Monday, April 4, 2011

Gajar Kheer / Carrot Kheer & Awards

Gajar Kheer ( Carrot Kheer ) ... A traditional milk and rice dessert with the addition of carrots. It is usually made on special occasions. I have used some leftover Barfi in this recipe, you can replace it with khoya / milk powder. Rich, creamy & delicious!!!

Gajar Kheer ( Carrot Kheer )

* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 45 - 50 minutes
* Serves : 8 - 10

Ingredients :

2 litre milk
200 gm. sugar (or to taste)
125 gm. carrots, peeled and grated ( about 1 cup )
60 gm. rice ( soaked for an hour, drained, dried on kitchen towel & ground )
125 gm. Barfi ( You can substitute it with khoya / dry milk powder, adjust sweetness )
4 -5 green cardamom
20 almonds, finely chopped
20 pistachios, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. kewra water
Almonds & pistachios, sliced for garnishing

Method :

Dissolve rice powder in little milk in a small bowl.
Pour the remaining milk in a pan and bring to a boil.
Once milk is boiled, add sugar, carrots, rice ( dissolved in milk ).
Cook, stirring constantly for around 5 minutes.
On medium flame, cook the mixture ( stirring often and scraping the base & sides of the pan ) till it starts to thicken.
Add barfi, cardamom powder, almonds & pistachios.
Keep on stirring, cook to desired thickness.
Remove from heat, add kewra water.
Pour in bowls and garnish with almonds and pistachios.
Serve chilled.

Sending this recipe to these events Celebrate Sweets - Rice hosted this month by Priya , started by Nivedita

Treat To Eyes - Series 2 , an event by Rumana of Spice Ur Senses

Food Palette Series Pink ,an event by Akheela of Torview

Also sending this along with Green Vegetables Rice

to the event Dish Name Starts with G by Akila of Learning To Cook

I have received these two awards from a multi-talented girl, Priya of Now Serving. She has a wonderful blog. I'm sure you are all familiar with her. Please check out her blog if you haven't already. It is always nice to feel appreciated. Thank you very much Priya that you thought of me.

Here are the rules :

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award to bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

Now 7 things about me:
  1. I have a huge sweet every kind of desserts.
  2. I love to bake, mostly simple cakes & cookies.
  3. I like all the colors but my all time favorite colors are black and pink.
  4. I want to stop living in a fantasy world all the time.
  5. My other interests are sewing & embroidery.
  6. I enjoy solitude, but I'm not anti-social.
  7. I've always wanted to start my own blog. I'm grateful to you for your support & encouragement!
 I gladly pass along these awards to these wonderful blogs I recently came across:

Suja Sugathan at Kitchen Corner-Try It
Rupali at RecipeGrabBag 
CREATIVE MIND at Creative Mind
Jay at Tasty Appetite 
Shireen at Ruchik Randhap
Zareena at My Experiments With Food
Rumana Rawat at Spice Ur Senses

Please check out these lovely blogs! Thanks again Priya!

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. good one & congrats on the awards

  2. OMG! Kheer looks sooooo good!

  3. Wow wat an irresistible kheer..sooo marvellous and delciious..thanks for sending to CS Ambreen.;

  4. Delicious- loved the gorgeous color n presentation!
    US Masala

  5. wow the kheer looks yummy..............

  6. Nice recipe and congrats on the awards :)

  7. Congrats Ambreen , Kheer looks delishhhhh

  8. Congrats dear,wish you many many more..
    Thanks so much for sharing this lovely award, so sweet of you dear:)
    Kheer looks awesome dear,beautiful presentation,looks so inviting:)

  9. wow...carrot kheer looks so delicious...absolutely loved it !I'm still drooling over these pics !

  10. so creamy and delicious carrot kheer !!

  11. Congrats on ur awards dear! Looks so yummy....

  12. Congrats on your awards!
    Kheer looks yummy! Adding rice powder is new to me..shall try sometime for sure!

  13. Kheer looks yummy.. Hey, I have another set of awards waiting for you in my blog. :-)

  14. Congrats dear.. I have few more awards for you in my blog.. please collect it dear when your drop by..

  15. Thank you Mahi. Hope you will try it someday :)

    Thank you Sneha & Sunanda for passing me awards ... that means a lot to me. Will collect these soon :)

  16. That is simply delicious:) and thanks for sending to my event dear:)

  17. thank you for linking Ambreen wonderful combination

  18. simply gorgeous...stunning clicks..
    congrats on your well deserved awards..:)
    thanks for sharing means a lot to me n also a great honour...:)
    Tasty Appetite

  19. Hi Ambreen! Thank you so much for your compliments on my blog and for the lovely award! It's the first award i have received on the blogsphere and im touched :)

  20. Enjoyed going thru ur wonderful recipes ...Look forward to more of ur virtual treats.

  21. Thank you Rumana for visiting & your nice comment.

    Thank you Akheela. Glad you liked it :)

    Thank you Jay for your compliment :)

    Thanks Shireen for visiting. You really deserve the award :)

    Thank you Smita for appreciating my work. So nice of you! Hope to see you around more often :)

  22. Thanks you so much my dear for the award,i always enjoy your recipes & i wish you always did more n more nice job.. :)
    Thanks again for the nice words & award

  23. my all time fav ..looks delicious

  24. Hey Ambreen. Thanks for visiting my blog and following it:) Write me your comments too and I am gonna check your blog out soon>

  25. congratulations on all your awards!! it was so sweet of you to share them with me, thanks!
    the carrot kheer looks super yummy, a feast for the tongue and eyes :)) it was also nice to know more about u.

  26. Thank you Khadija. It was really nice of you to appreciate my posts :)

    Thanks Preety for visiting my blog and joining as a follower :)

    Thank you Familycook for the visit. Will surely check your posts soon:)

    Thanks Rupali so much for your nice words about my recipe. The kheer was really delicious :)

  27. Congrats on the well-deserved awards dear :) Also the kheer looks extremely delicious :)

  28. Hello dear Ambreen,
    Your Carrot Kheer looks so tasty and the garnish looks really nice!Lovely idea!Need to have a spoonful pretty soon;)

    Congrats on your awards - you do have a lovely space here and those are well-deserved!


  29. This looks delicious.. Congrats on the awards...!!!

  30. Thank you Wit,wok & wisdom for visiting and appreciating my efforts. Hope to hear from you again :)

    Thanks Emreen for stopping by & for your nice words :)

  31. Thank you Krithi for visiting & for your nice comment :)


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