Thursday, March 8, 2012

Carrot Almond Kheer / gAjAr bAdAmI Kheer

Its It was Woman's day... and its it was holi too... on the whole it was a very colorful day yesterday. Hope all you guys had a blast celebrating. I wanted to get home early and make something pink as a celebration for the day.. Something elegant and colorful was the plan. The second option was making the authentic Thandai. Thanks to the unannounced arrival of tasks, I turned up late and all my plans were doomed. So made this simple yet flavorful kheer which was wiped clean off the glass after our dinner. Haven't dropped the plan of making Thandai and the elegant dish.. Will try them this weekend. ;)

~*What U Need*~
Carrots - 2
Almonds - 6-8
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Saffron threads - a pinch(optional)
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Milk - 3 cups

How I Made it:
Soak the saffron in warm milk for 15 mins. Discard the saffron threads and reserve the milk. You can skip this step if you need a simple kheer. Blanch the almonds in warm water for 10 mins and remove the skin. Pressure cook the carrots for 2 whistles.
Heat milk in a non-stick pan and reduce to 2/3rd of the original quantity(it should be thick but not too thick so 2/3 rd was the right consistency for me). Bring to room temperature.
In a blender, add the carrots and almonds along with some milk, sugar and cardamom powder. Blend till you get a smooth mixture. Now add the remaining milk and saffron milk and blend till smooth. Chill for 2-3 hours.

Serve chilled.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!
Have a great weekend guys!!!

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40 comments:

  1. wow...what a delicious kheer with carrot n almonds...loved it !

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  2. Very yummy kheer, you mixed carrots and badam, delicious..

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  3. delicious!.........and bursting with goodness....carrots,badam and saffron..yum.

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  4. very delicious kheer...nice color

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  5. Healthy and boosting drink.

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    1. awesome and quite new to me... too interesting ...gotta try this


      Heli
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  7. awesome and quite new to me... too interesting ...gotta try this


    Heli
    www.heliscookbook.com

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  8. A very refreshing healthy drink Vimitha.

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  9. Yummy and delicious looking kheer....looks tempting.

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  10. Wish you Happy Holi too dear!! Yummy looking Kheer.

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  11. The kheer looks super creamy and delicious. I also like that you can't see the carrots in it. It's easier to feed people who don't like carrots that way. ;)

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  12. Awesome....

    visit @my blog for my first event in ur free time :-)
    Preeti
    Ongoing Event--Color n Sweet-HOLI FEST
    Preeti's Kitchen Life

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  13. Fantastic amalgamation of almonds with carrots...both so rich in nutrients and thus giving the kheer that vital and healthy kick.
    Add it to the event, my dear.
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  14. U r just awesome.very unique recipes with nice pics.....and this looks really delicious n like inviting...
    Maha

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  15. This sounds to be a healthy drink. Nice recipe. I used to make carrot, almond milkshake but never tried kheer with it. BTW ur apple slad looks so cold and refreshing. YUM!

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  16. One of my favorite kheer, looks so good.

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  17. Kkheer looks awesome. Hope you had a wonderful Holi.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  18. yum yum!.... love the combo! interesting!

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  19. i love this kheer a lot..its a staple at home..infact they make fun of my MIL that she doesn't know anything else but this..looks gr8 vimitha :)
    Ongoing Event: I'm a STAR

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  20. Never tried this one...looks yum....

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  21. A delicious healthy kheer love the combo of almond and carrots!

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  22. very healthy and delicious combo..loved the colour and creamy texture..nice recipe..

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  23. ah..wht a healthy drink!!! Loved the ingredients..Yum..Yum!!!!

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  24. Hi Vimitha,

    Thx for stopping by and lending me to your lovely space :-) Following u too!

    Healthy and creamy drink!

    Cheers!

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