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Apr 19, 2009

Carrot Kesari

This is just regular kesari which I made little healthy by adding carrot to it. I made this for my daughter’s 10th birthday, which she recently celebrated. It came out so delicious and perfect.


  • 2 cups of grated Carrots
  • 1 cup Semolina (Upma Rava, Sooji)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • A few Almonds (chopped), Cardamom Seeds and Raisins
  • 2 or 3 strands of Saffron
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Ghee (clarified butter)


Dry roast semolina until golden brown in color and keep aside.

Heat ghee and add cardamom seeds + almonds. Stir well. Add grated carrot and water. Cover and let the carrots get cooked and become soft.

Then add semolina along with sugar and milk and mix well. Add saffron too! Finally add raisins and mix well.

Cover and leave the pan on low flame for some time. When the mixture becomes thick, switch off the flame and transfer the contents to a greased plate.

Spread the kesari on the plate and let it cool for some time. Cut into to desired shapes and enjoy the yummy kesari any time of the day! This is very good as Neivedyam during festivals.

This is my contribution to Srivalli's "Mithai Mela" event.

On a Different Note:

Have you heard of “Head Lice”? Of course, you might have! Almost every one of us might have been the victims of these lice during our school days, don’t we? I know how irritation these could cause! Check out my new post on “Head Lice and Prevention/Cure” in my other blog, where I discussed about this topic. Hope you like it! :)


Sanghi said... [Reply]

yummy..! That's an innovative idea of creating 10 out of it..! Do check my blog for ur award uma..!

Lavanya said... [Reply]

very creative uma..looking so yummy!!

Saritha said... [Reply]

Happy belated wishes to ur child.
Lovely uma,never thought of adding carrot to the kesari,lovely idea.I liked ur presentation :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Beautiful presentation Uma. u always find a way to tweek in veggies into yummy food! Wishes to ur daughter. And now will hop on to ur other blog!

Priya Sriram said... [Reply]

Kesari looks soooo delicious Uma!! :)
Adding sooji is a new thing and sounds yumm!! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

wow great idea uma. love your creative dishes.

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

Belated b'day wishes to ur daughter..
hmmm..Carrot to kesari..? gr8 addition dear..Nice presentation as well

Raks said... [Reply]

Wow! very pretty presentation,hope she enjoyed!
Nice recipe too will try it out some time!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Belated b'day wishes to ur daughter..Carrot Kesari looks yummy & tempting...

Unknown said... [Reply]

love the way you have displayed it in the form of 10. Good idea ..looks yummy..

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Many many happy returns of the day to your lovely daughter. That 10 in Kesari has come out very well. Lovely idea of adding carrots to kesari.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

innovative one..yummy dear..belated wishes to ur daughter...

Finla said... [Reply]

I love the first picture, very artistic.
Love the kesari too.

sra said... [Reply]

Happy Belated birthday to your daughter!

Unknown said... [Reply]

oohh wow so creative uma and helthy too Belated birthday wishes to your daughter

Chitra said... [Reply]

b'lated bday wishes to ur doter, carrot kesari looks nice;)

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Happy birthday to your daughter.....

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Wow Uma, thats looks delicious, Belated b'rthday wishes to ur little heart, very creative 10 dear;)

FH said... [Reply]

I would have this instead of cake anyday. Wonderful looking sweet. Happy Birthday to her! :)

Usha said... [Reply]

Looks wonderful, great presentation....Happy Birthday to her :-)

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Belated b'day wishes to sweety....Carrot kesari sounds new and yum....Love the first pic...

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Birthday wishes to your daughter... mmm colorful and a healthy birthday dessert... Thoughtful and your daughter is very lucky...

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday to you litte princess Uma :) Lovely carrot kesari dear!

Chutneytales said... [Reply]

Happy b'day to your daughter!
your carrot kesari is new to me.Looks too good!

Vani said... [Reply]

Happy birthday to your daighter! Adding carrots to kesari bhath is a great idea!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

That's cute.. Birthday wishes to your daughter.

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

Delectable delight to celebrate the special occasion,my best wishes to your loved one:)

Subhie Arun said... [Reply]

hapi bday to ur sweet daughter...yummy...n new to me...grt try...will try soon...i do carrot halwa 4 my son..carrot kesri new version to me....thx 4 sharing

Pooja said... [Reply]

Nice idea uma..looking delicious..

Pooja said... [Reply]

Great idea of adding carrots..this is something very different. Great post :)

Vishali said... [Reply]

belated b'day wishes to ur daughter. Kesari with carrot looks very nice and delicious.

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Creative carrot kesari! Birthday wishes to your daughter!

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Birthday Wishes to your Daughter!!!
Carrot kesari looks good ...I sometimes add pineapple to it.

Cham said... [Reply]

My warm wishes to Chaitru! Very creative ten! Very innovative kesari too!

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

My Belated Bday Wishes to your Daughter..Love the idea of Carrot Kesari! Nicely Arranged 10!

A_and_N said... [Reply]

Our belated b'day wishes to your daughter. Did you show her the first pic that spelled 10 with the kesari? Nice one :)

ARUNA said... [Reply]

terrific idea Uma........u r very creative yaar! belated wishes to ur daughter!

Pavithra Elangovan said... [Reply]

Looking so yummy!!

Deepa Hari said... [Reply]

Belated birthday wishes to ur daughter Uma....love the way u presented "10"....lovely carrot kesari.

Cynthia said... [Reply]

:) this is so cute!

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Belated Wishes to your daughter..That 10 looks so cute..Nice idea of adding carrot to Kesari..Yum..

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

looks awesome..

Unknown said... [Reply]

delicious kesari Uma..belated bday wishes to ur daughter :)

Seena said... [Reply]

Lovely looking kesari.. :)

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

Happy Birthday to your daughter ,, nice dish

Sujatha said... [Reply]

Very innovative Uma! Love the color and texture..

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

This looks nice sweet uma...
Belated bday wishes to your daughter

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

That looks lovely Uma.. My best wishes to your daughter.. hope she had fun!

Varsha Vipins said... [Reply]

Oh..Thats fab Uma..beltaed bday wishes to her..How did u do that 10 pic??yummm..:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Happy belated Birthday wishes to your daughter. Good idea to add carrots, no need of artificial kesari powder at the same time will get a colorful kesari.

Indrani said... [Reply]

Great idea Uma adding carrot to kesari...liked it..will try

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

First thing Uma...your new template is cool...now coming to this recipe...wonderful...nice idea of making kesari healthy now....wow...Belated Birthday wishes to your little princess :)

Trupti said... [Reply]

Belated Happy Birthday to ur Daugher. Kesari looks very delicious & healthy. Nice idea of using carrots

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Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Belated birthday wishes to your daughter Uma. Carrot kesari looks yummy..And nice art :)

vidhas said... [Reply]

Happy Belated birthday wishes to your daughter. Carrot kesari looks yum! I liked the way you have written 10 out of kesari.

sriharivatsan said... [Reply]

I really love the addition of carrot the kesari...Thatz amazing idea...My belated wishes to your kutti..

Ammu said... [Reply]

Very innovative & cute presentation. Mouth watering.

Shubha Ravikoti said... [Reply]

2 amazingly tasted dishes added to make one super delicious sweet... ur so creative uma...:) visiting ur blog after a long long time...:)

Birthday wishes to ur girl...:)

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Vibaas said... [Reply]

Belated birthday wishes to the sweet girl. Yummy kesari and adding carrots is interesting

Anonymous said... [Reply]

This looks so good! Perfect for a celebration!

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