Millet Carrot Kheer recipe with step by step photos . A tasty, healthy and delicious millet carrot payasam with all goodness in one bowl to satiate your hunger and sweet tooth.
Millets are amazing in their nutritional content, it is 3-5 times nutritionally superior than wheat and rice in terms of proteins, vitamins and minerals. It contains important amino acids and are very beneficial for diabetics, obesity and heart diseases. Proso Millet is known as "Baragu" in kannada, "Pani-varagu" in Tamil and "Chena or Chin" in Hindi.
Increasing awareness about millets has also influenced me and has found a place in my pantry too. I have brought all kinds of millets and trying new recipes by replacing rice and wheat with millets. Hoping to share few recipes on Millets soon.
Tried this carrot Kheer payasam recently, as it turned out so good I thought of sharing this recipe here.
As Millets is very good for diabetics because of its GI ,I prepared this sweet dish to make it diabetic friendly. Hence I have used Black jaggery here and called this as Payasa. Though I'm not a payasa lover, still I loved this sweet and definitely I'll be cooking it in future. If you haven't started using millet yet, it's time for you to introduce it in your family. But don't replace rice and wheat with millets completely , everything as its own pros and cons. Use everything in moderation , make wise food choices, cook right and eat healthy.
Prep Time : 10 minutes |Cooking Time: 30 Minutes | Serves:4-5
Proso Millet / Finger Millet :½ Cup
Clean the millets,wash it and soak it for 10 minutes in water.Drain and keep it aside.
Peel carrot,cut it and along with almonds add 2 tbsp of milk and pressure cook for one whistle. Once pressure releases on its own,remove the skin of almonds,and add it along with carrot to a blender and make a puree .
Take a non stick pan/pressure cooker,add 1 Tbsp ghee fry cashews and raisins. Once raisins puffs up,remove it from ghee and reserve it aside.
In the same pan/pressure cooker,add the drained millet and fry on low heat slowly about 8 minutes till you get nice aroma and millet starts changing the colour.Now add the carrot puree and saute till raw smell of carrot goes off.
Add 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of water and close the lid and cook ,till the millets get cooked.Or Else alternatively you can pressure cook it for 1-2 whistles.
Once pressure realesed,add powdered jaggery once it melts,add remaining milk,mix well and allow it to boil.
Once it comes to boil,turn off the heat,add ghee,cardamom powder,chopped pista and fried raisins and cashews.
Serve it hot