Carrot Kheer/ Payasam

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Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by

Carrot Payasam

Kheer/Payasam is a popular milk based pudding popular throughout India. The number of varieties are endless from rice to moong beans and carrots. Carrot Kheer is one of the most popular. Here I used coconut milk, making this more of a South India styled kheer. I did make mine a little thicker than is traditional because that is my preference. I have seen some kheers so thin you can actually drink it, more like a lassi. To me, that is not pudding.

Carrot Kheer

Serves 4
Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons toasted vermicelli
  • 2 tablespoons dessicated coconut
  • 4 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch of saffron threads

Cook carrots in boiling water until tender. Strain and puree.
In a saucepan, dry toast coconut until golden brown and fragrant.
Add vermicelli, coconut milk, milk, raisins and saffron. Bring to a boil.

Add carrot and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.

Carrot Payasam

Popular garnishes include cashews and pistachios, however, I left mine ungarnished.

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Carrot Kheer

Kheer/Payasam is a popular milk based pudding popular throughout India. The number of varieties and this Carrot Kheer is one of the most popular.
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons toasted vermicelli
  • 2 tablespoons dessicated coconut
  • 4 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch of saffron threads

Instructions

  • Cook carrots in boiling water until tender. Strain and puree.
  • In a saucepan, dry toast coconut until golden brown and fragrant.
  • Add vermicelli, coconut milk, milk, raisins and saffron. Bring to a boil.
  • Add carrot and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with cashews and pistacchios

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5194IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg
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