Carrot kheer recipe | carrot payasam | gajar ka kheer | carrot sweet recipe

Carrot Cashew Payasam | Carrot Cashew Kheer | Gajar Ka Kheer




Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


Carrot payasam recipe | carrot kheer recipe | Gajar ka kheer | gajar ki kheer | gajarachi kheer | carrot sweet recipe | carrot pudding with detailed step by step photos.

Carrot kheer is a type of Indian carrot pudding. It is a popular dessert served either warm or chilled on special occasions and weddings.

Gajar is a Hindi word for carrot. The term kheer is derived from the Sanskrit word "milk". Generally, the milk pudding is called "kheer" in North India and "Payasam" in South India.

Kheer is nothing but a type of sweet pudding made from boiled milk, sugar, cardamom, and ingredients like vermicelli, rice, fruits like mango, banana, pumpkin, veggies like carrot, beets, bottle gourd, and sago are added to the kheer.

Carrot payasam is a delicious dessert prepared from grated carrots, ghee, full-fat milk, sugar, cardamom, and topped up with saffron, cashew nuts, slivered almonds, golden raisins, and pistachios. It is a rich, flavorful, and creamy Indian carrot dessert which is enjoyed especially during summer.

Carrot kheer is quite easy to prepare. You can also make this kheer using different gadgets such as Kadai/pan, pressure cooker, instant pot, and microwave too.

There are different types of kheer recipes made using vegetables like a carrot (gajar), beetroot, pumpkin, bottle guard, and so on. Today we will see how to make a gajar ki kheer recipe, this version is prepared using a pan which is pretty simple to make and even a beginner can try this dish without much effort. Carrots are rich in Vitamin A and nuts are loaded with protein. It is a nutritious dessert.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer

Apart from carrot payasam, a lot of carrot sweet recipes can be made such as carrot halwa recipe, carrot pudding, carrot burfi recipe, etc. 

Carrot payasam can be made with khoya, condensed milk/milkmaid too. It gives a rich flavor and smooth texture to the kheer. If you don't have it on hand, you can easily replace it with cashew nut or almond paste to get a flavorful and similar creamy texture.

I have also heard some people like to use sago in carrot sabudana kheer to get a similar thicker consistency. Sabudana denotes sago in English and javarishi in Tamil. Sago is made from the milk of tapioca root which is also called tapioca pearls. It is also used in Indian savory items like vada, khichdi, upma, etc.

If you have vermicelli in hand, you can slightly roast it and add it to the carrot vermicelli kheer. I remember trying this carrot semiya payasam sweet at one of my friend's wedding reception a few years back. It was quite different from the plain semiya payasam and tasted yummy.

Further, you can make carrot kheer using jaggery as well. These days many people want to avoid white sugar in their diet. So, instead of sugar, you may use brown sugar, coconut sugar, palm sugar, etc. 

If you prefer "Vegan carrot kheer", you can substitute the dairy milk with almond or cashew nut milk and saute the grated carrots with oil instead of ghee. Checkout the ghee recipe as well.

Moreover, adding saffron is totally optional. I personally like to add Kesar in all my kheer recipes. It gives a beautiful yellowish hue that looks so delightful to the eyes. Further, a pinch of cardamom powder gives a wonderful addition to the kheer.

Check out my other carrot recipes as well, I have given the recipes below for you. Click it to visit the link - Carrot cashew milkshake | carrot salad |  carrot porriyal and Carrot beans curry Alright, now let's get into the kheer recipe!!!


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


Recipe - Carrot Payasam | Carrot Kheer | Gajar Ka Kheer | Carrot pudding


Serves - 4
Cuisine - Indian.
Region - South Indian.
Course - Dessert | Indian Sweets.
Diet - Vegetarian.
Prep time - 5 min | Cook time - 20 min | Total time - 25 min.
Author - Pavithra.

