It’s been a year in blogging, yes ! Gkfooddiary turns 1 🙂 I would like to thank all my reader friends, followers and blogger friends who are spending time to read my post, commenting and trying my recipes. I never expected this much encouragement & motivation when I started this blog! GKFoodDiary is more than just a blog to me these days and it’s indeed a part of my life! Again a big thanks to all for appreciating my work that will surely keep me going! I want to celebrate this occasion with a sweet and hence the recipe carrot rice kheer!
Carrot Rice kheer – I tasted this yummy kheer in my neighbors place, this kheer was served as a dessert after a heavy hearty meal. The taste was so good and I asked her for the recipe and tried at home. It turned out quite nice, it’s very easy and simple to make too. She is a good cook and make many Kerala dishes, We used to relish them all!
This carrot rice kheer is ideal for babies from one year as a quick dessert. Do give a try and am sure your little one & the whole family will like it! Now let’s get on to check this carrot rice kheer recipe.
- Rice - 2 tbsp
- Carrot - 2 medium sized
- Brown sugar/palm sugar - ¼ cup + 2 tbsp
- Milk - 2 cups
- Cardamom - 1
- Cashews - 5
- Almonds - 5
- Ghee - 2 tsp
- Raisins - 1 tsp
- Keep all the ingredients ready. Rinse rice well and soak it in water for at least 15 minutes. Soak cashews and almonds for 10 minutes and peel the skin of almonds. Set aside.
- Wash and peel carrots. Cut them into circles. Keep it ready.
- In a mixer grind chopped carrots, soaked cashews & badams and rice together to a slightly coarse paste by adding little water. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, take required amount of milk and add carrot rice paste. Also, add crushed cardamom and mix well. Now cook everything in a low flame for 10 to 12 minutes or until rice gets cooked well and raw smell of carrot leaves.
- Once the rice is cooked, add sugar. Mix well and cook until it becomes thick and kheer consistency is reached. It may take 5 to 7 minutes. In the meantime, ghee fry the raisins and keep it ready.
- Once the kheer is ready, add ghee fried raisins and switch off the flame.
- You could use any sweetener of your choice.
- Always use whole milk to get thick kheer.
- You can make this kheer without rice too.
- Make sure to not to grind carrot rice paste finely, it has to be a coarse paste.
- Skip whole raisins for small babies as they lead to choking hazard.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
- This carrot rice kheer becomes thicker when cooled down. So switch off the flame when it is little thick.