Onam festival specila recipe - carrot payasam 

carrot Kheer / carrot payasam  

carrot payasam - creamy and smooth payasam made ​​with carrots , palm sugar and coconut milk.

Recipe Type : dessert, sweets
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4-5

ingredients for Carrot Kheer / carrot payasam 

3 medium to large carrots , peeled and coarsely chopped
3-4 green cardamom powder and crushed or ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
1 cup coconut milk diluted
1 cup thick coconut milk
½ to ¾ cup shredded or powdered jaggery or as needed (depending on the sweetness of the carrots)
½ cup of water to dissolve the palm sugar powder
a handful of cashew nuts , halved or whole
a handful of raisins
a pinch of rock salt
2 to 3 tablespoons oil or ghee

instructions to make Carrot Kheer

  • Boil carrots in enough water until they are tender and cooked through .
  • jaggery stir in ½ cup water and mix until the palm sugar is dissolved.
  • if there are impurities , and then filter the jaggery solution.
  • when carrots are warm or cooled , mix add ¼ cup water in a blender.
  • Mix the mashed carrots, thin coconut milk , jaggery solution, the salt in a pan or kadai and keep on low heat.
  • Heat gently, stirring from time to time through.
  • do not bring the mixture to a boil.
  • just let it warm up.
  • when you see water floating on top payasam vapors , turn off the heat .
  • Stirr the thick coconut milk .
  • In a small pan , heat the oil or ghee.
  • first add cashews and when they start to change color , add raisins and cardamom powder .
  • low heat , fry cashews until they are golden or light golden and the grapes swell and become golden.
  • Pour all the mixture into the carrot kheer and stir.
  • serve payasam hot or warm or cold carrot.
use coconut milk of good quality if you use store-bought . It is best to make coconut milk homemade from scratch and use in this recipe.
for thin coconut milk store bought coconut milk - dissolve 1 part coconut milk 3 parts water .
if you use cow's milk , then just replace 2 cups of milk and simmer the carrot puree , palm sugar and salt with milk until the mixture thickens slightly payasam .

Also See Vangi Bath Recipe 


  1. good keep it up
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