Carrot Kheer Recipe / Carrot Payasam

Carrot Kheer Recipe

Carrot Kheer is our family favourite including mittu.I have already posted another version of carrot kheer with carrot puree and this is a new version that I am hooked onto for a while now.I love both the versions each one tastes good in its own way but I first started with the first version for mittu as she was reluctant to eat carrots coming in kheer now that she is eating the veggie she likes this version as well.

I was not fully satisfied with these pics but after trying for so long I couldnt satisfy myself so convinced myself saying that its not photogenic hehe yes yes same story as those grapes are sour ;) May be later when I am prepared to click a decent picture will update it for sure :)

Carrot Kheer Recipe

Carrot Payasam Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Carrot - 2 cups grated
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp
Cashew - 8 broken
Saffron - 4 strands
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)


  1. Wash carrots, trim the edges and peel of the skin.Grate it using a grater and then measure it.In a pan add 1/2 tbsp ghee add grated carrot and saute for few mins until it shrinks and raw smell leaves.It may take atleast 7-10mins so keep sauteing in low flame.
    How to make Carrot Kheer - Step1
  2. Now add 1 cup milk and let it to boil in low flame.Simmer and let it cook until carrots are soft.Once carrots are cooked add sugar and cook for 5mins.
    How to make Carrot Kheer - Step2
  3. Cool down for a while and blend it roughly.I used my blender to blend it - This step is purely optional.Now again heat it up and let it cook.Add saffron in a tbsp of warm milk.
    How to make Carrot Kheer - Step3
  4. Add saffron milk, 1/2 cup milk and cardamom powder and let it simmer for a while.Finally when it gets thick add remaining 1/2 cup milk and switch off.
    How to make Carrot Kheer - Step3
  5. In a tadka pan heat ghee add broken cashews and fry till golden brown.Add it to kheer and mix well.
    How to make Carrot Kheer - Step3
I reserved few ghee roasted nuts to sprinkle while eating....It tasted yum! Serve chilled / warm!
Carrot Kheer Recipe

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Carrot Kheer Recipe