Saturday, February 12, 2011

Carrot Almond Kheer / Pudding

I am very fond of Carrot Halwa. I used to make that a lot as dessert for company. I once saw a recipe for Carrot payasam in some Indian Cook book (don't remember which one). I started making that because it is quicker than Halwa. Once I added some left over blanched almonds and that is how I make this dessert now. The nuttiness of almonds give it a nice aroma and thickens the kheer very easily. You can skip using condensed milk and use milk and sugar instead. That will yield a thinner version of this, which can be served in tall glasses similar to milk shake or smoothie.

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Carrot - 6 medium peeled and cut into 1" chunks
Almonds - 1/2 cup (I used whole, but if you don't like the skin, blanch, remove skin and then use it)
Water - 2 - 2 1/2 cups (You can use milk instead)
Condensed milk - 1 can
Cardamom - 5 pods crushed
Slice almonds - few for garnish (optional)

In a saucepan, take the chopped carrots, almonds (whole or blanched). Pour enough water to cover the whole carrots. I used about 1 1/2 cups. Boil it till carrots are fork tender. If the water has evaporated, add some more. Turn off the heat and let cool a bit. Take entire saucepan contents in a blender/mixie. Add crushed cardamom pods to the blender and make a puree. You can use some water or milk to aid the machine. When pureed, pour it back into the saucepan. Add condensed milk and keep on very low flame and keep stirring frequently. When it comes to a simmer, turn it off. Garnish with some sliced almonds if desired. Serve hot or cold.
This one is a bit on the sweet side. You can thin it down a bit by adding about a cup of milk which in turn reduces the sugar concentration. By the time I got to eat it, the entire pot was almost gone so I didn't adjust anything. I used organic carrots which are very sweet to begin with. That could be the reason for this being a bit on the sweeter side. Other way of doing this without compromising on the thickness is by increasing the carrots to about 8 and adding 1/2 a cup of milk along with 1 can of sweetened condensed milk can. Don't alter the almond amount.

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  1. lovely khee......yummy ur pictures.......

  2. love this kheer..and healthy too..lovely colour..looks yumm..

  3. Lovely Kheer.....gr8 clicks
    Gr8 combination of carrot and almond.. since even i like gajar ka halwa a lot..will def try this recipe :)))
    Nice presentation...the kheer is looking so tempting.....
    Best Wishes

  4. The dish sounds yummy and looks wonderful .... your photography is just super ... I like the way you have created dimension and depth in the photograph just by placing the other spoon facing the opposite direction.... brilliant...

  5. Yummy kheer Champa!!! Even I make this often :)

  6. Thats a rich and great looking kheer,tempting!

  7. Kheer is looking so delicious . Nice clicks too

    Cook Healthy

  8. Great Clicks. Tasty and healthy

  9. Nice one - Chuckled at your comment on my page - Except this recipe calls for no buerre and is actually healthy as desserts go :)

  10. Beautiful clicks! loving the carrot kheer!

  11. I agree that the almonds lend a distinct flavor to the kheer..It is a regular at home for us FIL loves it!

  12. Lovely combo with almond and carrot...
    Creamy and delicious!!

  13. Beautiful setting Champa..I love carrot halwa, though I am yet to make a kheer on its own..

  14. thats a good combo....makes a yummy kheer!..


  15. Colorful,delicious looking and healthy kheer.

  16. Yummy yumm.. Carrots, almonds & condensed milk - all my favorite ingredients. Will have to try your version of the kheer soon.

  17. Wow, looks so rich and creamy...Once I made carrot kheer..years ago' ended up totally disastrous!! Ever since never tried the same:( Am gonna follow ur recipe soon...

  18. Friendly dessert & can be done anytime with less effort. Nice pics too

  19. Wow simply superb.. Can I have some?:)

  20. yummylicious..Love almonds...Sure , I'll try dear...loved the bowls as well

  21. The kheer looks and tastes divine, I know. :) My guests all are wooed by this at my home. We grind the carrots along with the almonds, raisins and cashews with the whole milk. It attains a rich consistency even with out the condensed milk.


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