Happy Tamil New Year and Happy Vishu to all my blog readers and friends.For every new year mostly I make Ambalapuzha Pal Payasam.This year I wanted a change of payasam and thought of making carrot kheer and when I told my hubby he immediately said yes as he also likes kheer.So I called my mom and asked for the recipe and finally we enjoyed a yummy carrot kheer. It tastes heavenly when chilled too.Adding evaporated milk adds creaminess to the recipe so I would recommend to add it though you can still make without it.
Carrot grated-1 and 1/4 cup
Boiled Milk-5 cups
Evaporated milk or milk powder-4 h
Cardamom powder-1 tsp
Ghee or clarified butter-2 tbsp
Chopped almonds- few for garnish
1.Boil the grated carrot in one cup of milk and once it is done add 5 cashews and mix well.Allow this mixture to cool.
2.Grind this mixture along with the evaporated milk or milk powder to a fine paste.You can add little milk for easy grinding.
3.Add this ground mixture to the remaining milk and simmer it.Add sugar and keep stirring for minute.
4.Once the kheer has thickened add the cardamom powder and switch off the flame.Heat ghee in a pan and add cashews and raisins.
5.Once the cashews turn golden brown add it to the kheer.
6.Serve kheer hot or cold based on your choice.
* Increase sugar to 1 cup if you are sweet toothed.
*Use chopped almonds for garnish.
* Use evaporated milk for thickness and creaminess .
* You can use equal quantities of carrot and beetroot for this kheer .if you are using beetroot then do not increase the sugar quantity.
*This kheer can be made using sugar free also.Instead of sugar add any equivalent sugar substitute.