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Carrot and Squash/Pumpkin – Kheer/pudding

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About:

Hello friends – hope you all well. I was away for a month on vacation to India. Here am back again and look forward to all your support and motivation.

Today I tried a new combination and this one will most definitely be made again very soon! I’m kind of impressed by this kheer, it’s so simple yet incredibly flavorful and comforting at the same time. I think it would be perfect to serve as a simple dessert.

Health benefits:

Carrots include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, warding off of certain cancers, improving vision, and reducing the signs of premature aging. Furthermore, carrots have the ability to increase the health of your skin, boost the immune system, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular health, detoxify the body, and boost oral health in a variety of ways.  They also provide a well-rounded influx of vitamins and minerals.

Yields-4 to 5 servings
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Carrots-2 medium (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • Pumpkin/squash-200 gms –peeled and diced (half of small sized pumpkin)
  • Semi-skimmed milk-1 cup
  • Milk powder- 1/4 cup (dissolved in 1/4cup milk)
  • Stevia/fruit sugar-2-3 tbsp (adjust as per the sweet desired)
  • Vanilla essence-2-3 tbsp

For servings:

  • Roasted nuts- (cashew, almonds, pistachio)
  • Generous pinch of saffron

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Procedure:

  • Boil carrots, squash/pumpkin in enough water till they are completely cooked.
  • If there is excess water drain and retain for further use and allow it to cool a bit.
  • When the carrots, pumpkin are warm or cooled, blend then adding little water while blending (can use the water drained from cooked carrots and pumpkin)
  • Bring the milk to boil in a heavy bottomed vessel, reduce the heat to medium high and continue to boil milk for another 4-5 minutes

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  • Now add carrot, pumpkin/squash puree, dissolved milk powder, Stevia/fruit sugar mixture and stir well until combined.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 8-10 minutes. (adjust the consistency by adding additional milk)
  • Add vanilla essence mix well and cook for another minutes or two.
  • Garnish with nuts, saffron and serve hot or refrigerate for 3-4 hours and serve chilled.

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Note:

  • Fruit sugar/stevia can be replaced with brown sugar/white sugar or any sweetener of choice.
  • Sweetness can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Vanilla essence can be replaced with any flavours of choice.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 13, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 96 Comments.

  1. This both sounds and looks delicious: -)

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  2. Great post! I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Glad to hear you’re back and apologies for not getting back to you before you left. Welcome home xxx

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  3. Welcome back-hope you have a lovely time back home in India Chitra! We missed you! I started a new web you may have just viewed. Would love to add you to the Food Bloggers List. Would you be interested in joining us? Cheryl

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  4. Welcome back Chitra -hope India was fun!

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  5. Chitra this looks delicious!! I love seeing those saffron threads and really love anything creamy!!

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  6. looks great as usual. vw

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  7. Good looking and good for you too. Double win! Hugs!

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  8. I am going to try this recipe – it looks good. Thank you

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  9. Wow what a wonderful idea! I always love your recipes:)☺☺☺☺

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  10. Missed you dear.. Welcome back.. Good to C u again.. Healthy and tasty kheer

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  11. Looks so awesome.. Love the color 🙂 welcome back Chitra 🙂

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  12. Welcome back, Chitra. I trust your holiday went well

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  13. Welcome back, Chitra. We missed you a lot … 😦

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  14. Love this Chitra. Pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetables to make soup from. I look forward to trying out this recipe in my own kitchen. Let me know if you would like to guest blog for surreyKitchen in the future. Have a wonderful week. Emma xx

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  15. This looks delicious Chitra!

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  16. that is yummyliscioussssssssssssss 🙂

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  17. Welcome back. Hope you had a great time.

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  18. What a pretty pudding Chitra and I like the dish you served it in – perfect color combination 🙂

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  19. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    I missed you. I figured WordPress or Facebook lost your posts. 🙂 I hope your trip was restful and fun.

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  20. Never tried a pumpkin carrot flavoured rice pudding… this looks amazing !

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  21. This looks amazing!! I love your little spoon too 🙂

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  22. Welcome back. I missed your exotic posts. I’ve never used milk powder before in kneer. I wonder if coconut milk powder would work? Thanks Chitra for sharing.~cheers

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  23. Looks delicious can I replace milk powder with almond meal, also instead of skimmed milk coconut milk .. I want to make it dairy free 🙂

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  24. What nuts do you prefer to use? Would pistachios work?

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  25. this is beautiful and sounds delicious!

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  26. Welcome back Chitra!! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing, rejuvenating vacation. This recipe sounds like a great Fall dish.

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  27. This sounds so good and healthy–perfect for fall!

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  28. I’ve been looking for pumpkin recipes outside of my traditional meals I make and this looks gorgeous, great flavors!

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  29. Chitra this looks great and sounds yummy!!

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  30. Never tried this combo before..Sounds interesting..

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  31. Love the combo dear. Looks so delicious and YUMMY!

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