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 that 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 ..