Saturday, 26 January 2013

Double Celebrations with Gajar and Phool makhana Kheer ~ Carrots and Foxnuts Rice Pudding !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well" - Mahatma Gandhi

Incredible India........A country like no other ! Celebrating it's Republic Day today on 26th January..Many Indians in India and around the world fills their heart with devoted passion and immense worship for their homeland !!!!!!!!!!

JCO wishes their Indian readers a very happy republic day ! Let's all live in peace and harmony , spread sweetness and togetherness just like Orange carrots, white makhana and green pistachios in this aromatic kheer blend to make a sweet, rich and delicious dessert to celebrate republic day and our daughter's birthday as well .. Happy Birthday Hayley !

Coming to Phool makhana, English word for it is Fox nuts used in south Asian desserts and currys.  . According to Ayurveda makhana tastes sweet, but in my opinion they are just bland, like popcorn..Fox nut is highly nutritious, Crushed and sprinkled on cereals  or puffed roasted with salt, consumed on a regular basis is considered to help maintain overall health.

"Kheer" or Indian rice pudding flavoured with cardamom, various nuts and saffron , certainly rich in flavour and creamy in texture. Luscious and divine desserts for one and all..In India kheer is prepared on almost every Hindu festival- Kheer considered as holy dessert for Prasad. Indian kheer is little different from the rice pudding other parts of the world in the sense that it is without egg and salt. Each culture seems to have their own unique version of it !!

In today's dessert I have decided to use carrots and phool makhana, both ingredients are very healthy, only if eaten on their own,but when cooked in heavy cream and sugar it only becomes a sinful dessert, which I don't mind to indulge in - after all there is a double celebration :P

You will need:-
  • 3 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 50 g rice ( I used basmati rice )
  • 1 medium carrots peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup crushed fox nuts ( you can use whole too )
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp kewra or rose water
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped pistachio
  • 1/2 tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee

Wash rice in cold water and leave it aside to soak in little water for half an hour.
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan or non stick pan on a medium heat.
Add grated carrots and fry for 3-4 minutes.
Now add crushed makhana and fry for 3-4 minutes with carrots.
Pour  the milk and let come to a boil, lower the heat.
Drain the water from the rice and add into milk.
Add the sugar.
Stir and simmer the kheer till  rice if fully cooked mixture gets thicken.
Pour cream and cook further 2-3 minutes.
Turn of the heat. Add crushed cardamom and nutmeg powder.
Let it cool a bit, add kewra water.
Serve in a serving bowl, garnish with chopped pistachio.
Devour this delightful kheer with friends and family !!

Linking this recipe to my own event Celebrate - Makar Sankranti/Republic Day of India .
Know your Dairy - Milk event guest host by Shama , event started by me.


  1. Looks delicious, love the bowl in second click

  2. yummy it up for the know your dairy--Milk.

  3. Hi! New to your space....happy to follow you..& delicious kheer..

  4. Kheer looks delicious n a rare cobo

  5. So I was close. looks delicious and yummy. love your presentation.

  6. Looks delicious and tempting. Pass me some.

  7. mouthwatering presentation, so tempting!!!

  8. A Lovely Sweetness with Sahi presentation... Nice Jagruti


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