Carrot Almond Kheer/ Carrot, Badam Payasam

Carrot kheer is a very simple dessert which can be prepared quickly. It can be served anytime in a day. It works as cold drink (or milkshake) or hot payasam. It is nutritionally rich and a good food for toddlers. This recipe is with almonds, making it more special and protein rich.

Preparation time – 1 hour (soaking time)
Cooking time- 15 mins
Serves: 4
Carrots – 2 (Large)
Milk – 1 cup
Almonds/ Badam – 15
Sugar – ½ cup (as per taste)
Cashews – 10
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp

  • Soak Almonds in water for an hour. Peel them off and keep aside.
  • Wash, peel carrots and chop them roughly. Cook in a pressure cooker with little water. When done, let it cool.
  • Take almonds and cooked carrot pieces in a mixer jar and grind to smooth paste.
  • Transfer to a vessel. Add a glass of water, sugar and boil well.
  • Add milk and bring to a boil.
  • Dry roast cashews and add to the boiling kheer. Add cardamom powder. Switch of the stove.
  • Serve hot or chilled!


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