How to make Independence Day Kheer -

Carrot kheer, rice kheer and green peas kheer layer one top of the other to represent our national flag.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Carrot (गाजर), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Independence Day Kheer

Independence Day Kheer Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Independence Day Kheer Recipe

  • Carrot grated 1 medium

  • Milk 7 3/4 cups

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green peas shelled 1/2 cup

  • Pure ghee 1/4 cup

  • Whipping cream 1/2 cup


Step 1

To make gajar kheer, bring two and a half cups of milk to a boil in a thick bottomed pan. Reduce heat and simmer till it reduces to three-fourth its original volume. Add carrot and cook on low heat for about fifteen to twenty minutes or till the carrot is completely cooked.

Step 2

Add one fourth cup sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, till sugar dissolves. Add one fourth teaspoon green cardamom powder and stir well. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

To make rice kheer, bring two and a half cups of milk to a boil in another thick bottomed pan. Add rice and reduce heat. Cook stirring continuously till it reduces to one-third its original volume and rice gets cooked.

Step 4

Add one fourth cup sugar and mix well, partially crushing the rice. Add one fourth teaspoon green cardamom powder. Stir well and set aside to cool. To make matar kheer boil green peas in one cup of water for five minutes.

Step 5

Refresh in cold water and grind to a fine paste. Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan, add green peas paste and sauté for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside.

Step 6

Boil the remaining milk and add the cooked green peas paste. Bring it to a boil. Cook on low heat for fifteen to twenty minutes or till milk reduces to half its original volume. Add the remaining sugar and the remaining green cardamom powder.

Step 7

Cook for about eight to ten minutes on low heat, stirring continuously. Set aside to cool. To assemble, take four long stemmed glasses and carefully spoon in one fourth of matar kheer in each glass.

Step 8

Top with one-fourth portion rice kheer and then carefully top with one-fourth portion of gajar kheer. Decorate with a swirl of whipped cream. Chill thoroughly and serve.

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