Gajorer payesh

Pudding made from carrots and milk for special festive occasions.


  • 5 Gajor/Carrots, either grated or sliced in ultra thin rounds
  • 1 liter milk, full cream
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 Cardamom pods, powdered
  • 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts, roasted unsalted
  • 4 teaspoons Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Rose water
  • 1 tablespoon rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes


  1. Heat some ghee. Stir fry carrots and cook till they are slightly soft. Keep aside.
  2. Heat milk in a pan and bring to boil. Continue heating and simmer on low heat.
  3. When volume reduces to two third add rice. Stir constantly.
  4. As milk reduces to half volume, add carrots. Bring milk to boil and continue heating.
  5. Add Cardamom, Sugar and Cashew nuts. Keep stirring.
  6. Milk starts to thicken after about 45 minutes. Stop heating. Add rose water. Stir.
  7. Keep aside, allow to cool and then refrigerate for half hour.
  8. Garnish with cashew nuts. Serve Gajorer Payesh cold as dessert.

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