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Carrot kheer

Kheer is a traditional dessert dish in India and it has different names such as payasam, payesh, etc. It is generally made during festival times and all special occasions. Kheer is a must in marriages or any feast. Milk is the base for any kheer which is reduced and cooked with the main ingredient. When you say kheer, it always reminds you of Rice Kheer which is the most popular among kheers. But kheer can also be made with many other ingredients and carrot is one among them. Carrot Kheer is very easy to make and the color of the kheer itself is so tempting and appealing. I made this Kheer for Navratri festival and it came out so good. Enjoy this kheer and let me know your comments.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Yield: 10 servings


  • Big carrots – 4
  • Milk -5 and 1/2 cups ( I used 2% milk)
  • Evaporated milk – 1 can (12 oz or 350 ml)
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup (adjust to taste)
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Saffron – a few strands
  • Cashew nuts –  3 tbsp
  • Sliced or slivered almonds – 1 tbsp (for garnishing)
  • Chironji (sara paruppu) – 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Ghee or clarified butter – 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

  • Soak 2 tbsp of cashew nut in milk for a minimum of half an hour and soak chironji (sara paruppu) in hot water for half an hour.
  • Peel carrots, roughly cut into big pieces and pressure cook with a cup of milk for 5 to 6 whistles.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste.

  • Add all the milk to a container and bring it to a boil. Reduce the flame and let it boil until it reduces to 3/4th of the quantity. Stir in between.
  • Add evaporated milk and allow it boil and then add saffron. Let it cook in low flame.
  • Grind soaked cashew nut and add it to the milk.
  • Slowly add sugar little at a time and mix well. Leave it for 15 minutes over medium heat stirring continuously.
  • Add ground carrot to the milk slowly. Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until it becomes a little thick.
  • In between, remove the skin of chironji and keep it aside.
  • Add chironji and ground cardamom, turn off stove and let it cool. Kheer is ready.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add a tbsp of broken cashew nut and almonds. Fry till golden brown and add it to the kheer.
  • You can also add raisins if you like.

🙂 Serve chill.


  1. Wow! A different sweet, Nithu. Looks lovely with the orange color of the carrots. Great use of carrots! 🙂

  2. Great recipe, great color. You had patience to reduce the milk. I use evaporated milk instead. A great taste that is too addictive. I have to try adding almonds next time I make this. Thanks for shairng your recipe.

  3. wow..carrot kheer..sounds yummy and delicious…nice color and healthy too..will try…

  4. Nithu..carrot kheer looks so delicious. no doubt your husband loved it.

  5. Looks delish! My husband also does not like sweets, where as I am very fond of it.

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  7. kheer looks yummy… will try sometime… you have a great blog…

  8. This seems really different, Nithu, I will try it if I have “a lot of carrots sleeping in the refrigerator”! 🙂

  9. Looks really delicious. I love sweets you can invite me any time when you make sweets

  10. Hi Kalai, Thanks for your comments.

    Hi Mythreyee, as you said, we definitely need patience to reduce the milk. May be i will try with evaporated milk the next time. Thanks for ur comments.

    Hi Dhivya, Thanks for ur time and comments.

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    Hi sagari, Thanks for ur time and award. Really a surprise!!!

    Hi Sandhya, Thanks for ur comments.

    Hi sra, that’s a gud one. Thanks.

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  11. Ooooh, I love this! Carrot sweets are so good! It looks perfect 🙂

  12. Will love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Hey, i tried Carrot kheer and it came out very well. I just had a very small cup because my husband & my mom had it all …he he. Thank you for posting good ones, keep going!

  15. Thank you for the awesome recepie! It was easy to cook and tastes wonderful too 🙂

  16. Thanks for ur comments. Glad u all liked it.

  17. This looks like a delicious way to have carrots. Beautiful pictures too. Very inviting!

  18. Love this kheer..

  19. Like the colour of the kheer and the idea of serving it in a glass rather than bowls.