As a kid, I was a picky eater when it came to vegetables. Don’t know why, but I always hated carrots and beetroots. But I used to eat sweets like beetroot halwa, carrot halwa and cartot Payasam. Anything that comes in a sweet/dessert form – its a big Yesss from me. I gradually started liking carrot and beetroot in veggie form as well. Whenever I see beetroot and carrot in fridge, I always have this urge to prepare sweets. Hubby makes sure I am not doing any sweet with those veggies 😦 Though I have prepared this dessert earlier, today being the first day of the tamil month Aadi (Aadi Friday in some places), thought of making this healthy and special payasam for the auspicious day.
Carrot Almond Payasam:
Preparation Time : 5 min | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 4
Recipe Category: Dessert
Carrot – 4 medium peeled and cut into big chunks
Almonds – 1/3 cup (I used whole, but if you don’t like the skin, blanch, remove skin and then use it)
Milk – 3 cup
Condensed milk – 3 tbsp
Sugar -1/3 cup
Cardamom – 2 pods
Almonds – few for garnish
Saffron – few strand (soak them in a tbsp. of milk)
- In a pressure cooker, add carrots, almonds, cardamom and 1 cup of milk, cook for 2-3 whistles and switch off. When it cone to room temperature blend then into fine puree
- In a sauce pan, add carrot puree and remaining milk, let them boil. When it starts boiling, add condensed milk, sugar and soaked saffron. Boil for 5- 10 minutes or till they became thick. Garnish with some sliced almonds if desired. Serve hot or cold
- A saucepan can also be used instead of the pressure cooker. In a saucepan, take the chopped carrots, almonds (whole or blanched). Pour milk and cover. Boil till carrots are fork tender. Turn off the heat and let it cool
- Instead of grinding carrots, you can grate them and add. In that case skip cooking carrots with almonds, directly add carrot to the cooked and ground Almonds
- If you are vegan, use thin coconut milk to cook carrot and almonds and thick coconut milk at the end
- Instead of milk can cook carrot and almonds with water and can add milk while cooking Payasam
- Same procedure can be followed for beetroot payasam
- Same procedure can be followed for any kheer – Walnut, Cashew, Pistachio etc
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This sounds really wonderful. A great summertime dessert.
Thanks Suzanne:) yes totally agree
This looks quite tasty. I like the cardamom and coconut milk.
Thanks:) yes it was flavorful
Yum…was looking something easy to make..shall try…
Lovely Carrot Almond Payasam Vidya 🙂
Delicious carrot payasam I haven’t tried yet. But sure going to try next time.
Thanks Swathi:) Do try and let me know
Love the colour vidya!!and the saffron threads too!!Delicious!!
Love the flavors in this soup – carrots, almonds, condensed milk AND saffron. Yum!
This carrot almond payasam sounds so good!
What a lovely way to get the kids eat sweet which is healthy. Very nice recipe
This is interesting and what’s better is that it’s not a scary color after it’s made. Sometimes colors make it really hard for me to eat something – especially if I’ve not tried it before.
Thanks Jenn:) totally agree sometime after cooking the color makes the food unappetizing. Glad you liked
Woww this is a new way of making payasam n i would like to try it. Thanks for sharing
Thanks Shella:) I am glad that you liked Do try and let me know
Looks and sounds delicious,I like the variety .To be able to use coconut
instead of milk and other nuts is great.
Great post at right time 🙂 All the vrathams are gonna start from next week and I need to make payasams for all vrathams as neivediyam. Got a new recipe now 🙂
Thanks Srividhya:-) Glad that you like it, festive time lots of sweets in coming days. I always have confusion what to cook
🙂 Wow that’s great thanks
Never got on with carrots either – can just tolerate baby carrots. But Rachel adores all things veggie so we will put it in her recipe book
🙂 wow that’s great, thanks:)
OMG the flavor combinations in this are to die for. I love saffron and cardamom. Almonds, milk and sugar??? YUM!
Thanks Amanda:) it was so flavorful
hmmmmm I am not a big fan of carrots , although i like eating them raw.. maybe try this sometimes and test it on a friend he he he 🙂
Thanks:) Sure do try and let me know
Wow I love carrot payasam and this one with almond looks fab….wil give a try and let you know. ..thanx for this wonderful recipe…..
Glad that you like it:) Chitra, Do try with almonds, its rich and healthy
Have never heard about this. Can’t wait to try 🙂
Thanks Charanya:) I am sure it will be vegan version from you. While writing notes I was thinking about you dear
Awww. you are the sweetest ❤
Wow! I had heard a out carrot payasam but not tried so far.. Surely try this easy recipe 🙂 Thanks a lot!
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Wow! I had heard about carrot payasam but not tried so far.. Surely will try this easy recipe 🙂 Thanks a lot!
Thanks Sindhu:) its easy to prepare do try
Another carrot recipe that is tempting me! This sounds delicious Vidya! I was happy you didn’t add beetroots…not brave enough to give that a go yet. 😉
Thanks Lori:)Guess you don’t like beetroot, I can understand. I was like this before:) I never tried beetroot in gruel but beetroot halwa( thick pudding) is good Lori
I love carrot payasam , I make it with cashews and almonds , lovely 🙂
Happy to know that you too like carrot Payasam:)thanks Malar, you grind cashew along with Almonds? nice
Yes Vidya cook and grind both with carrots
Next time I will add cashew and try, thanks for the idea Malar:)
Sure Vidya 🙂
Love the flavour that cardamom adds to a dessert!
Thanks:) yes it makes the dish flavorful