November 14, 2012

Carrot Kheer & The BIG News !!

This space has been silent for a while now & its not without a reason. I am a Mommie to a beautiful little Baby Boy. Born on the 29th of September, He is 47 days old to be precise. Sleepless nights & Diaper duties have been the order of the day but Hey, I am not complaining .. I can't be more thrilled at the moment & Life's just Beautiful .. I'll be writing about more my little boy & our journey together in future posts

Deepavali is finally here & This Deepavali is special for us. Its the first Indian festival we celebrate with the little one. Just like every year, Amma made loads of goodies. I wasn't allowed to eat any because I am on a post partum diet with loads of dietary restricitions. Hey, I am not complaining because at the end of the day, its all for my good. Anyways, all i got to drink was a glass  of Carrot Kheer.

Carrot kheer



You Will Need:

  • 1 .5 litres Milk
  • 4 medium sized carrots - peeled & roughly chopped into cubes
  • A handful of almonds
  • Sugar - 5 tbsp or more
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • A few strands of saffron soaked in warm milk

How To:
  • In a pressure cooker, heat about a cup of milk. Add chopped carrots, almonds & pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow it to cool completely. Once cool, drain milk & set aside. Grind cooked carrots & almonds into a smooth paste without adding any water
  • Meanwhile, in a heavy bottomed vessel, boil remaining milk. once it boils, allow it to simmer gently. Add pureed carrots & almonds, sugar & the milk that was set aside after boiling carrots & almonds. Mix gently & simmer on low flame for about 15 mins. Add Cardamom powder before turning off the stove.
  • Add Saffron & mix well. Set aside to cool. Once it comes to room temprature, chill in refrigerator

NOTE:
  • There is no need for you to peel the almonds. It won't make any difference to the colour.
  • This kheer isn't overly sweet so, Increase sweetness as per your taste. The amount of sugar required depends on the sweetness of carrots too






29 comments:

Madhavi said...

Happy Diwali Mommy :)) Congratulations :)

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful congratulations on your little one

Manasi said...

Congratulations, Mommy!
Wishing you and family all happiness!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

congrats and delicious Kheer.TC

Raji said...

Congratulations Deesha..enjoy this precious time with the little one..carrot kheer looks lovely !

LG said...

Congratulations and happy Deepavali :)

M D said...

I kept wondering what kept you away from this space. Missed your posts in your absence. Anyway, that's good to have you back. Loads and Loads of wishes to you guys. The joy of Motherhood is immense and you'll enjoy it more as you watch him grow. Congratulations and take care of your health and your little one. Happy Diwali! Carrot kheer looks delicious!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy your time with your little one!!!
Sowmya
Ongoing Event - CWF - Whole Wheat Flour

APARNARAJESHKUMAR said...

congrats desha and good photography !

Priya M said...

Hi Deepthi... Congrats dear....

Spandana said...

Congrats to the new mommy! Happy Diwali!

PJ said...

Congrats dear and take care of yourself too.And wish you a very happy diwali :)

zareena said...

Congrats dear. Got to know about this through fb. Wish u a happy diwali.

Veena Theagarajan said...

Congrats! and Happy Deepavali!
Hope you are having fun time with the new addition to your family

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Congratulations and Happy Diwali
njoy....

Laavanya said...

Congratulations Deesha! Enjoy mommyhood :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Congrats Deepti!
Welcome to the little-boy's-mommy club. Happy Deepawali to all of you, more so to the little big-boy.Enjoy his infancy for he will be up and running,even before you realise

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Heartiest Congratulations and Happy Diwali Mommy!

chinmayie @ love food eat said...

Congrats! Enjoy your newborn :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy kheer,luks tempting...

Priya said...

Congrats D on ur bundle of joy.

Belated diwali wishes to you and your family.Simply love this delicious kheer.

Recipe world said...

Nice recipe dear..wish you happy motherhood :)

Take care,
Vani

Priya Sreeram said...

Hearty Congrats gal. Wishes to your bundle of joy and I think the carrot kheer is a lovely way to celebrate despite all the dietary restrictions

raaji said...

Happy Diwali Deesha...nice kheer..really mouthwatering

aromaticencounters said...

congrats Deesha! have a wonderful journey ahead...and yes, the kheer looks yummy.

Cheers!!
Rashmi

Debolina said...

Congrats.

Very nice receipe

Rachana said...

Congratulations Mommy!!!

That Carrot kheer looks simply mouthwatering...

Play Angry-Bird Game said...

superb post....
thanks for sharing

Deepthy Anoop said...

Congratulatons Deesha!!Take care