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Recipe of "Gajrela" (Rice and Carrot Kheer) A Pakistani Dessert

Updated on October 9, 2015

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Gajrela or rice and carrot kheer is a classic dessert prepared in The season when carrots are most ripe and sweet. It comes out more colorful when made in Eastern countries where the carrots are red rather than orange in color. No matter what color the carrots are 'Gajrela' always has the same irresistible taste. This is a must try Dessert for your Winter or Fall parties.

Cannot have enough of this delicious dessert "Rice and carrot kheer".
Cannot have enough of this delicious dessert "Rice and carrot kheer". | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: 8-10 persons


  • 2 Liter Whole milk
  • 1 lb Sweet Carrots
  • 3-4 cup White refined Sugar, Use more or less according to taste
  • 1/2 cup Rice
  • 4 Green cardamom
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee or clarified butter, unsalted

My favorite ghee is also available on

Pictorial guide to the recipe of Gajrela.

Roasting the grated carrots
Roasting the grated carrots | Source
Add cardamom to milk and bring to boil.
Add cardamom to milk and bring to boil. | Source
Cook rice and milk thoroughly.
Cook rice and milk thoroughly. | Source
Use ghee (clarified butter) for best results. Oil or butter can also be used.
Use ghee (clarified butter) for best results. Oil or butter can also be used. | Source
Let the mixture cook for few minutes while stirring.
Let the mixture cook for few minutes while stirring. | Source
Check out the consistency.
Check out the consistency. | Source
Use a wooden spoon.
Use a wooden spoon. | Source
Keep stirring every minute.
Keep stirring every minute. | Source
Enjoy hot or chill before serving. Equally yummy either way.
Enjoy hot or chill before serving. Equally yummy either way. | Source
  1. Add milk to the pot.Use a big and medium deep pot to make carrot and rice kheer to avoid mess around the stove as it would boil out of the smaller pot.
  2. Use a wooden ladle to stir the milk every minute or two to avoid sticking to the bottom.
  3. Wash and peel the carrots and grate the carrots using a hand grator or a food processor on a grater setting.( see the one I used in the picture below). Put the grated carrots aside.
  4. Cook the milk on medium flame. Lower the heat to low when milk starts boiling and keep stirring every minute to avoid burning.
  5. Split the cardamom open and add them to milk while cooking. Also add rice to the milk and keep stirring.
  6. In a seperate pot add grated carrots and dry roast them. Keep stirring.In a few minutes the grated carrots will shrink and wilt.Now add clarified butter and ghee and stir fry grated carrots constantly stirring with a wooden spatula.
  7. in few more minutes carrots will change color to a little darker.Turn off the stove and add roasted carrots to the boiling milk and rice and mix well.
  8. Add sugar and keep cooking on low flame and while cooking do not forget to stir every minute. You may add sugar in parts and taste the sugar if desired add more or less according to taste.
  9. Turn the flame on lowest setting or to be on the safe side turn off the stove under milk and carrot mixture and blend with the mixing and blending wand like the one mentioned below.
  10. Now turn the heat on and cook for another few minutes. delicious 'Gajrela',Rice and carrot kheer is ready. Turn off the flame and let it cool off before tasting...:)
  11. Garnish with crushed almonds and coconut flakes before serving.

This is my favorite mixer that I use for making my desserts like kheer.It is a multi task machine that mixes and chops right in the cooking pot without having t

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    • Ayeshafarid profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from USA

      Aviannovice you look like you are a great cook yourself : thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate your kindness. Well that's great you make your own ghee and garam masala I do that too sometimes when my toddler spares me some time :)

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ash, you have outdone yourself this time. Pudding is my favorite, and be proud. I make my own ghee, just like I do my garam masala. You can bet that my mouth is watering for this.

    • Ayeshafarid profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from USA


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      4 years ago

      I love it :)

    • Ayeshafarid profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for appreciating hummingbird

    • Hummingbird5356 profile image


      4 years ago

      I have eaten this and I like it very much. Thanks for the recipe.


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