Sweet / Dessert


Carrot Kheer or Carrot Payasam, always takes me down the memory lane! As a kid (even now for that matter), i was fussy drinking milk.But amma was very strict and i had to compulsorily have milk in the evenings.Come evening and when i was forced to have milk ,i would simply shake my head in refusal and would search reasons ;” today im tired / im having head ache/ blah blah blah ; pls give me coffee that’l make me fresh”. One fine day, amma got this recipe for magic drink from somewhere and what happened next was unbelievable.She had found a way to make me enjoy drinking milk.She would chill it in fridge and i could never say no to it.Every sip was enjoyed and even the last drop from the cup was licked clean.She was so happy that along with the milk ,nutrients of carrots are going in….

You have to try really hard not to love this dessert. Thick and creamy Carrot Kheer flavoured with cardamoms with right amount of sugar, not too sweet or too bland.The addition of almonds and cashews adds a distinct texture and nutty flavor and pairs up with carrot beautifully.The best part of the payasam is that you need not add much sugar as the carrots aid natural sweetness.You can have this healthy milkshake as much as you like without worrying about your weight.

This is surely one of those quick and easy desserts thatย  you can make for any festivals or when you are short of time, or when your guests are just a few steps away from your home…A must have recipe in your books!So here comes the recipe for yummy carrot kheer ..


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Dessert
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1/2 Litre Milk
  • 3 - 4 nos carrot, Medium Size
  • 3/4 cup Sugar, adjust according to the family taste
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 5 - 6 Cashew
  • 3 - 4 Badam


  • Soak cashew and badam in water for some time. Peel off almonds skin.Keep aside
  • Peel the skin of the carrots and roughly chop it.
  • Pressure cook this by adding 1 cup of milk till 4-5 whistles. Allow it to cool .
  • Grind the carrots along with cashew,badam and sugar in a blender to a smooth paste.
  • Add this paste to the milk,mix well and keep on stove.Keep the flame on low.
  • Bring the milk to boil.Let it boil for 5 mins.Keep stirring.
  • Switch off and add crushed cardamom powder.Mix well .Garnish with saffron strands and more nuts if you want.
  • Serve this delicious Carrot Kheer/Payasam hot, warm or chilled as a dessert and enjoy! I personally prefer to store it in refrigerator for at least 3 hours and serve chilled ๐Ÿ™‚


  • You can saute the carrots in ghee before it is steamed as it enhances the flavor of carrot.
  • I haven't added saffron in the above recipe. If you want you can add. Also if you want you can roasted nuts finally.
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Love ~Smitha

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  • Reply
    Priya Anandakumar
    October 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Love carrot kherr, its my fav… very beautifully made…

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    Sapana Behl
    October 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Delicious carrot payasam , I like that Saree …..

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    Subha Bose
    October 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Wow, healthy and yummy dish.

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    October 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    This is new for me. Tempting presentation.

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    Vidya Chandrahas
    October 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Payasam looks really delicious n nice click.

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    Meena Kumar
    October 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    The payasam looks creamy and delicious and those bowls look really beautiful.

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    Resna Nishad
    October 15, 2013 at 6:43 am

    So lovely…inviting payasam..

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    Eli Z
    October 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Ouu – that looks like a creamy and tasty dish – new to me – but something to try out:-)

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    October 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Ummm… Yummy! What I like about it best is that there is not much addition of sugar so there are no weighty issues, quite a unique thing for a sweet dish. Should try this one out, from your pictures, it looks a true delight ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Asiya Omar
    October 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    What a colour? Looks YUM.Thanks for linking it to WTML Event.

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    October 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Love this carrot kheer…lovely clicks!!!

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    Nivedhanams Sowmya
    November 11, 2013 at 11:25 am

    delicious and very soothing kheer!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes…Sowmya

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    November 21, 2013 at 7:19 am

    OMG that looks absolutely delicious. I am going to try this today. If it works, it is going to be my special dish for our saturday family night.

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    Shey divine
    December 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    delicious looking payasamThank you for linking it to my event

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