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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Spiced-up Carrot Sago Pudding | Cooking With Kin #1#

As you all know, I announced the first food series on Edible Entertainment a few days back. I initially wanted to call it People's Choice Cooking. [I plan to cook with many people after exams! ;)] But I'm glad I settled for CWK - Cooking With Kin. I consider all us bloggers (and anybody interested in cooking) to be one big foodie-family! :-) Together, we're gonna give birth to many exciting recipes! (That was lame! Sorry! :P)
So, my first guest is this amazing Food Blogger, who has been a source of inspiration for all us amateur bloggers! :-) One can spend hours just ogling at her food photographs. I still wouldn't forget "improve the font or nobody's gonna read it!" email she sent me. :-) It was the first constructive advice anybody had ever given me and boy! did I cash in on that! :-D She is one multifaceted lady; what with her job, the kids, the blog AND the herculean task of hosting so many events! She is the founder of the very popular Blog Hop Wednesdays & Let's Cook Series.  - Yes folks, its Radhika, from Tickling Palates!!! *Drumrolls

I'm really honored to feature her recipe here today. Over to you, Radhi :-)
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When Kavi asked me to do a guest post in her space, I was so delighted, as the name she had given to this series was “Cooking with Kin”. It is always nice to do something special for your friends.

 
I had this kheer at my SIL’s place when I went to visit my In-Laws during Pongal last month. She had seen this in some TV show and it tasted awesome. So I chose to do the kheer my way keeping the basic spicing up part as it is. It came out very well and the kids kept asking for more. Now off to the recipe...
Spiced up Carrot Sago Kheer
You’ll need:
Grated Carrot – ¼ cup
Sago – ¼ cup
Milk – 1 ltr
Sugar – ½ to ¾ cup
Water – ½ cup
Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 3 tbsp
Cinnamon – less than ¼ inch stick (optional)
Clove – 1
Cardamom – 1
Method:
Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan. Add broken cashew nuts and roast till they are golden brown in color. Drain and keep aside.

In the same pan add the remaining ghee and add the clove and cinnamon. Sauté for a few seconds. Add the sago and sauté over low flame till they start puffing up.

Now add the water and bring it to a boil. Simmer the flame and continue to cook for 7-10 min stirring in between till the sago is completely cooked. Add more warm water if you find it becoming dry. Find and discard the clove and cinnamon.

Pour the milk and the grated carrot and continue to cook for 10-12 min. You will see the milk thickening slightly. 

Add the sugar, powdered cardamom and mix gently. Simmer for 4-5 mins. Finally mix in roasted cashew nuts. Serve hot or chilled.
Notes:
  • You can see a lovely orange hue from the carrots without adding any saffron.
  • You can also cook the carrots separately. Mash them and add the pulp if you want to quicken the cooking process and save time.
  • You can also use vermicelli in the place of sago.
  • If you want to save more time, reduce the quantity of milk and sugar and add ¼ cup of condensed milk. This will not only thicken the kheer but also lend a good taste.
  • You can add a pinch of cinnamon powder along with the cardamom powder instead of using cinnamon stick in the beginning.
  • Tastes better and great when served chilled

26 comments:

  1. Luscious kheer!! Mom makes a similar one with spices but without carrots..Carrots give a nice, rich color..Lovely guest post!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. Yummy yummy.......nice to have this for lunch after biriyani

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  3. Fantastic start with a kheee kavi.....thanks to radhika for sharing such a fabulos kheer....superb

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  4. The kheer looks delish, Radhika. Wonderful, colourful presentation.

    And thanks a lot for the invitation, Kavi. I would love to contribute to your event and feel really honoured you asked me. Sign me up. :)

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  5. You still remember that girl. Now I can rest peacefully that you will come out with flying colors in your exams. Thanks for having me over and Good luck Kavi. Just Rock okay.

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  6. This looks so good..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  7. The kheer is a good start to the event. Looking forward for many more bloggers and their recipes here. Best wishes for your exams Kavi...
    Love ash.

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  8. Very yummy, a feast for the eyes too, nice color..

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  9. what a delicious pudding...love the vibrant color of the dish :-)

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  10. very tempting pudding !! lovely color !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  11. This a very new recipe to me, would love to try it.

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  12. Such a fantastic variant... you have truly "spiced up" the regular old kheer :)

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  13. hello! how are you?
    your blog looks good :)

    you can download shrek movie font in my website :)

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  14. You know Kavi, what I like the most about you, the zeal to prosper and succeed in your career with an equal passion for your hobby. I find quite a few people who can balance these two together so well. All The Best for your exams; I'm sure you'll crack them. :)
    Now for this post, this is remarkable! The clicks by Radhika are always unrivaled, and then the recipe too is on the same dynamic level...so orangy, so beautiful!! :)

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  15. Thats a lovely start Kavi, I'm sure this must hav spiced you up for ur exams :)
    Lovely pudding Radhi, love those orange color in the Kheer. As usual great clicks n wonderful presentation !!!!!

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  16. New to your blog, loving what I see and read here. Congratulations on this wonderful start to the CWK series. Great pics too!!

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  17. love the colours on that kheer! all the best for ur CA exams & hope u pass with flying colours :)

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  18. I never had a dish like this before! I love carrots and it looks delicious! Would love to try it.

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  19. oh..this looks so delicious, rich and flavourful yet healthy

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  20. yummmm ! the kheer looks heavenly radhika- nice post and kavi fine efforts to bring the foodies under one roof

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  21. Looks so attractive & delicious ! Slurp Slurp :)))

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  22. I dig healthy desserts. And this one is pretty simple to make.

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