Foxtail Millet (thinai) carrot kheer /payasam – easy dessert recipes

        Millet has become a regular thing at my place. I use millet in my cooking once or sometimes twice a week. Just to make our dinner more interesting, I have been trying to be more creative about using this ingredient in our diet. One of them isdhoklawhich I posted yesterday. Other than diet , I have used it in place of rice with some delicious side dish. I have made payasam with foxtail millet several times by now. A few days back when I was browsing through a catering menu , I came across a dish called rice gajar in the dessert section. I tried searching in the internet whether such a dish exists though by the name I had guessed what it is going to be. And yes, rice gajar dessert was there in several websites. But anyways, I had decided that I would be adding carrots to my regular thinai payasam. It was really delicious and we really enjoyed it. I had made it for a group prayer and this was highly appreciated.


See Carrot halwa recipe here.

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Foxtail Millet (thinai) carrot kheer /payasam - easy dessert recipes Yum
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup millet Foxtail
  • 1 / Gajarcarrot - grated
  • 1/4 cup nuts Mixed - (I used cashews,almonds and pistachios)
  • 1/4 cup Chironji/charoli
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 cups Milk - (boiled)
  • 1 cup Sugar
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup millet Foxtail
  • 1 / Gajarcarrot - grated
  • 1/4 cup nuts Mixed - (I used cashews,almonds and pistachios)
  • 1/4 cup Chironji/charoli
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 4 cups Milk - (boiled)
  • 1 cup Sugar
Instructions
  1. Wash the millet. Drain the water and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan.
  3. Add the nuts and chironji and fry till it is golden brown.
  4. Add the grated carrot and saute for 5-7 minutes till its raw smell disappears and it is partially.
  5. Add the washed millet and mix well.
  6. Add around 1.5 glass of water and allow the thinai to cook till soft.
  7. After it is cooked ,add the sugar and mix well.
  8. Pour the boiled milk and mix.
  9. Now keep stirring with a spoon till the kheer /payasam thickens.
  10. This should take around 10 minutes.
  11. Serve warm or chilled.
Recipe Notes

Notes-

1. You can make the same payasam without the carrot too.

2. You can add saffron,cardamom powder or even milk masala to make it more flavourful.

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2 Comments

  1. such a creamy and healthy dessert.Looks inviting

     
  2. Sowmya Sundararajan

    That’s a creative thing with millet. Good show Sowmya.

     

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