Today is Mahashivaratri. On this auspicious occasion, I wanted to prepare a sweet dish to offer to the Lord. I saw the carrots that I had just bought yesterday and remembered preparing this healthy dessert ages ago. It seemed like a perfect sweet dish for the occasion. Here is my carrot kheer served with devotion to the Lord.
4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk ( I used Milkmaid)
A pinch of cardamom powder
Few cashews and almonds.
For me, this is how much few means 🙂
First chop the carrots roughly. Put them into a cooker.
Add 2 cups of milk to the carrots.Also add the cashews and almonds. Pressure cook them till they are super soft. I pressure cooked them for 3 whistles.
Once cooked, you might find excess milk in the cooker. Save this milk separately for later use. Move the carrot, cashew and almonds to the blender/mixie jar and wait till it reaches room temperature.
Then, make a smooth paste of the carrot, almonds and cashews along with sugar.
In a separate pan or in the same cooker, add 2 cups of milk, the saved excess milk and milkmaid and bring it to boil.
Once it boils, add the carrot paste and remove it from heat. Mix the milk and carrot paste slowly till they blend well.
Add the pinch of cardamom powder(I forgot to add it… Duh!). Mix it once and enjoy the drink!
This drink can be enjoyed hot or chilled!