Thursday 19 February 2015

Carrot Badam Kheer

Nuts, i cant survive without them obviously they will always have their important place in my pantry. Even if i ran out of vegetables or fruits, i dont get struck and will definitely dish out delicious nutty dishes. Needless to say cashew nuts and almonds are my life savers. Whenever we go to India i never forget to get few kgs of cashews as cashews are quite expensive here. Since i dont restrict myself when its comes to cashew nuts, its better for me to get them from India.Now you can guess my shopping list especially when we go to India.Coming to today's recipe, its a healthy,definitely super nutty kheer with carrots and badam aka almonds.

Carrot Badam Kheer

This carrot badam kheer can be enjoyed both chilled or warm, an excellent dessert to serve your sudden guests or to make as a special sweet for festival days or else simply to enjoy as a dessert after a meal.Kids will go crazy if you serve this kheer chilled. However i prepared this delicious kheer few days back and my kids enjoyed thoroughly.Am running my third week of blogging marathon with Kid's delight - Colourful dishes hence am sending this healthy and super nutty kheer for this week's theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#49.

carrot badam kheer

2nos Carrots (chopped)
15nos Almonds
1/4cup Chironji/Saara paruppu
4cups Milk
1/2cup Sugar
1tbsp Saffron strands
1/2tsp Cardamom powder

Pressure cook the chopped carrots upto three whistles.

Take the almonds, chironji with enough water separately in a microwave safe bowl,cook for each for a minute in high power and keep aside.

Peel the skin of almonds and chironjis.

Grind the nuts and cooked carrot with enough milk as a smooth paste.

Meanwhile heat the milk in a vessel with saffron strands for few minutes.

Add the sugar,almond-chironji paste,sugar, cardamom powder, heat in simmer for few minutes.

Put off the stove.

Serve warm or chilled.


Suma Gandlur said...

Just love it. You reminded me my mother's kitchen. She makes it regularly:)

great-secret-of-life said...

creamy and tasty kheer.. Very filling too

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

One of my favorite. I often make this for kids to drink in the evenings :) Looks so tempting!

Varada's Kitchen said...

What a beautifully colored kheer. Very appetizing.

Srivalli said...

This kheer looks so yum Priya..

Harini R said...

Love the vibrant color, Priya. This is a regular kheer at home and very popular with my in-laws!

Pavani said...

What an amazing color to that Kheer Priya. It looks so flavorful and delicious.

Jayanthi said...

I love carrot kheer and I add badam too in the kheer. The kheer looks too tempting and I love the bowl in which youve presented.

cookingwithsapana said...

Carrot badam kheer looks so tasty.Drooling here..

vaishali sabnani said...

That's a delicious dessert , would love to sig in.