with them. I liked your proposal.
    A hug.

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  24. yummy payasam..what a beautiful presentation..loved it!!

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  25. Have always wanted to make this; thankyou for sharing.

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  26. This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  27. lovely n colourful kheer!!

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  28. Jay the payasam looks yummmy and so colourful......thanks for sharing and happy festival :)

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  29. This is a staple cheer in our house :)..MIL special..very nice jay :)

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  30. Thats what I love about food. Same ingredients can be used in variety of recipes providing them a new definition each time:)My mom also makes carrot kheer (gajrela) which looks absolutely different but I am sure both payasam and gajrela are incredible in taste!!:)

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  31. This looks delicious! Love the photographs too.

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  32. innovative and totally yummy payasam..

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  33. nicely presented..looks yumm

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  34. Very delicious n yummy yum payasam..Erivum Puliyum

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  35. I too make this payasam this way and I can vouch on its taste.

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  36. yummy,colourful kheer..loved your presentation!

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  37. This should taste very sweet, right? It looks good.

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  38. I love Kheer....I have to try yours with carrot!!....delicious!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

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  39. yummy.....lovely payasam,beautiful presentation.

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  40. Rich & creamy & so mouthwatering Jay!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  41. You won't believe, I made this yesterday but the recipe was just a bit different in the sense that I microwaved the carrots with water instead of milk, but I loved the steaming with milk even more...lovely pictures too. :)

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  42. looks so tempting and very delicious ...loved it!!

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  43. Thanx for your feedback..love to know what you think..!

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  44. Yummy!!!
    Yummy!!!
    ahmedabadonnet.com

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  45. Another yummy recipe!Kisses,dear!

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  46. hi jay! I love Kheer! I realy should make it more often. thx for sharing

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  47. It looks really yummy, Jay! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  48. The carrot does add such a lovely colour to the dish. I have never made this. Think I will soon.

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  49. Gorgeous dish, the strands of saffron really make this dish pop.

    Thanks you for visiting my blog and i am happily following you now!

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  50. I have never tried making this kheer though my Mom used to make it often when carrots were in season. Your preparation looks very delicious.

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  51. is this a popular dessert in india?

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  52. Looks divine,creamy and rich payasam.

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  53. wow! looks really very nice.

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  54. wow! looks really very nice.

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  55. Une offrande bien délicieuse. Je prends.
    A très bientôt

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  56. Healthy Payasam Dear.Luks truly tempting and easy-to try at home Dessert.Fabulous

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  57. Very interesting recipe and looks really very nice!

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  58. Olá Jay,

    Adorei a sugestão, bem interessante,parece ser deliciosa...

    Tenha uma noite tranquila e serena!!

    1000 Beijokinhas

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  59. hi jay!!thanks for following my blog. im glad i came across urs as well... uv posted such wonderful recipes...yum! they all look so tempting. this carrot kheer looks so delicious!!

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  60. I know I'd love this, Jay! Carrots are so sweet and yummy, plus they are good for us.

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  61. I love this beautiful looking kheer...

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