Monday, February 9, 2009

Indumathi's Carrot Malai - Carrot Milk Sweet

We are a gang of twelve friends, and we still chirp and cackle together just as we did forty years ago, when we were still about to graduate from the esteemed Maharani’s college for women at Mysore. Luckily most of us have settled down at Bangalore, and we make it a point to meet at least once a month in one of our homes. We have all come a long way crossing the ups and downs in our lives. But this is the time we forget everything, even our families and homes!! We spend the whole day chatting in our favourite ‘ baare’ ‘hoge’ terms (As with most Indian languages, verbs in Kannada can be respectful, neutral or lack any respect! The 3rd category is also reserved for very close friends or small children, and denotes affection!) transforming ourselves into the young and bubbly ‘hudugis’ (girls) of Mysore in spite of our silvery crowns and the other symptoms of age!
Indu had lovingly prepared this sweet dessert when we had gathered at her place, to celebrate the silver jubilee of our friendship. Here is the recipe of Carrot Malai, with three cheers to our friendship!

Carrots – 6 large
Milk - one glass (if you are vegan, you can use Rice or Soy Milk)
Sugar - ½ cup
Almonds – 6
Optionalcardamom powder / essence of your choice - 1/4 tsp 

1. Pressure cook the whole carrots. Allow to cool, then remove the skin and keep aside.
2. Boil milk and allow it to cool.
3. Soak almonds in hot water and remove the skin.
4. Blend carrot, milk and sugar in a mixer until smooth and creamy.
5. Pour into a dessert bowl and chill.
6. Garnish with the blanched and chopped almonds.
You may add a pinch of cardamom powder, or any essence of your choice, while blending. However, I prefer the fresh and the intrinsic flavour of carrots and milk without any additives.
Enjoy the cool and creamy carrot malai after a hard day's work!

This orange coloured dish goes off to FIC Orange that Sunshinemom’s of Tongueticklers started, and is currently hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen

19 Post your Comments:

Lakshmi said...

Carrot Malai..will try this soon. Simple,healthy and colorful!

S.R.Ramachandran said...

very tasty dish with pleasing colour. appa

YOSEE said...

Easier than carrot halwa ! Thanks, Indumathi.

jayasree said...

Chitramma, thats one wonderful,delicious dessert. Easy to put together comapared to carrot kheer/halwa.

Jayashree said...

It is wonderful that you still get together with your friends after so many years. Long live your friendship.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow wat a colour, love the simplicity of this sweet:)

Raks said...

Looks so cool and filling:) Nice colour!!

ಮುತ್ತುಮಣಿ said...


Delicious blog and the carrot malai too! Hope I am not 'kabab me haddi'

Just could not resist!

Pavithra Kodical said...

I love carrot milk..My aunt used to make this..Easy and tasty :)

Finla said...

It looks creamy delicious.

Cham said...

What a beautiful color! Lovely sweet

bee said...

that looks gloriously appetising.what a wonderful post!!!

Dibs said...

Thanks everybody :-)

...and Muttu - most welcome to our blog! Join the gang!

Asha said...

Dibs, carrot malai looks delicious, colorful and nutritious. Good one! :)

Chitra said...

eazy one..nice color..will sure try it out:)

Suganya said...

This is a very nice recipe. Love it so much. My mom also make this but with some more milk....YUM! YUM!

Manju said...

came here seeing your tip on tearing cilantro leves with hands on "Chef's tip' first time here..nice blog..perfect entry for FIC:Orange.

ಮುತ್ತುಮಣಿ said...

hah! a delicious welcome I suppose!

From now on I am going to say only one thing - delicious, delicious and delicious!

looking forward to more reci.. err 'deliciouses'...

Varsha Vipins said... yummy n wat a color..:)
Guess this is my first time here..u have a lovely space..:)