Aug 26, 2008

Carrot Payasam and awards!!

Last week was a busy week because of Varalakshmi viratham, aavani avittam and Gayathri japam. I had to make different payasams for these three days. I made this carrot payasam on saturday. Here is the recipe I followed to make this payasam.

  1. Carrot - 2
  2. Milk - 3 cups
  3. Water 1 cup
  4. Sugar - 2 cups
  5. cardamom powder - a pinch
  6. Pacha karpooram - a pinch
  7. Cashew - for garnishing
  8. Ghee - 1/2 tsp
Peel off the skin and microwave carrots for 4 to 6 mts. Let it cool and grind it finely. Just put this carrot paste in a pressure cooker, add milk and water and pressure cook in a low flame upto 2 whistles. By doing this, carrots will be fully cooked. We can even cook mashed carrots on stove top without pressure cooking. After pressure is released, open the pressure cooker, add sugar, cardamom powder, and pacha karpooram to it and let it cook for another 5 mts. under low flame. Pre heat ghee, fry cashews to golden brown. Add it to payasam. Serve it hot or cold.

Srilekha and Dershana has passed me this Wylde Woman Award. Thanks Srilekha and Dershana.

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To send love and acknowledgment to men and women, who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. It's been a blessing and an inspiration to meet all of you through your wonderful blogs.

I would like to pass this award to Sangeeta, Suganthi, Crissy, Kitchen Flavours, Gayathri Nidhi and Bhawana.

Again crissy has given me this wonderful award of friendship:

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I would like to pass this award to Vanisri, Sangeeta, Uncle Che, Nidhi Dershana and Bhawana


Indian Khana said...

Carrot payasam...this is real interesting..never thought of carrot payasam...great idea...

Crissy said...

Hi friend! Thanks for this award. Blogging is really an interesting stuff in making friends, learning and sharing. Thanks again and keep blogging!♥

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow Thank u for the award dear. Carrot payasam something new to me. Looks yummy. Congratulations for the awards dear. I too passed u this award long back check it out

Dershana said...

Thank you Vidhya. Will post it on my page tommorrow :-)

Congrats on all your awards.

I love carrot paasam too. The difference in mine are the oodles of blanched almonds that I add in.

Nidhi said...

Payasam has got such a lovely color to it. Carrot payasam is new to me. Looks tempting.

Congrats on your awards. Thanks for passing them to me.

Bhawana said...

Thanks di for passing me beautiful awards :).

Dhanya Ganesh said...

First time here. Carrot payasam looks delicious. Will try it soon:).