Friday, September 30, 2011

Sago, Vermicelli & Carrot Kheer for 100000 Page Hits!! ~ Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye?

Yes!! Ruchik Randhap has had over 1 Lakh page views!! Thank you dear readers for making this happen! You, You and You have made it possible! Not only this, I am also glad to note that Ruchik Randhap's readership has increased significantly on Facebook too!!

Life is all about celebrating the little moments that make us happy & living worthwhile, so yes, small milestones like this are what I like to celebrate and what's better than going the typical Indian way & saying "Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye"? (shall we celebrate with some sweets?)


Oh yes, we must! And what's better than starting the upcoming festive season with something sweet and less guilty? (Yeah, according to me sweets are never guilt free). A Kheer or Payasam as it is called in South India is probably a one of the healthier ways of getting your sweet tooth satiated. This particular Kheer has the goodness of Milk, Sago (Tapioca Pearls) & Carrots that create magic with all the flavours they bring in! Toss in some roasted Cashew Nuts & Raisins and you have a yummy desert in a bowl - perfect for royalty!

While you can add as much sweetness to this dish as you desire, I would recommend to go easy on the sugar as in my opinion a Kheer should always be delicately sweet or you won't be able to go beyond a few spoonfuls. This is especially because milk that forms the base of Kheer often tends to leave a strong aftertaste. Also, the Carrots in this Kheer adds to the sweetness anyway as Carrots are naturally sweet. A delicately flavoured Kheer or Payasam is always the perfect way to end a grand meal. 


Sago, Vermicelli & Carrot Kheer
(Printable Recipe)

Serves 4-5
Adapted from: Spice Your Life

You Need:
  • 1/2 litre whole milk
  • 3 tsp Sago/Sabudana/Tapioca Pearls
  • 50gm Vermicelli/Semiya/Sevai
  • 50gm grated Carrots
  • 50-75gm Sugar (or as per taste)
  • 1 cardamom powdered
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 30gm cashewnuts
  • 15gm raisins (kishmish)
Method:
1. Wash & soak the Sago for 1/2 hour. In a pan, cook the Sago with enough water to cover it (about 1 cup)
2. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and roast the nuts to golden and remove. Add the raisins and fry them just until they swell up a bit and remove. Add Vermicelli & roast slightly, remove it & then add the grated carrots to the same ghee and roast it on a slow flame. Keep aside
3. In the same pan, heat the milk & bring it to a boil, simmer until it thickens. Add the cooked Sago along with the water, roasted Semiya and Carrots to the milk and cook till everything is done halfway
4. Add the sugar and simmer for another 10minutes. Add the roasted cashewnuts & raisins, bring the mixture to a boil and switch off the flame.
5. Serve hot (recommended)

Note:
When you cook the Sago, its colour will change from white to translucent and the mixture will look a lot like egg whites.
The Kheer has a tendency to thicken when it cools down, so re-heat it on a very slow flame and add a little warm milk to bring it to the desired consistency before serving.


Sending this to Sameena Prathap's event Diwali Sweet Recipes

34 comments :

  1. Congrats and hugs to Shireen. Keep up the good work and your awesome clicking. Now to kheer, it is so yummmmy and thick and a big slurrrrp should do.

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  2. congrats on such huge page hits. the kheer looks awesome.

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  3. congrats shireen, actually i have a big hand in this happening:)))i myself visit ur blog thousand times...well deserved Shireen and the payasam looks mouth watering..
    charishma

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  4. Que ricas recetas, te seguiré con tu permiso y te invito a mi blog.
    saludos desde Canarias-España.

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  5. My heartiest Congratulations to you dear Shireen...:) Am very proud of you girl!!!

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  6. Congratulations Shireen !! Love your recipes !! Keep it going!

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  7. congrats on this milestone..many more to come...and the kheer looks so yum...awesome pics

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  8. Congrats Shireen on the milestone...I enjoy visiting your blog.Keep up the good work!

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  9. Big CONGRATULATIONS to you! Your blog is so lovely, I'm not surprised by that number :)

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  10. Congratulations Shireen.......& can I please grab one of those bowls......looks so yummy.

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  11. Congratulations Shireen.. Lovely pics!

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  12. Congrats Shireen on Ur milestone.The kheer luks yumm,creamy and colourful.Appetizingly good presentation.Thanks Ruchikranhap.

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  13. Happy Hoots shireen- well done gal; absolutely meetha ho jaaye- neki aur pooch pooch?????

