Carrot Payasam ( Kheer ) / Thai Kiruthigai Festival

1 Feb 2012













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
·       Almond Kheer
·       Pal / Milk Payasam
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70 Yummy Comments:

Gayathri Anand said...

Lovely presentation and carrot payasam looks yummy

What's Baking?? said...

An interesting recipe, Jay..looks wonderful.

Ramya said...

yummy payasam..loved the colour too

Rekha shoban said...

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

Meena said...

wow i didnt know we can do that too

looks delicious would love to make this..

Anne Regalado said...

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

Kaveri said...

Yummy! Love this any day

Archana said...

Love this one especially the colour.

Hema said...

Very tempting, love that color..

Un plato estupendo con una presentación muy bonita :)

Marina said...

I love it! Interesting recipe and delicious results.

Ola said...

sounds easy, I would like to try!

NiVi said...

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

Sravs said...

super delicious and yummy dessert !!

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting yummy payasam...

kitchen queen said...

droolworthy and mouth watering payasam

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

Roshu said...

Yummy payasam and lovely presentation!!!
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This dish looks and sounds amazing. Your photos are beautiful!

faseela said...

wow..lovely kheer witn attractive color and awesome poresentation

Nish said...

So many nice kheer recipes on your site! :)

Marti said...

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

BlueLady said...

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

Stefania said...

lovely dish jay

Poonam Borkar said...

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

Shri said...

Have always wanted to make this; thankyou for sharing.

Aarthi said...

This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

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S.Menaga said...

lovely n colourful kheer!!

CaySera said...

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

yummy tempting payasam..

Rasi said...

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

SChee said...

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!!:)

Sarah said...

This looks delicious! Love the photographs too.

Sobha Shyam said...

innovative and totally yummy payasam..

manjooo said...

nicely presented..looks yumm

Julie said...

Very delicious n yummy yum payasam..Erivum Puliyum

Vidhya said...

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

Sowmya said...

yummy,colourful kheer..loved your presentation!

Sheoh Yan said...

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

One of my fav kheer, lovely!

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

simran said...

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

look delicious

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very inviting payasam...

Prathima Rao said...

Rich & creamy & so mouthwatering Jay!!
Prathima Rao
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@lekshmi said...

looks delicious........

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. :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

mouth watering kheer!!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

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

Jay said...

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

ahmedabadonnet said...

Yummy!!!
Yummy!!!
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Lenia said...

Another yummy recipe!Kisses,dear!

Helene Dsouza said...

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

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

radha said...

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

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

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easyfoodsmith said...

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.

Smitten ByFood said...

is this a popular dessert in india?

Suja Manoj said...

Looks divine,creamy and rich payasam.

Asiya Omar said...

wow! looks really very nice.

Asiya Omar said...

wow! looks really very nice.

Nadji said...

Une offrande bien délicieuse. Je prends.
A très bientôt

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

wanna said...

Very interesting recipe and looks really very nice!

Miriam said...

Olá Jay,

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

Tenha uma noite tranquila e serena!!

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looks yum!

Farah said...

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!!

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

Rumana Ambrin said...

I love this beautiful looking kheer...

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