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Gajrela recipe

Gajrela Recipe - a creamy pudding recipe made with carrot, mawa and milk.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Pakistani
Keyword dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 574kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 1/2 kg carrots peel the carrots and grate / shred it.
  • 2 liter milk
  • 4-5 green cardamom
  • 2 tbsp rice soaked. { Important - Don't use basmati rice.}
  • 125 gm butter
  • 200 gm mawa or khoya
  • 1 cup sugar
  • dry fruits and nuts of your choice for garnishing


  • Heat the butter in a thick-bottomed pan, add carrots and cardamom sauté for three to four minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Add milk and rice cook on low heat till the rice is done. Remember to stir frequently as it might burn the bottom.
  • Add sugar and cook, stirring continuously, for two to three minutes or till the sugar melts.
  • Add khoya or mawa. Stir and cook for three to four minutes till the khoya thoroughly melts. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. 
  • Fry the cashew nuts or any other dry fruit or nuts in little bit of ghee till golden brown. Drain and set aside.
  • Add nuts. Serve hot or cold.



  • Choose red carrots when in the season for making this dessert. 
  • You can substitute butter with ghee.