Monday, May 24, 2010

Gaajar Kheer (Carrot Pudding)

Grated Carrots cooked in thickened milk, flavoured with cardamom and saffron and garnished with almonds and pistachios.
An absolute treat for sweet lovers like me. If you like carrot halwa, I bet you can't say no to this. My hubby doesn't like any type of kheer (which is a pleasure for me sometimes), so he just tasted it for my sake and I got the rest of the whole for myself.
Sending this off to Srivalli's Thanda Mela

Serves 4

800 ml full-fat milk
200g carrots, peeled and grated
3-4 tbs sugar
a good pinch of saffron strands
4-5 green cardamom seeds, powdered
8 pistachios, chopped
2 tbsp flaked almonds


Take 2 tbsp of the milk and add saffron to it and set aside.Heat rest of the milk in a wide based pan, stirring constantly so as to make sure the milk doesnot stick at the bottom and burn. Keep the flame on medium. Another way to prevent milk to stick at the bottom is to grease the pan from inside with ghee and then start the whole process.
Keep cooking until it reduces by about one third. It will takes about 20 minutes.
Add the carrots and continue cooking for another 15-25 minutes,until they are soft and the milk is as thick. The consistency of milk and sweetness is a personal choice, so adjust accordingly. Stir in the sugar, the saffron milk and cardamom powder, cook for another 2 minutes and taste for sweetness. Cool and then place in the fridge for 3-4 hours to chill. Take it out of fridge 15 mins before serving. Serve in bowls sprinkled with the chopped pistachios and flaked almonds.


  1. Carrot kheer, my family favourite. Looks awesome.

  2. Looks absolutely delicious. Love the color and healthy too with less sugar.

  3. arree yaar just send it over here...looks too tempting!love it

  4. Love it. Feels like eating now. Must be delicious.

  5. Delicious...for any drooling

  6. Very creamy and delicious looking pudding...nicely presented :)

  7. Lovely pudding, sure must be yum

  8. Wonderful carrot pudding. In case there is a technology to transport such a delicious pudding thru mail , i would have definitely asked for it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. such a pretty the orange hues in it :-)

  10. Love the look of it, sounds delicious :)

  11. OMG..this is such a delicious kheer..

  12. This looks wonderful and so delicious.

  13. pudding that also with carrot sure it taste so good.nice presentation.feel to taste some but what to do..looks delicious and nice pics too

  14. Slurpppp!!tempting bowl of delicious kheer, makes me hungry...

  15. Thank you for the lovely entry


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