Navratri Special ~ Carrot Kheer


Carrot Kheer is a crowd-pleaser Indian dessert that makes for a special festival food this Navratri. Warm and comforting flavors, visually appealing, rich and sweet, carrot kheer lends a striking dash of orange to the table. A decadent dessert to finish off a festive thali (meal).

Red carrots work best but you can use the orange ones too. I used the orange ones as I could not find the red carrots at my local farmer’s market. Use of whole milk and sweetened condensed milk yields a rich kheer.

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Carrot Kheer

Carrot Kheer Recipe

Cooking Time: 45 mts

Cuisine: North Indian

Serves 6-7 persons

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Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups low fat milk, boil till it reaches 1 1/2 cups

1 cup grated carrot

4 tbsps sugar (adjust)

1/2 tsp cardamom pwd

pinch of saffron, mix with 2 tsps milk

5-6 cashew nuts/almonds, toasted in ghee

10-12 raisins, toasted in ghee

2 tbsps ghee

1 Heat a vessel, add ghee and toast the cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown. Remove from vessel, keep aside.
2 In the same vessel, add the grated carrot and saute for 5-6 mts. Add the boiled milk and simmer for 15-16 mts, stirring once in a while. Add sugar and simmer for another 10-12 mts, stirring once in a while.
3 Add the cardamom pwd, saffron and toasted cashews and almonds. Serve warm or refrigerate until chilled. It tastes good both warm and chilled.

Kitchen Tips:

You can substitute low fat milk with whole milk. Add 1-2 tbsps sweetened condensed milk towards the end of the cooking process for a richer taste.

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Gajar Ki Kheer

Navratri Special ~ Carrot Kheer

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 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  carrot
  •   milk

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Carrot Kheer is a crowd-pleaser Indian dessert that makes for a special festival food this Navratri. Warm and comforting flavors, visually appealing, rich and sweet, carrot kheer lends a striking dash of orange to the table. A decadent dessert to finish off a festive thali (meal).

23 thoughts on “Navratri Special ~ Carrot Kheer

  1. hi madam/sir

    This is Nikhil am hardcore fan of Sailus kitchen because, it was having step by step description with photograph.But now its not well organized am sorry to say this

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