Showing posts with label Carrot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carrot. Show all posts

Instant Carrot Sabji / Carrot Salad

It’s a great way to increase your intake of raw vegetables without getting cooked. But kids make faces when they told to eat raw vegetables. I just added few simple steps to make more interesting Carrot Sabji/ Carrot Salad. This tip works for children and adults too. One can eat one full bowl in one go.  It will go well with chapati/Indian Bread, Rice and even as a healthy snack at 4 pm in the office time. 

  •  Carrot 2 shredded
  •  2 to 3 Green chili (chop them as big pieces )
  •  Salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves (for garnishing)

For Seasoning:
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urud Dal /White Lentils (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • Hing/Asafoetida
  • Oil


1.  Peel and then grate the carrots in a large bowl. I used baby carrots so i blended it.


2.  Add the chopped green chilies, salt, lemon juice and add the seasoning on top and mix well.
3. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


That’s it simple and easy and yummy tasty salad is ready in 2 mins.

Variations:   You can add garlic cloves crushed and mix it with olive oil to get another version of taste. 

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Gajar ka Halwa / Carrot Halwa



  • 2 cups grated Carrot
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1½ cup sugar(apprx. Depending on the sweetness of carrots)
  • 2 tsp Elaichi / Cardamom powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1-2 tbsp Malai/ Fresh Cream (optional)
  • Chopped Dry Fruits (Cashews, Raisins, Almonds, etc)

Time Required: 20 -25 mins


1) Peel and grate carrots.
2) Heat ghee in heavy bottom pan. Fry chopped dry fruits and keep aside.
3) In the same pan add grated carrot. Let it cook on low heat for about 2-3 mins.
4) Then add sugar, malai and milk. Mix well and cook on low heat till the mixture thickens. Lastly add elaichi powder and stir it nicely

Serving:  Serve hot or cold, decorate /adorned with chopped dry fruits. Hot Gajar ka Halwa tastes finest with Vanilla Ice-cream.

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Carrot Kheer / Payasam


In India the sweet dish which is made up from milk locally called as Payasam & kheer. It is one type of dessert but with a  liquid in consistency.

You can prepare kheer from semiya/ Vermicelli, Sabudana/ Sago, milk and  Rice. And carrot newly added to this category. Here is my version of Carrot Kheer recipe.

  • Carrot - 1 cup (I have used small carrots ) if it is big - 2 to 3 nos
  • Milk - 2 cups 
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter  - 2 tsp 
  • Cashew nuts and Raisins - Few
  • Cardamom powder /Elaichi Powder - 3 tsp

Time Required: 25-30 mins


1) Pressure cook carrots for 2 whistles and grind it to a smooth paste 

2) Heat clarified butter in a pan, add the cashews and raising fry them to golden brown and keep aside

3) In the same pan, saute boiled carrots paste until the raw smell completely leaves

3) Then add milk, sugar and mix well. Cook for 5-7 mins until the kheer becomes bit thick in consistency 

4) Turn to low flame add cardamom powder, roasted cashews & raisins and stir well for 2 to 3 mins. and then switch off the flame 

Serving: Enjoy the healthy and delicious carrot Kheer/Payasam.  serve hot or cold as per your family members choice!
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