Monday, 30 September 2013

Carrot Kheer Recipe - M.M. Mithaiwala


  • 3 medium to large carrots, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 3-4 green cardamoms, powdered and crushed or ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • ½ to ¾ cup powdered or grated jaggery or as required (depending on the sweetness of the carrots)
  • ½ cup water for dissolving the powdered jaggery
  • a handful of cashews, halved or whole
  • a handful of raisins
  • a pinch of rock salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp oil or ghee
  1. boil the carrots in enough water till they become soft and completely cooked.
  2. stir jaggery in ½ cup water and mix till the jaggery is dissolved.
  3. if there are impurities, then strain the jaggery solution.
  4. when the carrots are warm or cooled, blend them adding ¼ cup water in a blender.
  5. mix the carrot puree, thin coconut milk, jaggery solution, salt in a pot or kadai and keep on low flame.
  6. gently heat through and occasionally stir.
  7. don’t bring the mixture to a boil.
  8. just let it get heated.
  9. when you see steam vapours floating on top above the payasam, switch off the fire.
  10. stir in the thick coconut milk.
  11. in a small pan, heat oil or ghee.
  12. first add the cashews and when they start to change color, add the raisins and cardamom powder.
  13. on a low flame, fry the cashew till they turn light golden or golden and the raisins swell and become golden.
  14. pour this whole mixture into the carrot kheer and stir.
  15. serve the carrot Kheer hot or warm or cold.

Recipe Source: Veg recipes of India
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