Carrot kheer recipe


Carrot Kheer recipe, a tasty Indian dessert preparation with carrots, milk and almonds

carrot kheer recipe
carrot kheer

Wishing you all my dear readers a very prosperous, healthy, new year 2016. Stay blessed!

Ringing in the new year on a sweet note with Indian classic dessert, carrot kheer recipe. Simple, easy to make, super delicious carrot pudding preparation that is apt for special occasions like New Year’s and Diwali. Whenever I get hold of Delhi red carrots that are long, tender and juicy, I have to make gajar kheer. These carrots are abundantly available during the winter months and I usually stock up on them to prepare gajar halwa, gajar doodh, kheer and salad.

carrot kheer
carrot pudding

There are a few variations to gajar ki kheer preparation. I have blogged a version in which carrots are grated and simmered in milk and sugar. The carrot kheer recipe that I am posting today calls for sauteing grated carrot in ghee, cooking it in milk and grinding it to a smooth paste. It is creamy textured and has a smooth, flowing consistency. We can adjust the consistency of the kheer according to our preference.

For a rich flavored kheer, go with full fat milk though skimmed milk also serves the purpose. The addition of ground blanched almonds gives a nutty creamy texture to the kheer. Cardamom lends a fragrant, warming aroma to the simmering kheer and the garnished nuts add some crunch.

This beta carotene rich carrot kheer is visually appealing, luscious, creamy and addictive. A perfect celebratory dessert for New Year’s that is indulgent and satisfying.

carrot ki kheer
gajar ki kheer

Learn how to make carrot kheer that’s a gem among kheer recipes

Carrot kheer recipe

  Prepare time:
 Cook:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  carrot
  •   milk

 Ingredients

  •   Red carrots - approx 400 gms, peeled and grated (approx 1 1/2 cups)
  •   Milk - 3 1/4 cups
  •   Water - 1/4 cup
  •   Almonds - 10, soak in hot water for 15 mts and peel
  •   Sugar - 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp
  •   Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  •   Ghee - 1 tbsp
  •   Pistachios or cashewnuts - 6-7
  •   Saffron - few strands, soaked in a tbsp of warm milk (optional)

Method for making Carrot kheer recipe

Heat ghee in a vessel, add grated carrots and saute on low medium flame for 7-8 mts. Add a cup of milk and simmer till the carrots absorb the milk. Turn off flame and cool.
Grind the cooled and cooked carrots, almonds and 1/4 cup water to a smooth paste.
Return this ground mixture to the same cooking vessel the carrots were cooked earlier. Add the remaining milk, mix well and simmer for 3-4 mts.
Add the sugar, cardamom powder and saffron milk and simmer on low to medium flame till the sugar dissolves completely. If you want the kheer to be more liquidy, add more milk.
Turn off flame. Allow to cool down a bit and spoon into serving bowls or glasses. Alternately, you can chill the kheer before serving.

Tips

  •   You can add a tbsp of khoya/mawa OR a tbsp of condensed milk at Step 4 while adding sugar & cardamom powder for a richer flavor
  •   You can adjust the consistency of the kheer by adding more milk.

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Carrot kheer recipe, a tasty, easy Indian dessert preparation made with carrots, milk & almonds for festivals like Diwali,Navratri. How to make carrot kheer
  • Lydia Santhosh Nathan

    Lovely recipe, coincidently I woke up today wanting to make gajar halwa and I did, only in the afternoon did I see your email recipe for gajar kheer, now I really want to try this recipe. Wishing you a very happy new year.

  • http://www.biayakuliah.web.id/ Biaya Kuliah

    thanks for this information