Kheers / Payasam, Sizzling Tastebuds

Javvarisi Carrot Payasam | Sago-Carrot Pudding | Quick Indian Sweets

For now, this Javvarisi – Carrot Payasam won the hearts of the family, was simple enough to make, and satisfies those crazy after-meal sugar cravings (for the midnight cravings, there’s always dark chocolate :D) or even as offering / Naivedyam on a festival / occassion. I also made it without any ghee so that way weight watchers can also indulge in a bit. If you have a mild sweet tooth like us, you might also enjoy this Instant Pot Semiya Payasam (Vermicelli Kheer)

End of the day ,my not-sago-loving-at-all family ended up enjoying a mildly sweet dessert. And I did a happy dance for one more alphabet got ticked off the list 🙂

If you are joining us today for the JTTC Marathon, here’s a list of all that’s dished over the past 9 days:

Ammini kozhukottai

Badam barfi / Badam Katli

Chettinad (vellai)kurma with ghee rice

Dindigul thalapakatti veg biryani

Elimichai Rasam

Foxtail Millet Dosa (Thinai Dosa)

Godhuma Rava Tomato Upma

Hotel Style Tiffin Sambhar

Inji thogayal


Prep time : 10 mins , Cook time : 20 mins , Serves : 4


  • Sago / Sabudana / Javvarisi / Sabbakki – 1/2 cup
  • Carrot – 1 large (or 2 medium) – I used the Red Carrot / Gajar variety
  • Condensed Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Milk (low fat) – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee – 2 TBSP (opt.)
  • Elaichi  / cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp (opt.)
  • Pistachios chopped fine – 1 tsp (for garnish)  – optional



  1. Soak Sabudana pearls in water for 20 mins, Cook with little water + milk till done.
  2. In a non stick pan, saute grated carrots in ghee (or even without that) on a very low flame till its cooked (I didn’t use any ghee for sauteeing)
  3. Add the condensed milk once carrots are cooled and mix well, and switch off the stove.
  4. Once the sabudana pearls are cooked, add to the carrot-condensed milk mixture
  5. Add cardamom if using.
  6. Serve warm or chilled topped with pistachios if using.



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  1. Priya Suresh

    Am in love with this ultimate payasam, wish i get a huge bowl rite now.

  2. Suma Gandlur

    Condensed milk and carrot are lovely additions to any kheer. The former definitely adds richness along with the fabulous taste. Love the consistency and looks of your kheer.

  3. Adding carrot to sago payasam sounds absolutely delicious. Love the lovely color it gave the payasam.

  4. Smruti Ashar

    Wow! I love the addition of carrot to sago payasam! Awesome recipe 🙂

  5. vaishali sabnani

    This looks exactly like the payasam they served us on our flight back from Tokyo, I simply loved it..looks so soothing.

  6. I have made this kheer and know it tastes great…very nice one..

  7. Gayathri Kumar

    This payasam has turned out so colourful with the carrots Kalyani. Awesome dessert…

  8. Amara’s cooking

    Adding carrots is a good idea, it changed the color and I'm sure the kheer tasted delicious. Going to try your version next time.

  9. unique combo. Never adding carrots to sago. Very nice and love the variation.

  10. The Pumpkin Farm

    now i am intrigued about what u cooked twice but never posted…never mind, this carrot addition to sago payasam is just perfect…looks good

  11. cookingwithsapana

    Adding carrots in sago payasam is nice idea.It looks colorful and inviting.

  12. Glad that your family enjoyed it. I love how sago looks, The Taste is somewhat Bland if not handled properly. Looks like you have nailed it!

  13. Nalini's Kitchen

    Addition of carrot gives a nice color to the payasam,looks so delicious and nice pick..

  14. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Love the addition of carrots. Makes the payasam so colorful and attractive.

  15. MySpicyKitchen

    Payasam looks sinfully delicious. I usually do not make paysam that often but made carrot sago payasam once and was yum!!

  16. Didn't try this combo of sago and carrot in a kheer. Sounds interesting

  17. Nice combination Kalyani good way to feed kids carrot looks delicious..

  18. Chef Mireille

    what a great combo of ingredients in this payasam – my kind of sweet

  19. Addition of carrots makes it more healthy and colourful!!

  20. Good choice for J. addition of carrots is interesting..

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