5 from 2 votes
Carrot Makhana Kheer - Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
A delicious, creamy and healthy pudding with shredded carrots and fox nuts!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: kheer
Servings: 4
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 2 tablespoon ghee divided coconut oil for vegan
  • 2 cups makhana
  • 1/3 cup whole cashews
  • 2 carrots peeled and shredded, about 2 cups
  • 2 cups low fat milk almond or coconut milk for vegan
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  1. Turn Instant Pot to Sauté(more) mode. Add 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil.

  2. Add makhana's and roast them in the ghee or oil for about 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Take the roasted makhana out and allow them to cool. Reserve half cup of makhane for garnish. Crush the remaining roasted makhana coarse by pulsing then in the food processor for 1-2 times.

  3. Add remaining ghee or oil and cashews. Roast the cashews for 2-3 minutes. Take the cashews out and save them for garnishing.

  4. Add shredded carrots and sauté them in the ghee or oil for a minute.

  5. Add the crushed makhana to the Instant Pot.

  6. Add milk, cardamom powder, saffron and sugar. Give a quick Stir.
  7. Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Set Instant Pot to Pressure Cook/Manual(Low Pressure) for 10 minutes.
  8. Open the lid after 10 minute natural pressure release.
  9. Stir in the roasted cashews. Garnish with reserved makhana.
  10. Enjoy warm or chilled!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Few options - 

Double up on the makhana, add 1-2 tablespoons of ground nuts and you have a perfect fasting food!

Skip Makhana, add 1-2 tablespoons of ground nuts and you have a delicious carrot kheer!

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Makhana Kheer - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5215IU104%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.