Carrot kheer ingredients:


  1. Grated carrots - 1 cup
  2. Milk - 1 liter/4 cups
  3. Sugar - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  4. Ghee- 2 tbsp
  5. Soaked cashews - 2 tbsp
  6. Cashews/ Kaju - 2 tbsp
  7. Raisins - 2 tbsp
  8. Pistachios - 1 tbsp chopped
  9. Saffron/Kesar - 1 pinch
  10. Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

How to make a carrot kheer?


1. To start with, soak 2 tbsp of cashews in hot water for 15 mins. Additionally, soak a pinch of saffron in a tbsp of water.
2. Wash, trim the ends of carrots, and peel off the skin. Grate it using a shredder and keep it ready.
3. Heat a few tbsp of ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan or Kadai. Fry cashews & raisins and keep it aside.
4. Add a cup of grated carrot in the same pan.
5. Saute until the raw carrot smell leaves off on a low medium flame. Takes around 5 to 8 mins.
6. Switch off the flame once it turns aromatic and shrinks in size. Let it cool down.
7. Take a blender jar, put the carrot, soaked cashews, and 1/4 cup of milk or water.
8. Grind it nicely until it turns into a smooth paste. Scrape the sides in between.
9. Now pour 1 liter of milk in the same pan.
10. Boil the milk on a medium flame. Scrape the side of a pan.
11. Pour the carrot cashew mixture in the boiling milk. Add saffron strands as well.
12. Let it boil and keep stirring on a medium flame. Scrape the sides as well.
13. Add sugar as per your sweet tooth. (Note: Quater cup for a mild sweetness).
14. Mix it well and let it cook until the sugar dissolves in the here. Add a pinch of cardamom powder at this stage.
15. Turn off the flame once it reaches the required consistency.
16. Garnish it with fried cashews and raisins.
17. Here you go... the carrot kheer/carrot payasam is ready to be served as warm or cold. 


Tips:

  • You can easily replace the white sugar with coconut sugar, jaggery, brown sugar, palm sugar, artificial sweetener, etc.
  • If you have a nut allergy, skip the nuts completely.
  • For vegans, you may use coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk to make this recipe.
  • Add sugar at the last stage or after the carrot cashew mixture is cooked well.

How to make carrot kheer with step by step photos:



1. To start with, soak 2 tbsp of cashews in hot water for 15 mins. Additionally, soak a pinch of saffron in a tbsp of water.
2. Wash, trim the ends of carrots, and peel off the skin. Grate it using a shredder and keep it ready.
3. Heat a few tbsp of ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan or Kadai. Fry cashews & raisins and keep it aside.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


4. Add a cup of grated carrot in the same pan.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


5. Saute until the raw carrot smell leaves off on a low medium flame. Takes around 5 to 8 mins.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


6. Switch off the flame once it turns aromatic and shrinks in size. Let it cool down.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


7. Take a blender jar, put the carrot, soaked cashews, and 1/4 cup of milk or water.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


8. Grind it nicely until it turns into a smooth paste. Scrape the sides in between. 


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


9. Now pour 1 liter of milk in the same pan.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


10. Boil the milk on a medium flame. Scrape the side of a pan.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


11. Pour the carrot cashew mixture in the boiling milk. Add saffron strands as well.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


12. Let it boil and keep stirring on a medium flame. Scrape the sides as well.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


13. Add sugar as per your sweet tooth. (Note: Add quater cup for a mild sweetness and half for medium level).


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


14. Mix it well and let it cook until the sugar dissolves in the here. Add a pinch of cardamom powder at this stage.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


15. Turn off the flame once it reaches the required consistency.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


16. Garnish it with fried cashews and raisins.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


17. Here you go... the carrot kheer/carrot payasam is ready to be served as warm or cold.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


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Carrot kheer calories:




(Calories are an estimation only. Please refer to very well for more detailed calorie chart and nutrition facts, etc).

