Thursday, September 6, 2007

Carrot-Almond Cooler

This is a very nutritious, filling drink that my friend Raji makes. It was a tasty way of getting carrots, badam and saffron in her diet during her pregnancy. Since we all enjoyed it as well, I've made this quite often since then ...

CARROT - ALMOND COOLER

Ingredients:

Carrots - 5 to 6, peeled and cut into chunks
Almonds (Badam) - 20, whole, soaked in warm water for an hour and peeled
Milk - 3 cups or more (depending on consistency required)
Sugar - to taste
Saffron strands - few

Method :

1) In a vessel that fits into the pressure cooker, add carrot pieces, peeled almonds, few strands of saffron and 1 cup of milk.

2) Pressure cook this for 2 to 3 whistles until soft and allow to cool.

3) In a blender, grind this carrot-almond mixture with the rest of the milk and required amount of sugar .

4) Chill this and serve.
I am sending this to Meeta's Monthly Mingle : Liquid Dreams
Sreelu, Thank you for suggesting this.

31 comments:

  1. Carrot and Almonds, what's not to like! YUMMY!:))

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  2. Beautiful colour and super combination.

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  3. Never tried making or drinking anything with carrots in it. This looks very good & the pic is beautiful.

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  4. Very nice recipe. The color, texture and i sure taste is wonderful.

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  5. mmmm...looks so inviting, and what a great way to eat carrots! :)

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  6. looks really cool,hey you know what you should send this to meeta for her Mingle this month theme is drinks

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  7. Nice one...I am sure the combination rocks :-)

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  8. Asha, yes it makes a good combination.

    Thank you madhu.

    TBC, Cooking the carrots makes them taste mild. Glad you liked the picture.

    Pooja, yes it definitely tastes good too.

    Tee, sure it's a good way of sneaking in carrots. I even use 1% milk.

    Sreelu, thank you so much for suggesting that I send this to Meeta :) I have a tough time keeping track of all the events.

    Sirisha, thank you.

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  9. Interesting! pressure cooking the carrots , almonds with milk!!! i thought I read that wrong!
    Thanx, will try, i have a bag of carrots (baby) sitting inthe fridge for ages!!

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  10. looks delicious! It is so refreshing.
    works well with kaju as well :)

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  11. Looks very interesting and healthy.

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  12. laavanya...this looks delicious and healthy too ..very nice color :)

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  13. I can just imagine how smooth and creamy this is. It's like a dessert all by itself.

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  14. This is a nice recipe, healthy and must be tasting great. I have never seen something like this :)

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  15. carrot kheer with almonds - yummy.

    lakshmi
    The Yum Blog

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  16. like carrot kheer in a glass :-) yummy!!!

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  17. Intresting recipe.
    I have only had just carrot juice alone

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  18. Now thats some combo!! Lovely colour. :)

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  19. New and Healthy combination Laavanya

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  20. That's quite a cooler...looks lovely:)

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  21. this sounds delicious!! I am bookmarking it and trying it out sometime.

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  22. Manasi, You did read it correctly. I pressurecooked them. :) Hope you try it.

    Richa, yes, I think cashews would work well too.

    Thank you Jyothsna.

    Rajitha, i love the colour too.

    True Cynthia, this is more of a dessert drink since it's quite filling.

    Archana, Thank you.

    Lakshmi, yes that is a yummy combo - quite similar to carrot kheer right.

    Happy Cook, This is definitely better than carrot juice :) so ifyou like carrot juice, then you'll love this.

    Thank you Coffee, Rina and Sunita.

    Sharmi, I hope you try it sometime.

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  23. Raaga, yes this is pretty much like carrot kheer.

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  24. Lovely drink! such a pretty colour! Almonds are always welcome for me!

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  25. LOVE this recipe! It looks gorgeous, and I always have carrots on hand. Will try this.

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  26. Carrots and almonds - wow lovely idea!

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  27. How did i miss this Laavanya. Very tight at office. Lovely drink. Viji

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  29. Hi Laavanya,
    I tried your carrot almond drink. It tastes awesome
    and very simple to make too. Thanks for sharing.

    cheers
    rajani

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  31. Rajani, thank you so much for your feedback.. So glad that you enjoyed it. We love it at home too and right you are about how simple it is.

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