GAJAR KI KHEER (CARROT PUDDING)

GAJAR KI KHEER (CARROT PUDDING)
Carrots as we all know are one of the most used and enjoyed vegetables in the world, partly because they grow easily and are very versatile.

The health benefits of carrots include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, prevention of certain cancers, vision improving, and reducing the signs of premature aging. Also carrots have the ability to increase the health of your skin, boost the immune system, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular health, detoxify the body, and boost oral health in a variety of ways. They are also said to be store houses of variety of vitamins and minerals.
So lets make a dessert from this magical root vegetable.. Not Gajar ka Halwa, but a relatively easy recipe 
GAJAR KI KHEER (CARROT PUDDING)

RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot
  • 4 cups milk (i.e. 1litre)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour(optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder.(Optional. I like the flavour of carrots hence i avoid)

METHOD

  1. Take milk in a thick bottom pan and bring it to boil. From this remove 3 tablespoon milk in a bowl.(This will be used to dissolve rice flour)
  2. Reduce the flame and simmer it stirring occasionally.
  3. Wash, peel and grate the carrot. Steam the grated carrot for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add this steamed carrot to the milk and let it cook till the milk reduces to half of its original quantity.
  5. Add the sugar(& cardamom powder, if using) and simmer until the sugar dissolves completely
  6. Now dissolve the rice flour in 3 tablespoon milk and add to the kheer, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  7. Cook this for another 3 minutes and its done.
  8. Serve warm or chilled .

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