Carrot benefits:


1. Carrots are packed with beta-carotene that converts our body into vitamin A.
2. Vitamin A is needed for good eyesight, immune system, growth and development, absorption of iron.
3. It contains Vitamin B6 which converts the food into energy.
4. It helps with blood pressure control.
5. It contains Vitamin K1 which promotes bone health.
6. It is rich in biotin, potassium.
7. It balances your blood sugar.
8. It helps indigestion.
9. Carrots are great for oral care, healthy skin, and hair.
10. It is low in calorie which helps to maintain body weight.

Milk benefits:


1. Strong and healthy bones.
2. Muscle growth.
3. It helps in weight loss.
4. Great energy booster.
5. Strengthens the immune system.
6. Good for eyesight.
7. Great source of vitamin D and calcium.
8. Healthy teeth,
9. Good for skin and hair.
10. Boosts immune system.

Cashew benefits:


1. Rich in copper.
2. Good for the skin, teeth, and gums.
3. It has omega 3 fatty acids.
4. Rich in dietary fibers which helps to digest food well.
5. It has linoleic and oleic acids which help in getting healthy and shiny hair.
6. Cashew prevents heart disease.
7. It boosts bone and oral health
8. It prevents gallstones.
9. Cashews are cholesterol and sodium-free.
10. It is a great source of Vitamin K and healthy fats.
11. Good source of protein.
12. It provides energy and vitality.
13. Cashews contain selenium.
14. It improves blood.
15. It helps in weight loss.


Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


Pistachios benefits:


1. Pistachios are rich in vitamin B and contain healthy fats.
2. It is high in anti-oxidants and has anti-aging benefits.
3. It helps with digestion.
4. It improves the immune system.
5. It boosts immunity.
6. High in calories and contains a high amount of energy.
7. Good source of potassium, copper, magnesium, phosphorous.
8. High in anti-oxidants.
9. Good for dry skin.
10. It lowers LDL - bad cholesterol and improves HDL - good cholesterol.
11. Prevents heart disease.
12. It is high in beta- carotene.
13. It has a lot of Iron content which is good for people with Iron- deficiency.
14. Rich in fiber which relieves constipation.
15. It contains omega 3 fatty acids which are good for fetal brain development.

Ghee benefits:


1. Ghee is a dairy-based product but it is lactose and casein free. It is pure fat and doesn't contain any carbohydrates.
2. It contains healthy saturated fats. 
3. Ghee is rich in butyric acid
4. It has a high smoke point - 
5. It has high levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and antioxidants
6. It contains fat-soluble Vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E, K
7. Vitamin D helps our body to absorb calcium.
8. It keeps you satiated and helps with weight loss
9. Ghee is considered as a brain tonic in Ayurveda.
10. It helps with digestion.
11. Ghee is good for skin and hair.
12. It strengthens bones and boosts immunity.



Carrot Payasam Recipe | Carrot Kheer Recipe | Gajar Ka Kheer


Saffron benefits:


1. Helps in getting glowing skin
2. powerful antidepressants
3. It helps with weight loss.
4. It improves digestion.
5. It contains anti-oxidants.
6. Treats depression.
7. It boosts memory.
8. Helps with PMS and pain reliever.
9. Healthy heart.
10. Good for digestion.
11. Promotes mental health.
12. Prevents diabetes.
13. It relieves depression and keeps stress at bay.
14. Strengthens the nervous system.

Almonds benefits:


1. Low in glycemic index
2. High in monounsaturated fats
3. Rich in biotin, vitamin B2, copper, Manganese
4. Rich in prosperous and magnesium
5. It is alkaline in nature and helps in reducing the ph levels in the body.
6. It helps in getting strong bones and teeth
7. Prevents tooth decay
8. Reduces in developing the risk of osteoporosis
9. It increases the nutrient absorption
10. It helps in controlling blood sugar
11. It contains healthy fats which help in weight loss
12. Fiber-rich food
13. It prevents from overeating of carbs
14. Great source of Vitamin E and antioxidants
15. Good for skin and hair growth

(*benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).


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  1. AnonymousJuly 17, 2020

    Your expertise in presenting the payasam with excellent write up & pictures has added flavour & colour to it besides the taste.

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