Gajar Kheer Recipe For Krishnashtami

By: Debdatta Mazumder

Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country. On this day, he is not the savior of the world, not the crude politician of the Mahabharata, even not the destroyer of the evil king, Kansa.

On Janmashtami, he is the naughty little kid of your household who is fond of new clothes, sweets and ornaments on his birthday. To offer sweet dish to 'Bal Gopal', try special carrot kheer recipe for Janmashtami this year.

Carrot kheer recipe for Janmashtami is perfect to create the festive mood for the occasion. This is such kind of rich dessert which tastes awesome and everyone will like it a lot.

Also Read: Lord Krishna's Favourite Milk Sweets For Janmashtami

Not only for Janmashtami, but you can make this carrot kheer at occasions like Diwali or Holi or at any other occasions and festival. Carrot kheer is different from traditional 'Gajar ka Halwa'. How to make the special carrot kheer recipe for Janmashtami?

You will need carrot and sugar for carrot kheer recipe for Janmashtami. But, there are some other ingredients also you are going to need for this mouth-watering dessert. Carrot kheer is one of the popular desserts of South India and it is known as Carrot payasam there. Read on to know the carrot kheer recipe for Janmashtami.

carrot kheer recipe for janmashtami

Serves- 4

Preparation Time- 15 minutes

Cooking Time- 30 minutes


1. Carrots- 2 cup (grated)

2. Ghee- 2 tbsp

3. Milk- 3 ¼ cups

4. Sugar- 1 cup

5. Condensed Milk- 2 tbsp

6. Water- ¼ cup

7. Cashew Nuts- 5-6 (broken into pieces)

8. Almonds- 5-6 (broken into pieces)

9. Raisins- 10 (optional)

10. Pistachios- 5-6 (broken into pieces)

11. Saffron- few strands

12. Cardamom Powder- ¼ tsp

Also Read: Dhaniya Panjiri Prasad For Krishna Janmashtami


1. Wash carrots well and peel off it clearly.

2. Now, grate carrots or you can grind it coarsely in food processor.

3. Take a deep bottomed pan and heat ghee over medium flame.

4. Fry all nuts and raisins in ghee and keep those separate.

5. Pour ghee again and heat it a bit. Now, add grated carrots into it and stir continuously for 5 minutes.

6. Now, add milk and let the mixture boil over medium flame.

7. When the mixture starts boiling, add sugar and condensed milk. Mix everything well and let it be cooked over medium low flame for 5-6 minutes. Stir occasionally.

8. When the mixture gets thick, add cardamom powder and put off the flame. Let it come at room temperature.

9. Garnish kheer with saffron strands.

You are ready with special carrot kheer recipe for Janmashtami. While making the dessert, you should take care of adding sugar. Condensed milk is already sweet, so add sugar carefully. Also, don't forget to stir the kheer continuously; otherwise it will burn from bottom and the taste will be ruined. To make it creamier, you can add khoya while adding milk to grated carrots.

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Story first published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 18:00 [IST]
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