Sunday, April 13, 2014

Carrot ada payasam

Wishing all the Malayalees around the globe a very Happy Vishu !  
This is my Amma’s signature  recipe and she has been  serving this to our guests since a long time.The only modification I have done to this recipe is  replacing one cup of milk with a tin of evaporated  milk, that's just because I had a  tin of evaporated milk which my hubby picked up accidentally long time back when I asked him to  get condensed milk. Anyway it was him who remided me to use it in this payasam. Evaporated milk gave a nice flavour of reduced milk to the payasam and I will definitely be using it for again for this payasam.

Carrots – 3 large or 4 medium
Rice Ada – 100 gm
Boiling water – As required
Milk – 5 cups
Evaporated milk – 1 tin (optional)  Use  one  cup of milk if not using it
Sugar – 1 1/2 cups ( as per your sweetness)
Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
Cashew nuts – 2 tbs
Golden Sultanans – 2 tbs
Ghee – 2 tbs

  • Grate carrot and pressure cook it for 2 whistles adding 2 cups of milk
  • Place 100 gms of Ada in a saucepan and add boiling water to it and cover it for ½ an hour.
  • After 30 minute Ada should be soft, drain the water and keep the ada aside.
  • Meanwhile puree the cooked carrot in a blender and keep it aside.
  • Place evaporated milk, rest of milk( 3 cups)and bring it to boil, add cooked Ada to it and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add Pureed carrot to the Ada and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Cook for another 5 minutes and finally add cardamom powder and remove from fire.
  • Now in a small pan add ghee and roast cashew nuts until lightly brown and sultana until they plump up
  • Add Cashewnuts and sultanas to payasam and stir in.
  • Serve the Payasam warm or chill in fridge and serve cold!!


Hari Chandana said...

Sounds too good.. thanks for the recipe! :)

Rafeeda AR said...

Just thinking of the flavour of the payasam... I love carrot payasam n the ada seems 2 b like a bonus! Awesome idea by ur amma, dear... :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Comforting and colorful looking payesh...I too am making payesh today

Rekha Vengalil said...

Happy Vishu Vinee :-)

Payasam looks delish and very new to me. I am now very curious to know what it taste like so will sure give this a try

Shweta Agrawal said...

oh my love the pics:)
Dont know what the festival is...but happy vishu
And yes the payasam looks creamy and yum:)

Julie said...

loved the color and looks delicious too!!!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

my husband also tries to prove that grocery shopping is not his cup of tea by buying things not in the list or missing out on things listed in the list...chumma number anno enne njan chodikar onde...

Payasam looks adipoli...hope u guys have a wonderful vishu ...

Veena Theagarajan said...

so yummy and creamy kheer

Shibi Thomas said...

Carrot ada prdaman sounds yummy and tempting!!! Did you use the small pal ada or the bigger versin of it in this recipe?

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, looks like most of the husbands in the world do the same thing, mine is also the same. Very rich looks carrot ada payasam..Happy vishu wishes.

Kitchen Boffin said...

wow! this looks incredible..
ur pics are enough to tempt me make it asap! sherikkum vayil vellamoorunnu ;)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

looks so scrumptiously tasty
Tasty Appetite

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

looks divine
Tasty Appetite

Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

Posting a lot of Payasams these days, hmm Vineetha ? ;)

Nice simple recipe as always ! I love your simple presentations, no fuss, no clutter..

BTW, where did you get this board from ? Did you guys all got the same together from somewhere ? Nisha and Suchi have the similar pieces with them.. am soo jealous !