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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Aroma From a Guest Kitchen"- (Guest- Vidhya Souresh)- Carrot Kheer

Guest: Vidhya Souresh
Dish: Carrot Kheer
Vidhya is my friend  'V' that I mention in many of my recipes. We spend a good 6-7 years together in Ithaca,NY. In those years...I must have learnt a lot of recipes, techniques from Vidhya and had her delicious food countless times!Oh how I miss those days :( 
When I was pregnant with 'A', Vidhya made this really nutritious and delicious (at the same time)..Carrot kheer for me. She said this kheer was made by her mom when she was little. The Carrot kheer  can be had as a 'warm dessert'/ or cold with a scoop of ice cream or even as a 'drink' for the kids. Either ways.... it tastes "AWESOME!!!
sugar -1cup or little less
cashews-10nos(soaked in milk for 20 min)
sliced almonds-4tbsps(garnishing)
milk-5cups (healthier version)
half & half-1cup & milk 3cups(occasionally.........to jazz up your taste buds)
1/8 tsp -salt.
vanilla ice cream(optional).

-grate the carrots and saute in ghee until raw smell disappears.
-pressure cook the carrots with enough milk and puree the carrots.
-make a syrup with sugar and add the puree.
- cook till the mixture turns transparent.
 -make a coarse paste out of cashews and add to the mixture.
 -pulse the milk in the blender for 2mins(this gives a creamy texture to the milk)and add to the mixture.
  -add half&half, cardamon,salt and saffron.
  -boil it for 10mins.
 -serve warm or cold with a scoop of ice cream.
~ Vidhya

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