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  14. Congrats Shireen!!!! And this creamy & delectable sweet is perfect for this joyous occasion :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. I agree with you, life is about the little moments. The pictures look quite yummy.

    Congratulations as well! :)

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  16. Congrats dear, its a great milestone and wishing u achieve more success in your space...Perfect pudding to celebrate the occasion, sounds like a great combo, delicious n yummy kheer i must say..

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  17. Congratulations Shireen!! Here is to many many more such milestones! Love the addition of carrot to the kheer. Ive started doing that lately and is my current favorite thing to do :)

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  18. Congratulations for rewards you got. Keep up the good work. Sago vermicelli looks so creamy no doubt it is a perfect sweet for this 100000hit.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  19. Congrats on your achievement,Kheer is the perfect dish to celebrate!

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  20. congratulations shireen... I found ur blog just yest when I was searching for the kuvalo-mutton curry... gonna try it tomorrow... it looks super yummy in the pics... remembering my Roce food.

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  21. Congrats dear on this milestone!!!! May there be many many more................
    Proud of you my dear...Hugs..

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  22. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  23. Congrats.....Keep Rocking...Kheer looks superb...lovely clicks..

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  24. Congrats Shireen, keep rocking...Kheer looks super inviting and rich..

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  25. Congrats for the millestone,..cheer looks yum,perfect for festive season,,

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  26. Hey Shireen,

    Congraturlations on achieving this milestone. I recently bumped into your blog and am hooked on to it. I am from Kundapura and your recipes take my heart away. The way you present each dish is a virtual treat. I host blogs too. Do visit when time permits.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  27. I have been following you since for sometime now and I have come to know you as a great person n a wonderful cook! Looking forward to much much more from you! Congrats n hugs!
    USMasala

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  28. Dear Shireen,

    You have a lovely blog.Many congratulations on achieving this milestone.Love all your recipes.Feel like home here.Keep up the good work.
    Best Regards
    Michelle

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  29. Its first time here..u have a lovely recipes...
    Congratz on ur hits..
    Kheer looks yummylicious...

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  30. Lovely kheer. Appreciated by all at home.
    You are an angel in disguise for all of us.

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  31. Thank you so much Usha :) Glad you & all at home liked it...Angel!! Boy, im honoured & greatly humbled by your appreciation!!

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sago, Vermicelli & Carrot Kheer for 100000 Page Hits!! ~ Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye?

Yes!! Ruchik Randhap has had over 1 Lakh page views!! Thank you dear readers for making this happen! You, You and You have made it possible! Not only this, I am also glad to note that Ruchik Randhap's readership has increased significantly on Facebook too!!

Life is all about celebrating the little moments that make us happy & living worthwhile, so yes, small milestones like this are what I like to celebrate and what's better than going the typical Indian way & saying "Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye"? (shall we celebrate with some sweets?)


Oh yes, we must! And what's better than starting the upcoming festive season with something sweet and less guilty? (Yeah, according to me sweets are never guilt free). A Kheer or Payasam as it is called in South India is probably a one of the healthier ways of getting your sweet tooth satiated. This particular Kheer has the goodness of Milk, Sago (Tapioca Pearls) & Carrots that create magic with all the flavours they bring in! Toss in some roasted Cashew Nuts & Raisins and you have a yummy desert in a bowl - perfect for royalty!

While you can add as much sweetness to this dish as you desire, I would recommend to go easy on the sugar as in my opinion a Kheer should always be delicately sweet or you won't be able to go beyond a few spoonfuls. This is especially because milk that forms the base of Kheer often tends to leave a strong aftertaste. Also, the Carrots in this Kheer adds to the sweetness anyway as Carrots are naturally sweet. A delicately flavoured Kheer or Payasam is always the perfect way to end a grand meal. 


Sago, Vermicelli & Carrot Kheer
(Printable Recipe)

Serves 4-5
Adapted from: Spice Your Life

You Need:
  • 1/2 litre whole milk
  • 3 tsp Sago/Sabudana/Tapioca Pearls
  • 50gm Vermicelli/Semiya/Sevai
  • 50gm grated Carrots
  • 50-75gm Sugar (or as per taste)
  • 1 cardamom powdered
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 30gm cashewnuts
  • 15gm raisins (kishmish)
Method:
1. Wash & soak the Sago for 1/2 hour. In a pan, cook the Sago with enough water to cover it (about 1 cup)
2. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and roast the nuts to golden and remove. Add the raisins and fry them just until they swell up a bit and remove. Add Vermicelli & roast slightly, remove it & then add the grated carrots to the same ghee and roast it on a slow flame. Keep aside
3. In the same pan, heat the milk & bring it to a boil, simmer until it thickens. Add the cooked Sago along with the water, roasted Semiya and Carrots to the milk and cook till everything is done halfway
4. Add the sugar and simmer for another 10minutes. Add the roasted cashewnuts & raisins, bring the mixture to a boil and switch off the flame.
5. Serve hot (recommended)

