Red Milk – the name sounds interesting, right?? The recipe is interesting too…and it is a very healthy one at that, tastes good, looks good, doesnt need too many ingredients and too much of mehnat (efforts)- which is the best part. Again a gainful inheritance from my MIL, which adds variety to my morning breakfasts, and it is a wholesome breakfast too, when served with toasted bread. And when it comes to kids, I guess they will be attracted to the colour & it is a nice way to get in some Vitamin-A into their systems.
The hot sweet milk is quite a delight during cold winter days, when all you want to do is cuddle up in the rajai (blanket) with something (& someone!!) hot, n picking the gaajar with the spoon keeps you occupied for a much longer time than plain milk would. It can also be substituted when you just want to have a very light meal.
The following recipe is for about 2 people i.e., me & my husband.
5 carrots / gaajar – (I dont know how this would turn out with the orange ones, we always
use the red ones avialable in Delhi during winters)
Milk – about 3 glasses.
1 tsp – of oil
Sugar – as per sweetness liked
4/5 pods of cardamom – crushed
You can add any amount of dryfruits you would like to, or leave out all of it.
Scrape & grate the gaajar
In a kadai, add a little oil and add the grated gajar. Saute for about 4/5 minutes, just enough for the carrots to be tender.
Now add the milk, crushed cardamom and sugar.
Allow it to boil, and the reduce the heat, let it simmer & cook till a thick milk.
Garnish with the dry fruits if you wish to.
Serve in individual bowls or glasses with a spoon.