Carrots are one of the healthy vegetables and can be served in variety of ways. Both as sweets & savory. It can be eaten both as raw or cooked. It is also well known among kids due to Big Bunny :P Carrots are also rich in anti-oxidant compounds. They are also especially beneficial for eye-sight.
Carrot Kheer is a traditional Pakistani/Indian dessert, made with milk, rice, sugar, dry fruits & saffron. In South India it is called as Payasam. This sweet dish is one of the easiest and quickest dessert. It is one of the way to make ur kids eat vegetables :P What u have to do is to boil milk, add carrots and rice, and cook and cook and u r doneee!! It makes a healthy and delicious dessert because it contains milk & carrots rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, calcium and many other nutrients. It is delectable, creamy dessert. It is essential dessert at many festivals. Kheer is derived from a word that means milk. This kheer is best enjoyed when served chilled.
Its just soo simple. U can have it at festivals like Eid, and for guests at lunch/dinner parties. Here is its detailed recipe:
Carrots 2 big peeled, washed, grated
Rice Flour 1/2 cup
Full Cream Milk 1 1/2 liter
Sugar 1 cup
Green cardamom (Choti Ilaychi) 2-4
Crushed nuts 3-4 tbsp.
Butter 2 tbsp.
Nido Powder 4-5 tbsp.
Procedure:Boil milk in a pan with cardamom powder and then add carrots & rice flour in it. Cook on medium flame until carrots are cooked. It will take appox. 20 - 30 minutes.Stir at intervals.
Then add sugar, nuts & milk powder in it.
Cook for few more minutes. When it thickens slightly, turn the flame off..
Decorate with crushed nuts. Serve cold !! :)