Note:
When you cook the Sago, its colour will change from white to translucent and the mixture will look a lot like egg whites.
The Kheer has a tendency to thicken when it cools down, so re-heat it on a very slow flame and add a little warm milk to bring it to the desired consistency before serving.


Sending this to Sameena Prathap's event Diwali Sweet Recipes

34 comments :

  1. Congrats and hugs to Shireen. Keep up the good work and your awesome clicking. Now to kheer, it is so yummmmy and thick and a big slurrrrp should do.

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  2. congrats on such huge page hits. the kheer looks awesome.

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  3. congrats shireen, actually i have a big hand in this happening:)))i myself visit ur blog thousand times...well deserved Shireen and the payasam looks mouth watering..
    charishma

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  4. Que ricas recetas, te seguiré con tu permiso y te invito a mi blog.
    saludos desde Canarias-España.

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  5. My heartiest Congratulations to you dear Shireen...:) Am very proud of you girl!!!

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  6. Congratulations Shireen !! Love your recipes !! Keep it going!

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  7. congrats on this milestone..many more to come...and the kheer looks so yum...awesome pics

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  8. Congrats Shireen on the milestone...I enjoy visiting your blog.Keep up the good work!

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  9. Big CONGRATULATIONS to you! Your blog is so lovely, I'm not surprised by that number :)

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  10. Congratulations Shireen.......& can I please grab one of those bowls......looks so yummy.

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  11. Congratulations Shireen.. Lovely pics!

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  12. Congrats Shireen on Ur milestone.The kheer luks yumm,creamy and colourful.Appetizingly good presentation.Thanks Ruchikranhap.

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  13. Happy Hoots shireen- well done gal; absolutely meetha ho jaaye- neki aur pooch pooch?????

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  14. Congrats Shireen!!!! And this creamy & delectable sweet is perfect for this joyous occasion :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. I agree with you, life is about the little moments. The pictures look quite yummy.

    Congratulations as well! :)

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  16. Congrats dear, its a great milestone and wishing u achieve more success in your space...Perfect pudding to celebrate the occasion, sounds like a great combo, delicious n yummy kheer i must say..

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  17. Congratulations Shireen!! Here is to many many more such milestones! Love the addition of carrot to the kheer. Ive started doing that lately and is my current favorite thing to do :)

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  18. Congratulations for rewards you got. Keep up the good work. Sago vermicelli looks so creamy no doubt it is a perfect sweet for this 100000hit.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  19. Congrats on your achievement,Kheer is the perfect dish to celebrate!

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  20. congratulations shireen... I found ur blog just yest when I was searching for the kuvalo-mutton curry... gonna try it tomorrow... it looks super yummy in the pics... remembering my Roce food.

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  21. Congrats dear on this milestone!!!! May there be many many more................
    Proud of you my dear...Hugs..

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  22. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  23. Congrats.....Keep Rocking...Kheer looks superb...lovely clicks..

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  24. Congrats Shireen, keep rocking...Kheer looks super inviting and rich..

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  25. Congrats for the millestone,..cheer looks yum,perfect for festive season,,

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  26. Hey Shireen,

    Congraturlations on achieving this milestone. I recently bumped into your blog and am hooked on to it. I am from Kundapura and your recipes take my heart away. The way you present each dish is a virtual treat. I host blogs too. Do visit when time permits.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  27. I have been following you since for sometime now and I have come to know you as a great person n a wonderful cook! Looking forward to much much more from you! Congrats n hugs!
    USMasala

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  28. Dear Shireen,

    You have a lovely blog.Many congratulations on achieving this milestone.Love all your recipes.Feel like home here.Keep up the good work.
    Best Regards
    Michelle

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  29. Its first time here..u have a lovely recipes...
    Congratz on ur hits..
    Kheer looks yummylicious...

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  30. Lovely kheer. Appreciated by all at home.
    You are an angel in disguise for all of us.

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  31. Thank you so much Usha :) Glad you & all at home liked it...Angel!! Boy, im honoured & greatly humbled by your appreciation!!

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)