Carrot Milk/Carrot Kheer

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last - Robert Louis Stevenson.

Think of Deserts…ummmm my mouth is watering!

There are a lot of restaurants that I like only for their desert section.In Bangalore(India) one such amazing place is “Frescos” in Cunningham Road. A friend of mine took me there and I fell in love with their deserts. This place has a separate room…yes a room only for deserts:P Variety of deserts are displayed,You gota go there and then make your choice. Once done,they serve it with a great combination of sauce/nuts. The way it is served/presented is a treat for the eyes and makes it all the more tempting.

I’ve always ended up making Halwa’s, Jamuns,pastries or Kheer for deserts.I had enough carrots at home, used a few of them for making Pulao and the rest for making Carrot milk or call it Carrot kheer….its a rich,tasty and a perfect drink!

As a kid, I hated carrots. Somehow the concept of eating raw vegetables never appealed to me. I know eating raw veggies such as Raddish,Beetroot,Cabbage etc are healthy, but I am not a great fan of it!


Carrot – 6
Cardamom powder – a pinch
Milk – 3 cups
Sugar – ¾ cup(increase it as per ur taste)
Cashew Powder – 2tbsp(Plain Cashews coarsely grounded)
Cream – ½ cup

Method :-

1.Peel the carrots ,pressure cook/boil them in water until soft and grind to a fine paste.
2.Bring milk to boil,add the carrot paste,sugar and cardamom powder.
3. Add Cashewnut powder & allow it to boil for about 8-10mins, stirring it occasionally.
4. The milk would thicken a li’l,add the cream and switch of the flame.
Serve it hot/cold.

Personally I like it cold. You can also add chopped Pistachios/Almond or even Kesar.P has a very sweet tooth,so I always make it extra sweet.You can increase/decrease based on your liking.

This will be definetly loved by kids,hence sending this one for Preety's Cooking for Kids(milk/milk products) originally started by Sharmi from Neivedyam

This goes to Varsha's Recipes for the rest of us - Desert event originaly started by Ramki of One Page cookbook.


Mahimaa's kitchen January 13, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

wow kheer looks great. lovely pic.

Pavithra Kodical January 13, 2009 at 6:47 PM  

I love this kheer..I never tried adding cream..will try next time..

Cham January 13, 2009 at 10:12 PM  

What a pretty peach color, delicious!

Nithya Praveen January 13, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

Thanks Mahimaa and Pavithra!

Priti January 14, 2009 at 1:20 AM  

Carrot kheer looks gud...I never tried this one though..shall try sometime..Wish you Happy Sankranti dear

Chitra - spicelover January 14, 2009 at 2:23 AM  

looks yum!!realy mouthwatering!!will try this:)

RAKS KITCHEN January 14, 2009 at 2:46 AM  

Looks so filling and cool colour!

Sunshinemom January 14, 2009 at 6:22 AM  

I love this kheer too, Nithya! The color itself calls out to slurp it up!

Asha January 14, 2009 at 8:24 AM  

Beautiful color, happy Pongal! :))

Nithya Praveen January 14, 2009 at 10:18 AM  

Thanks Cham,Priti,Sunshinemom,Asha & Rajeshwari.Happy Pongal/Sankranthi to all.

Alka January 14, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

This looks awesome ,sounds different from regular sevaiyaan or sago kheer

Nithya Praveen January 14, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

Thanks Chitra and Alka!

Keerthana January 14, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

kheer looks delicious and easy to make. happy Pongal to u!

anudivya January 14, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

The kheer has such a lovely peachy color. Love it.

Indhu January 14, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

Thank you for visiting my site.
delcious kheer and the picture looks lovely. loved your scandinavian cookies :)

Nithya Praveen January 15, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

Thanks for the comments Anudivya,Keerthana and Indhu.Appreciate it.

Suma Rajesh January 15, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

ur kheer looks tempting and have a nice peace drooling now..

Nithya Praveen January 15, 2009 at 9:32 PM  

Thanks for the comments Suma.

Preety January 24, 2009 at 12:05 AM  

the kheer looks perfect i always make carrot halwa as a dessert with carrot, will give this a try too..

Preety January 24, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

hey you can send this for cooking for kids event if you want

Sophie January 27, 2009 at 2:43 PM  

I used to love carrot juice as a kiddo, I didn't eat many raw veggies either, but I think I would've liked this :).

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