How to Make Gajar Ka Halwa | Carrot Halwa

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    Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe | Carrot Halwa Recipe

    Gajar ka halwa or Carrot halwa is a delicious halwa, pudding or dessert that is cooked by simmering grated carrots in full fat milk. Gajar ka halwa is so delicious and popular in India and well known as carrot halwa, gajar halwa or gajrela. The delicious sweet gajar ka halwa holds a special place along with other delicious sweets and you can find gajar ka halwa in the menu of almost every special occasions like festivals or parties. Gajar ka Halwa is one of the most delicious and popular Indian sweets that no one refuses to taste.

    Most Indians make gajar ka halwa at their home during the winter season when carrots are at their peak in the season. Red carrot is best for making this delicious gajar ka halwa, red carrots can be easily found in North India so gajar ka halwa in North India is made with this red carrots.

    Carrot halwa is made by simmering grated fresh carrots in full-fat milk and sweetened with sugar and finely flavored with green cardamom powder and saffron and garnished with nuts. Here we are sharing the detail recipe of gajar ka halwa, follow this recipe and make delicious carrot halwa at your home.

    Preparation Time
    20 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    1 Hour
    Meal Type:

    Ice Cream Dessert and Sweets

    Fresh Red Carrot500 GramMilk1 KG
    Green Cardamom, Crushed3 - 4Ghee1/4 Cup
    Cashew Nut, Finey Chopped10 - 12Almonds, Finey Chopped10 - 12
    Sugar3/4 Cup or As Per TasteSaffronA Pinch
    SaltA Pinch  

    • Peel and grate the carrots.
    • Heat the milk in a large pan on high heat. When it starts boiling reduce the heat to low. Add grated carrots and allow it simmer with the milk.
    • Boil the carrots with the milk on low heat until the whole milk becomes evaporates and mix with the carrots to form khoya (dry milk).
    • Boil it on low heat, while stirring occasionally to avoid sticking to the bottom.
    • When it is almost dry, heat the ghee in another pan on low heat. When the ghee melts completely, add cashews, almonds and fry a little.
    • Add the fried almonds, cashews to the milk carrot mixture and mix well.
    • Add sugar, green cardamom and saffron and mix well. Keep the halwa boiling until it dries. It will take about 5 - 7 minutes.
    • Add a pinch of salt and mix well.
    • Delicious gajra ka halwa is ready, turn off the heat.
    • Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with almonds and cashews. Serve delicious gajar ka halwa hot or cold.

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