Welcome Winters with A Delicious Carrot Pudding

Jun 12, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Summary

Who doesn't love dessert? Welcome winter with this scrumptious and healthy carrot pudding.

Highlights

  • Carrots are great for us as they balance both the vata and kapha.
  • Enjoy winters with this delicious carrot pudding.

Winter is almost upon us and in every Indian household, the onset of winter means one thing – lots and lots of gajar ka halwa. And apart from the taste, there are plenty of reasons for us to indulge in this dessert.

  • Carrots balance both the vata and kapha doshas.
  • They have an Ushna (hot) potency that helps keep you warm in the winters.
  • They strengthen the cardiac muscles, help with Irritable bowel syndrome, boost ojas (immunity), and a number of other benefits.

Here is our healthy and Ayurvedic spin on this classic winter dessert – Carrot Pudding.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 6 cups milk
  • ¾ cup sugar or ½ cup honey
  • ½ tsp elaichi (cardamom)
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 cup nuts- kaju (cashews), badam (almonds), pista (pistachios)

Method

  • Take a pan with a thick and heavy bottom.
  • Put 1 tbsp of ghee and let it heat.
  • Ensure the carrots are finely grated and add them to the hot ghee. Sauté for 8-10 minutes, until the carrot becomes soft.
  • Add the milk and let the mixture come to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Lower the heat, and let the mixture simmer for 45-60 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
  • Once the mixture has thickened, add the sugar/honey and allow it to cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Add the cream and powdered cardamom. Cook for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Finely chop the nuts.
  • Take a small pan and heat the remaining 2 tbsp of ghee.
  • Add the nuts to the ghee and sauté till they turn golden brown.
  • Garnish the pudding with the nuts and serve warm.

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