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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sago - Carrot Kheer


I have been recently making "prasadams" on a daily basis and that was one of the reasons why I chose "Quick and easy festive sweet dishes" as my theme during this week's blogging marathon. I don't opt for elaborate dishes when going for prasadams and usually keep it simple as this kheer for example. The delicious sago kheer gets better by the addition of sweet, juicy carrots here.
To avoid the starchiness of the sago and to make it quicker, I usually cook the sago in the pressure cooker and throw away the water used to cook it. If you choose to cook it in a pan on stove top do it separately and then add to the carrot.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup sago/ sabudana
1 cup grated carrot
2 cups milk
5 - 6 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 Tbsp ghee
1 Tbsp each - cashews & raisins

Method:
* Heat ghee and toast raisins and cashews. Remove them with a slotted spoon and keep them aside.
* In the same ghee, fry the carrot for a couple of minutes. Then add the milk and keep cooking on low flame until done.
* In the meanwhile, rinse sago. Add 1 to 2 cups of water to it and cook in a pressure cooker.
* Add the cooked sago, sugar and cardamom to the milk mixture when carrot turns softer. Wait until the sugar dissolves and turn off the stove.
* Add the toasted cashews and raisins to the prepared kheer and serve warm.


Comments

23 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Delicious creamy and flavorful kheer

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Bagundhi..maku kooda ee combo chala ishtam. I also throw away the sago water to reduce the starch content.

Chef Mireille said...

delicious looking kheer!

Kalyani said...

superb one, Suma :) I wish my family also eats Sago so I could make this at home too ! Its a yummy twist to the "Sabbakki Payasa" I have eaten.


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Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious kheer..looks yum

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious kheer, feel like grabbing it now :)

Rasi said...

simple & nice one :)

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow wonderful..

vaishali sabnani said...

I am not very fond of sago..but this kheer looks v inviting!

Shobha said...

I make the kheer with sago, but never added anything else to it..will try it next time.

Sravs said...

Awesome kheer !! looks so yummy !!

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PJ said...

Kheer looks very delicious..

Sadaf Afshan said...

My mom makes a similar kheer but instead of carrots she uses grated bottle gourd (lauki). I love carrots in desserts, so this also sounds like a winning combination.

Prathibha said...

Nice n delicious kheer

Srivalli said...

Looks so colourful and pretty!...

Nitha said...

Love kheer anytime..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I am a sucker for Kheer. It looks divine!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

yummy looking kheer..love all the ingredients it has

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Sago and carrot ... must be a lovely combo

rekhas kitchen said...

creamy looking payasam looks yummm.

Rajani S said...

What a delicious payasam! Addition of carrots is totally new to me.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

such a great idea, cooking it in pressure cooker.. looks good!

Archana said...

I love the idea of cooking in the pressure pan. TRhanks